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Fenuki Tupou

Fenuki Tupou
Tupou in 2009
No. 78, 72
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-05-02) May 2, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Sacramento, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)Weight: 323 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school: Antelope (CA) Center
College: Oregon
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 159
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career NFL statistics

Fenuki Aisea Tupou (born May 2, 1985)[1] is an American football guard. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon.

Early years

Tupou was raised in Antelope, California, where he attended Center High School as a two-way lineman. He went on to attend Sierra College for two years, earning a Junior College All-American honorable mention in 2005. Tupou was recruited by Oregon, where he eventually committed. He redshirted in 2006, before starting 23 games at offensive tackle for the Ducks over the course of his junior and senior year, earning All-Pacific-10 honors both seasons.

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Fenuki Tupou
Antelope, California Sierra CC 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 328 lb (149 kg) 5.1 Dec 16, 2005 
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 52 (college recruiting)   Rivals: 49 (college recruiting)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5 in 314 lb34 in8 34 in 5.40 s 1.78 s 3.06 s 5.02 s 8.33 s 25 12 in 7 ft 10 in 24 reps
All values were taken at the NFL Scouting Combine.[2][3]

Philadelphia Eagles

Tupou was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He signed a 4-year contract with the team on June 6, 2009.[4] He was placed on the injured reserve list on September 5, 2009. He was waived on September 4, 2010, and re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 13. His practice squad contract expired at the conclusion of the season, so he was re-signed to a future contract on January 13, 2011.

Tupou was waived on September 3, 2011, during final roster cuts.

New Orleans

Tupou was signed to the Saints practice squad on October 3, 2011. He was re-signed on January 18, 2012. He was waived/injured on August 19, 2012, and subsequently reverted to injured reserve on August 22.


His brother, Christian Tupou was a defensive lineman for the USC Trojans.[5] He went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, and was signed for training camp by the San Diego Chargers.[6] Their cousin, Viliami Moala, currently plays for the California Golden Bears.


External links

  • Philadelphia Eagles bio
  • Oregon Ducks bio
  • bio
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