Tulsa -- A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter . . . has played in 28 career games and has 16 starts . . . has 47 career tackles and 5.5 stops for -23 yards . . . 2005 -- Played in all 13 games and started six contests . . . had 21 stops, including three tackles for -15 yards . . . had a season-high four tackles vs. Houston . . . had three tackles vs. East Carolina and three stops and one sack for -6 yards vs. UTEP. . . 2004 -- Played in all 12 games . . . started eight games . . . was credited with 21 tackles and 2.5 stops for eight yards . . . had a season-best four tackles against Navy and Louisiana Tech . . . 2003 -- Played in the final three games of the season . . . was in the starting lineup the final two games . . . made the move from linebacker to defensive end during the season . . . missed the first 10 games . . . tallied five tackles on the season . . . had his first start against San Jose State and had a season-high three stops . . . saw his first collegiate action vs. Louisiana Tech . . . 2002 -- Was one of several freshmen to sit out the 2003 season due to red-shirt status . . . Overall -- Missed spring drills with an injury . . . provides leadership . . . plays hard and is a warrior on the football field . . . an athletic player and a great competitor.
High School -- Was a two-year letterwinner and starter at Fossil Ridge High School . . . started both seasons at middle linebacker . . . helped lead his team to an 11-3 record and Class 5A state semifinals as a senior . . . had 274 career tackles in his two seasons . . . was credited with 143 tackles, including 14 for lost yardage, one sack and one interception . . . ranked 99th on the Dallas Morning News all-area top-100 list . . . ranked on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's all-area top-75 list . . . regarded by DFWRecruiting.Com as one of the top senior middle linebackers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area . . . was an Associated Press all-state honorable mention selection his senior season . . . was named to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Dallas Morning News all-area first team as a senior . . . was selected as the Northeast Tarrant County Defensive Player of the Year . . . earned all-District 5-5A first-team honors as a senior . . . ranked among the top-35 middle linebackers nationally by Max Emfinger's Blue Chip Recruiting . . . high school coach was Gary Olivo.
Personal -- Enjoys watching movies and playing cards . . . his favorite class at TU is Sports Nutrition . . . favorite NFL team is the San Francisco 49ers . . . his favorite professional athlete is Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers . . . his favorite movie is Braveheart . . . lists "Boy Meets World" as his favorite TV show . . . his craziest ambition is to compete on the TV show "Fear Factor" . . . his brother, George, played two years of collegiate football at SMU . . . parents are Tomasi and Ofa Latu . . . a communication major . . . born November 27, 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Latu's Career Statistics Defense G UT AT Tot Loss Sack FR FF PBU Int 2002 Red-shirt 2003 (Fr) 3 3 2 5 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 2004 (So) 12 13 8 21 2.5/-8 0/0 0 0 1 0 2005 (Jr) 13 13 8 21 3/-15 2/-11 0 0 1 0 Totals 28 29 18 47 5.5/-23 2/-11 0 0 2 0
ATHLETICS TICKET OFFICE