PRONUNCIATION: (AH-loo AH-loo)
AFTER CAL: Selected as the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars ... the ninth-highest draft pick in Cal history and the highest since defensive end Andre Carter was selected seventh overall by the San Francisco 49ers in 2001 ... the 24th first-round draft pick in Cal history and the sixth first-round in the last eight years under head coach Jeff Tedford ... played in the 2010 Senior Bowl and contributed a sack for a loss of four yards, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in a 31-13 North victory ... his sack came on 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.
CAL CAREER: Played all 52 games possible with 40 starts over the last four seasons, including a run of 39 consecutive starts over his final three campaigns to end his career ... finished his career with 195 tackles to go along with 26.0 TFL (-134 yards), 16.0 sacks (-111 yards), seven passes defended, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, a blocked kick, an interception that he returned eight yards and 11 quarterback hurries ... returned one of his four fumble recoveries for a touchdown vs. Arizona in 2007 ... wore number 90 the first season he played at Cal in 2006, before switching to number 44 for his final three campaigns from 2007-09.
2009: (Game-By-Game Stats) A first-team All-Pac-10 selection for the first time in his career and a Phil Steele 2009 Postseason All-Pac-10 Second-Team choice who led all Pac-10 linemen with a career-high 65 tackles ... led the team in sacks (7.5) and tackles for loss (11.5) and among league-leaders in the two categories with per-game of averages of 0.58 sacks (No. 7 Pac-10) and 0.88 tackles for loss (No. 10 Pac-10) ... his 65 tackles ranked third on the team overall ... started all 13 games for the third consecutive season and played in all 13 for the fourth straight year ... won four team awards (Brick Muller Award - Most Valuable Defensive Lineman; Joe Roth Award - Player best exemplifying courage, attitude and sportsmanship; Cort Majors Captain - Defense, Senior Lifter of the Year) with the Brick Muller honor his third consecutive ... posted a season-high nine tackles vs. Oregon State and had a total of eight games with five or more tackles, including eight at Oregon and Washington, seven vs. Arizona, six at Minnesota and five vs. Eastern Washington, Washington State and Utah in the Poinsettia Bowl ... had a big game at Minnesota with a career-high-tying 2.0 sacks and 2.0 tackles for loss (-10 yards) ... also had 2.0 tackles for loss at Oregon (-7 yards) and at Arizona (-6 yards), while picking up 1.5 at Washington (-6 yards) and vs. Utah in the Poinsettia Bowl (-3 yards) ... had 1.5 sacks at Washington (-6 yards), as well as as 1.0 vs. USC (-8 yards), at Oregon (-6 yards) and vs. Arizona (-5 yards) ... forced fumbles vs. Maryland and Arizona, while picking up pass breakups vs. Maryland, USC and Washington ... earned preseason honorable mention All-America honors from NationalChamps.net, as well as first-team All-Pac-10 honors from Athlon and Sporting News, and second-team recognition by Lindy's and Phil Steele.
2008: (Game-By-Game Stats) Had a career-high 62 tackles (No. 47 Pac-10), most for a Cal defensive lineman since Duane Clemons had 82 in 1995 ... named second-team All-Pac-10 ... started all 13 games for the second consecutive season and played in all 13 for the third year in a row ... had at least 0.5 TFL in all but two games ... recipient of Cal's Brick Muller Award as the team's most valuable defensive lineman for the second straight year ... 11th in the Pac-10 with 6.0 sacks (No. 84-T NCAA) and tied for 16th in the league with 11.0 TFL ... finished off the regular season with a career-best 10 tackles, including a sack and two for loss, plus a forced fumble vs. Washington ... played well at Maryland with eight total tackles, including one sack ... had a pair of sacks for minus 17 yards and two pass breakups in a win over UCLA ... registered a 10-yard sack at USC among his 1.5 TFL ... finished with eight tackles plus a forced fumble in the Big Game vs. Stanford.
2007: (Game-By-Game Stats) Started all 13 games for the first time and played in all 13 for the second consecutive season ... paced defensive linemen with 52 tackles, including 3.5 for a loss ... added 2.5 sacks, an interception and a team-best four fumble recoveries ... had 20 tackles and a pair of fumble recoveries in the last three regular season games, including a season-high eight stops in the Big Game at Stanford ... recorded a pair of sacks and five tackles at Colorado State ... recovered his first career fumble and took it into the end zone for a touchdown vs. Arizona after a Thomas DeCoud blitz on quarterback Willie Tuitama jarred the ball loose ... snared a key interception at Oregon in the fourth quarter when the Ducks were driving and threatening to score ... also recovered a fumble against USC ... earned the Brick Muller Award as the team's most valuable defensive lineman, an honor he would repeat in 2008.
2006: Stepped into the defensive line rotation as a true freshman ... saw action in all 13 games, including his first career start against Oregon State ... registered 16 tackles, fourth on the defensive line ... tallied a season-high six tackles (three solo) against UCLA and added five takedowns (two solo) in his college debut at Tennessee.
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time All-State selection by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin ... ranked as the No. 2 player in Hawaii in 2005 by Rivals, who also rated him as the No. 24 defensive tackle in America ... recorded 59 tackles and 7.0 sacks as a senior, ranking first and second, respectively, in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu ... named the ILH's 2005 Defensive Player of the Year ... PrepStar placed him on its 2004 All-Far West Region team ... paramount game came against Punahou High School when he recorded nine tackles and 4.0 sacks ... also posted a pair of 14-tackle efforts his senior season ... signed with Cal before the 2005 season, but enrolled in January of 2006.
PERSONAL: Full name is Tyson Asi Alualu ... born May 12, 1987 ... parents are Ta'avao and Levaa'i Alualu ... he and his wife, Desiré, have a son, Tyreé, and a daughter, Dereon ... has seven sisters, Taimane-Ruta, Tanya, Tasia, Tatiana, Timena, Trinity and Trust, and one brother, Tupu ... relatives who have played college football include uncle Tupu Alualu (Hawai'i), and cousins Ben Alualu (Arizona) and Tyrone Alualu (Laney College) ... lives by the motto "God first, and everything else will fall in place"... major is Ethnic Studies.
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LAST UPDATED: May 4, 2010