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Joseph Tuipala
#48 | Linebacker | Outlaws Roster

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Through 2001 Regular Season
Tackles Fumbles Interceptions
Regular 43 36 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 16 16.0 16 0 0
Position: LB
College - San Diego State
Height - 6'1
Weight - 240 lbs.
Born: Sept. 12, 1976
Last Club: New Orleans Saints (NFL)
Hometown: Inyokern, CA
XFL P.A.S.S.: Acquired via draft-day trade (LB Mike Croel) with the Los Angeles Xtreme – 10/28/00
NFL Draft: FA – 1999 – Detroit Lions

Professional Highlights
2001: Signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars... 1999: Allocated by the New Orleans Saints... Signed as a free agent with the Detroit Lions... Released before the start of the season... Signed to the Saints practice squad... Signed to the active roster and played as a backup linebacker.

College Highlights
1998: Recorded 271 tackles, 5 sacks, 11 pass break-ups, and 1 touchdown in his collegiate career...Started in 12 games and made 75 tackles and 3.5 sacks as a senior...Defensive MVP in the 1998 Las Vegas Bowl with 8 tackles and a fumble recovery…Recorded 75 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and 1 interception … 1997: Started five games at weak side linebacker…Recorded 50 tackles and 1 sack … 1996: Started six out of seven games he played in…Ranked third on the team when he recorded 56 tackles … 1995: An honorable mention All-WAC performer…Started in 9 out of 12 games as a freshman at middle linebacker…Amassed 90 tackles and 4 quarterback sacks.

A two year starter at both fullback and inside linebacker at Burroughs High School in Ridgecrest, CA…An All-Golden League performer…Leading tackler in both his junior and senior seasons…Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, but played his prep football at Burroughs (Ridgecrest, Calif,) High School. He and his wife, Leah, have a son, Makai. Born 9/13/76.

Criner’s Critique
“Joseph is very tough and possesses good speed. He has been through many NFL camps and has learned good technique from them. He is a cross between a running linebacker and a hitting linebacker.”

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