A big defensive lineman that made an instant impact along the front four last season... Should vye for a starting nod again in 2012.
2011: Started each of the first 11 games... Was second among the squad's defensive linemen with 34 tackles, while he recorded 2.5 TFLs and one sack to go along with four pass breakups and a fumble recovery... Recorded a pair of tackles, including a sack for a loss of 13 yards, against Eastern Kentucky... Notched a career-best four tackles at Miami before resetting his career high with five against Baylor... Made two tackles, including a 13-yard sack, against Missouri... Recovered a fumble at KU which led to a touchdown... Registered four tackles at Texas.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Led Mt. San Antonio to a 13-0 record in 2010 and wins in both the State and National Championships... Led Mt. Sac to the NATYCAA Cup which goes to the nation's top overall community college athletic program... Recorded 63 total tackles (37 solo, 26 assisted) as well as 19.5 tackles for a loss, 12 sacks, eight quarterback hits and three pass breakups... Played in 2008 and then redshirted in 2009... Team went a combined 38-3 from 2008-2010.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterman who played quarterback, linebacker and the defensive line at West High School... Was an all-state pick and MVP of team during 2005 senior season.
PERSONAL: Vaikalafi Lutui was born March 3, 1987... Son of Filikei and Sui Lutui... A social sciences major.