Players

Deuce Lutui
G #72
Height:
6-4
Weight:
338
College:
USC
Hometown:
Mesa, Ariz.
Experience:
7
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 101 80
2012 TEN 8 8
2011 ARI 15 0
2010 ARI 16 16
2009 ARI 16 16
2008 ARI 16 16
2007 ARI 15 15
2006 ARI 15 9

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Biography

HOW ACQUIRED:
Signed with the Seahawks as an unrestricted free agent April 9, 2012.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Drafted in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft (41st overall) by Arizona and started 72 (right guard) of 93 games played for the Cardinals from 2006-2011. Also started all six postseason games in 2008 and 2009. Only missed start from 2007-10 was the 2007 season finale due to a knee injury.
• Key factor along the offensive line for the 2008 Cardinals that reached the Super Bowl and then returned to the postseason in 2009.
• Served as a key reserve along the offensive line in 2011 for Arizona seeing action in 15 games, mainly on special teams blocking units.
• Won the starting job at RG in 2010 training camp and started 16 games for a third-consecutive season.
• Started 16 games at LG in 2009 and part of a line that allowed 26 sacks, the second lowest regular season total by a Cardinals offensive line since sacks became an official stat in 1982.
• Part of an offensive line in 2008 in which all five starters started all 20 regular and postseason contests.
• Started 15 games in 2007 before suffering a knee injury in the finale vs. Atlanta (12/23). Part of an offensive line that allowed just 24 sacks, fewest by a Cardinals team since the sacks became official in 1982. Helped block for an offense that racked up 552 total yards vs. San Francisco (11/25), most by a Cardinals offense since 1949 (Chicago Cardinals, 572 yards, 11/13). Also helped Edgewater James eclipse 1,000 yards on the season, the first RB to record back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons since Ottis Anderson in 1983-84.

COLLEGE:
After attending Mesa (Az.) Com - munity College and then Snow (Utah) Junior College, transferred to USC in 2004 and helped the Trojans go undefeated and win a second consecutive National Championship. Started every game for the Trojans as a junior and senior moving from right tackle to left guard between those seasons. As a senior, named to the 2005 Football Coaches, Football Writers, The Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com, CBS - Sports line.com and Rivals.com All-American first team. Named J.C. Grid-Wire and National Junior College Athletic Association ALl- American first team at Snow Junior College. Snow finished 9-1 and tied for fourth in the final NJCAA poll. Originally signed with Utah in 2002 but did not qualify for admission.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Taitusi Lutui and was born in Ha’api, Tonga. Named Super Prep All- Farwest, Prep Star All-West, All-State, allregion and all-conference as a two-way lineman at Mesa (Az.) High School. In July of 2010, was among 204 legal residents who took the Oath of Allegiance and became U.S. citizens, a process he began in 2001. Cousin of former NFL return specialist Vai Sikahema, who became the first Tongan to play in the NFL when he was drafted by the Cardinals in the 10th round of the 1986 Draft. Married and has four children.

HOW ACQUIRED:
Signed with the Seahawks as an unrestricted free agent April 9, 2012.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Drafted in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft (41st overall) by Arizona and started 72 (right guard) of 93 games played for the Cardinals from 2006-2011. Also started all six postseason games in 2008 and 2009. Only missed start from 2007-10 was the 2007 season finale due to a knee injury.
• Key factor along the offensive line for the 2008 Cardinals that reached the Super Bowl and then returned to the postseason in 2009.
• Served as a key reserve along the offensive line in 2011 for Arizona seeing action in 15 games, mainly on special teams blocking units.
• Won the starting job at RG in 2010 training camp and started 16 games for a third-consecutive season.
• Started 16 games at LG in 2009 and part of a line that allowed 26 sacks, the second lowest regular season total by a Cardinals offensive line since sacks became an official stat in 1982.
• Part of an offensive line in 2008 in which all five starters started all 20 regular and postseason contests.
• Started 15 games in 2007 before suffering a knee injury in the finale vs. Atlanta (12/23). Part of an offensive line that allowed just 24 sacks, fewest by a Cardinals team since the sacks became official in 1982. Helped block for an offense that racked up 552 total yards vs. San Francisco (11/25), most by a Cardinals offense since 1949 (Chicago Cardinals, 572 yards, 11/13). Also helped Edgewater James eclipse 1,000 yards on the season, the first RB to record back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons since Ottis Anderson in 1983-84.

COLLEGE:
After attending Mesa (Az.) Com - munity College and then Snow (Utah) Junior College, transferred to USC in 2004 and helped the Trojans go undefeated and win a second consecutive National Championship. Started every game for the Trojans as a junior and senior moving from right tackle to left guard between those seasons. As a senior, named to the 2005 Football Coaches, Football Writers, The Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com, CBS - Sports line.com and Rivals.com All-American first team. Named J.C. Grid-Wire and National Junior College Athletic Association ALl- American first team at Snow Junior College. Snow finished 9-1 and tied for fourth in the final NJCAA poll. Originally signed with Utah in 2002 but did not qualify for admission.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Taitusi Lutui and was born in Ha’api, Tonga. Named Super Prep All- Farwest, Prep Star All-West, All-State, allregion and all-conference as a two-way lineman at Mesa (Az.) High School. In July of 2010, was among 204 legal residents who took the Oath of Allegiance and became U.S. citizens, a process he began in 2001. Cousin of former NFL return specialist Vai Sikahema, who became the first Tongan to play in the NFL when he was drafted by the Cardinals in the 10th round of the 1986 Draft. Married and has four children.