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#75 Kirifi Taula
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 265
Year: Junior
Hometown: Garden Grove, Calif.
High School: Servite HS
Experience: 2 Letters

At Arizona: Among top returning contenders for an inside role in 2012 ... Appeared in 11 games and started four in 2011, two at defensive end (Colorado, ASU) ... Missed the season finale with minor ailment ... Redshirted his first year in 2010 ... Career-best five tackles against USC and Utah, with two TFL against the Trojans ... Logged 21 total hits.

High School: Western 100 ... CalHiSports First-Team All-State defensive lineman ... PrepStar All-West ... SuperPrep All-Far West ... All-CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division honors in 2009 ... OC Varsity All-County First-Team as a senior ... Received votes in the Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West polling ... Friars were CIF Pac-5 and CIF Division II State Champions at 14-1 in 2009 under head coach Troy Thomas ... First undefeated (conference play) Trinity League Champions in history ... All-Trinity League First-Team as a junior ... Broke his arm and missed five games his senior year ... Played at Orange Lutheran for a year ... Did not play in 2007 ... Joined Servite for his final two years.

Personal: Son of Leutu and Victor Taula ... Majoring in psychology.

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