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Player Bio

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D.J. Tialavea
TE #44
Height:
6-4
Weight:
260
Age:
23
College:
Utah State
Hometown:
West Jordan, Utah
Experience:
R

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Biography

Four-year letterman … As a senior in 2013, played in the first six games with four starts before missing the remainder of the season with an injury … Season totals include 17 receptions for 93 yards and three TDs … Set career-highs with four receptions and two TDs against Weber State and was an honorable mention for National Tight End of the Week by the CFPA … As a junior in 2012, played in 12 games with seven starts … Season totals include six receptions for 31 yards and one TD … As a sophomore in 2010, played in 13 games with six starts … Caught seven passes for 74 yards … As a redshirt freshman in 2010, saw action in nine games with one start … Redshirted during the 2009 season … Three-year letterman at DL, OL and TE at West Jordan (Utah) High School … Earned all-state 5A honors as a senior … Team captain as a junior and senior … Region 3 DL MVP as a junior … Three-time all-region selection … Caught 35 passes for 458 yards and five TDs and made 48 tackles, including 18 tackles for loss and six sacks as a senior … Also lettered in basketball and baseball … Son of Don and Tami Tialavea … Has two sisters … Graduated in spring of 2013 with an interdisciplinary studies degree emphasizing business management and physical education administration … Pursuing a master’s degree in education with emphasis in physical and sport education … Last name is pronounce TEE-al-uh-VAY-uh … Full name is Donald Vili Tialavea Jr.
Career Notes: Four-year letterman … As a senior in 2013, played in the first six games with four starts before missing the remainder of the season with an injury … Season totals include 17 receptions for 93 yards and three TDs … Set career-highs with four receptions and two TDs against Weber State and was an honorable mention for National Tight End of the Week by the CFPA … As a junior in 2012, played in 12 games with seven starts … Season totals include six receptions for 31 yards and one TD … As a sophomore in 2010, played in 13 games with six starts … Caught seven passes for 74 yards … As a redshirt freshman in 2010, saw action in nine games with one start … Redshirted during the 2009 season … Three-year letterman at DL, OL and TE at West Jordan (Utah) High School … Earned all-state 5A honors as a senior … Team captain as a junior and senior … Region 3 DL MVP as a junior … Three-time all-region selection … Caught 35 passes for 458 yards and five TDs and made 48 tackles, including 18 tackles for loss and six sacks as a senior … Also lettered in basketball and baseball … Son of Don and Tami Tialavea … Has two sisters … Graduated in spring of 2013 with an interdisciplinary studies degree emphasizing business management and physical education administration … Pursuing a master’s degree in education with emphasis in physical and sport education … Last name is pronounce TEE-al-uh-VAY-uh … Full name is Donald Vili Tialavea Jr … Twitter handle is @DJTialevea91.

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