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Deuce Lutui
G #72
Height:
6-4
Weight:
338
College:
USC
Experience:
7

Biography

 
PRO: Seven-year veteran Deuce Lutui was signed by the Titans following the first week of the 2012 season to provide depth at both guard positions along the offensive front.  The 6-foot-4-inch, 338-pounder spent the first six seasons of his career as a member of the Arizona Cardinals where he appeared in 93 games with 72 starts.  Lutui has also played in six postseason contests, including a start in Super Bowl XLIII against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• From 2006-2011 with the Arizona Cardinals, started 72 of 93 games at right guard.  Also started all six postseason games in 2008 and 2009. Only
missed start from 2007-10 was the 2007 season finale due to a knee injury.
• Lutui was a key contributor along the offensive line for the 2008 Cardinals that reached the Super Bowl and then returned to the postseason in 2009.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    In July of 2010, was among 204 legal residents who took the Oath of Allegiance and became U.S. citizens, a process he began in 2001.
• Cousin of former NFL return specialist Vai Sikahema, who became the first Tongan to play in the NFL when he was drafted by the Cardinals in the 10th round of the 1986 Draft.
• During the 2006 season against Detroit (11/19), Lutui started his third NFL game just hours after his wife gave birth to a baby girl.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Mesa, Ariz., native was originally selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round (41st overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.
•    Signed by the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent on July 31, 2011.
•    Signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an unrestricted free agent on April 6, 2012 and released by the team on Aug. 26, 2012.
•    Signed by the Titans as a free agent on Sept. 11, 2012.
 
COLLEGE:
•    After attending Mesa (Ariz.) Community College and then Snow (Utah) Junior College, transferred to USC in 2004 and helped the Trojans go undefeated and win a second consecutive National Championship.
•    Started every game for the Trojans as a junior and senior moving from right tackle to left guard between those seasons.  
•    As a senior, named to the 2005 Football Coaches, Football Writers, The Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com, CBSSportsline.com and Rivals.com All-American first team.  
•    Named J.C. Grid-Wire and National Junior College Athletic Association All-American first team at Snow Junior College.  Snow finished 9-1 and tied for fourth in the final NJCAA poll.  
•    Originally signed with Utah in 2002 but did not qualify for admission.

PERSONAL:  
•    Married and has four children and lives in Mesa, Ariz.
•    Named Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, All-State, All-Region and All-Conference as a two-way lineman at Mesa (Ariz.) High School.
•    Born Taitusi Lutui on May 5, 1983 in Ha’api, Tonga.
 
PRO: Seven-year veteran Deuce Lutui was signed by the Titans following the first week of the 2012 season to provide depth at both guard positions along the offensive front.  The 6-foot-4-inch, 338-pounder spent the first six seasons of his career as a member of the Arizona Cardinals where he appeared in 93 games with 72 starts.  Lutui has also played in six postseason contests, including a start in Super Bowl XLIII against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• From 2006-2011 with the Arizona Cardinals, started 72 of 93 games at right guard.  Also started all six postseason games in 2008 and 2009. Only
missed start from 2007-10 was the 2007 season finale due to a knee injury.
• Lutui was a key contributor along the offensive line for the 2008 Cardinals that reached the Super Bowl and then returned to the postseason in 2009.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    In July of 2010, was among 204 legal residents who took the Oath of Allegiance and became U.S. citizens, a process he began in 2001.
• Cousin of former NFL return specialist Vai Sikahema, who became the first Tongan to play in the NFL when he was drafted by the Cardinals in the 10th round of the 1986 Draft.
• During the 2006 season against Detroit (11/19), Lutui started his third NFL game just hours after his wife gave birth to a baby girl.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Mesa, Ariz., native was originally selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round (41st overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.
•    Signed by the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent on July 31, 2011.
•    Signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an unrestricted free agent on April 6, 2012 and released by the team on Aug. 26, 2012.
•    Signed by the Titans as a free agent on Sept. 11, 2012.
 
COLLEGE:
•    After attending Mesa (Ariz.) Community College and then Snow (Utah) Junior College, transferred to USC in 2004 and helped the Trojans go undefeated and win a second consecutive National Championship.
•    Started every game for the Trojans as a junior and senior moving from right tackle to left guard between those seasons.  
•    As a senior, named to the 2005 Football Coaches, Football Writers, The Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com, CBSSportsline.com and Rivals.com All-American first team.  
•    Named J.C. Grid-Wire and National Junior College Athletic Association All-American first team at Snow Junior College.  Snow finished 9-1 and tied for fourth in the final NJCAA poll.  
•    Originally signed with Utah in 2002 but did not qualify for admission.

PERSONAL:  
•    Married and has four children and lives in Mesa, Ariz.
•    Named Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, All-State, All-Region and All-Conference as a two-way lineman at Mesa (Ariz.) High School.
•    Born Taitusi Lutui on May 5, 1983 in Ha’api, Tonga.
 
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YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 101 80
2012 TEN 8 8
2011 ARI 15 0
2010 ARI 16 16
2009 ARI 16 16
2008 ARI 16 16
2007 ARI 15 15
2006 ARI 15 9

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