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#78 Freddie Tagaloa
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 330
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Richmond, CA
High School: Salesian HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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Tagaloa spent two seasons with the Cal football program before transferring following the 2013 campaign. He played in 23 of 24 possible games with seven starts over his two campaigns at Cal and was a team captain in his final season.

Pronunciation
TAG-uh-low-uh

Career Stats
Game Logs: 2013 | 2012
 
Cal Career (2012-13)
► Played in 23 of 24 possible games with seven starts over his two seasons at Cal and was a team captain as a 2013 sophomore
 
Sophomore (2013)
► Selected as a team captain for the season by his teammates prior to the beginning of the campaign
► Played in all 12 games and started the first seven at left tackle, adding duties on the punt and field goal/PAT special teams units
► A preseason candidate for the Rotary Lombardi Award given to the top lineman on either side of the ball or linebacker and The Jim Parker Trophy awarded to the nation’s top offensive lineman
 
Freshman (2012)
► Played in 11 of 12 games off the bench as a backup left and right tackle as well as on the field goal/PAT special teams unit
► First true freshmen offensive lineman to play at Cal since Brian Schwenke in 2009
► Cal’s No. 5 recruit prior to the season according to Athlon, while Phil Steele had him as the nation’s No. 28 freshman offensive lineman and Athlon listed him as the nation’s No. 39 offensive line recruit
 
Salesian HS (Class of 2012)
► Played in the U.S. Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and International Bowl following his 2011 All-American (Prepstar) senior season and was listed as the No. 8 overall performer in practices prior to the Semper game by Rivals
► Small School All-American and Division III All-State selection of MaxPreps as a senior, while adding All-Region (SuperPrep), All-Metro (San Francisco Chronicle) and All-East Bay (Contra Costa Times) honors
► Prep teams combined for a 45-7 record during his four seasons, picking up Division IV State and North Coast Section Division titles in both his 2009 sophomore and 2010 junior campaigns, and going a perfect 21-0 in the Bay League to win four conference titles
► Also a four-year starting center in basketball, playing on a state championship squad during his 2008-09 freshman campaign

Recruiting Rankings (Class of 2012)
► Four-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports, while MaxPreps gave him three and a half and Scout three
► Ranked as high as No. 13 by MaxPreps among its list of the nation’s top offensive tackles in the 2012 recruiting class, while other rankings at the position came from Rivals (No. 17), 247Sports (No. 21), ESPN (No. 32) and Scout (No. 39)
► MaxPreps listed him as the nation’s No. 93 player overall while he also made Rivals’ list at No. 181 and 247Sports’ at No. 220
► SuperPrep ranked him at No. 39 overall for all players from California/Hawaii/Nevada
► Ranked as high as No. 26 overall among recruits from the state of California, while Rivals had him at No. 30 and ESPN at No. 33
► Listed by MaxPreps as one of the nation’s top football recruits that also plays basketball
 
Other
► Full name is Faatiga Freddie Tagaloa
► Born March 4, 1994
► Parents are Sakaria and Olive Tagaloa
► Intended major is business administration

Last Updated
August 25, 2014

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