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Star Lotulelei
DT #98
Height:
6-2
Weight:
320
Age:
25
College:
Utah
Hometown:
South Jordan, Utah
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
18
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 60 42 18 3.0 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 CAR 13 12 18 11 7 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 CAR 16 16 42 31 11 3.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @TB W 20-14 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 DET W 24-7 2 0 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 PIT L 19-37 3 1 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @BAL L 10-38 2 0 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 CHI W 31-24 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @CIN L 37-37 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @GB L 17-38 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 SEA L 9-13 2 1 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 NO L 10-28 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @PHI L 21-45 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 ATL L 17-19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @MIN L 13-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @NO W 41-10 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 TB W 19-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 CLE W 17-13 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Selected in the first round (14th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina (4/25/13).

GP/GS
Career (16/16) [1/1]; 2013 (16/16) [1/1].

2013
Selected in the first round (14th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina...Started 16 games...Posted 47 tackles, three sacks and 11 quarterback pressures...Key member of unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Recorded four tackles...HONORS: PFWA All-Rookie...Vs. Seattle (9/8): Only rookie to start season opener for Carolina...Vs. New York Giants (9/22): Victimized Giants quarterback Eli Manning for first career sack, dropping him for a four-yard loss...Part of defensive effort in which the Panthers became the first NFL team since 2002 to post a shutout victory of 38 points or more, register at least seven sacks and three turnovers and hold an opponent to 150 total net yards or less...Vs. St. Louis (10/20): Gathered a career-high six tackles...Vs. New England (11/18): Sacked Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for a nine-yard loss...At Atlanta (12/29): Took down Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a seven-yard sack as part of a team-record nine-sack effort.

COLLEGE
Spent final three seasons at Utah after playing one year at Snow College, a junior college in Ephraim, Utah...Elite run stuffer and disruptive force...One of three defensive linemen in school history and first since 1994 to earn All-America honors...Played in 38 games with 28 starts for the Utes, totaling 107 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, four forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and five passes defensed...2012 (Sr.): First-team All-American...First-team All-Pac-12 Conference choice...Started 12 games...Anchored unit that ranked second in the conference in rushing defense...Posted 42 tackles, including a team-high 11 tackles for loss, and finished second on the team with five sacks...Tied for second in the nation with four fumble recoveries to go along with three forced fumbles and four passes defensed...2011 (Jr.): Captured the Morris Trophy, awarded to the best defensive lineman in the Pac-12 Conference...First-team All-Pac-12 Conference selection...Started 13 games...Recorded 44 tackles with nine tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...Named most valuable player of the Sun Bowl after collecting six tackles and one fumble recovery...2010 (So.): Transferred to Utah from Snow College...Played in 13 games with three starts...Notched 21 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks...2009: Redshirted...2008 (Fr.): Started 12 games for Snow College...Registered 52 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, three sacks and one forced fumble...Also appeared at guard on offense...Helped the Badgers reach the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship game.

PERSONAL
Attended Bingham HS in South Jordan, Utah...Majored in sociology at Utah...Last name is pronounced lo-too-leh-lay.

TRANSACTIONS
Selected in the first round (14th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina (4/25/13).

GP/GS
Career (16/16) [1/1]; 2013 (16/16) [1/1].

2013
Selected in the first round (14th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina...Started 16 games...Posted 47 tackles, three sacks and 11 quarterback pressures...Key member of unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Recorded four tackles...HONORS: PFWA All-Rookie...Vs. Seattle (9/8): Only rookie to start season opener for Carolina...Vs. New York Giants (9/22): Victimized Giants quarterback Eli Manning for first career sack, dropping him for a four-yard loss...Part of defensive effort in which the Panthers became the first NFL team since 2002 to post a shutout victory of 38 points or more, register at least seven sacks and three turnovers and hold an opponent to 150 total net yards or less...Vs. St. Louis (10/20): Gathered a career-high six tackles...Vs. New England (11/18): Sacked Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for a nine-yard loss...At Atlanta (12/29): Took down Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a seven-yard sack as part of a team-record nine-sack effort.

COLLEGE
Spent final three seasons at Utah after playing one year at Snow College, a junior college in Ephraim, Utah...Elite run stuffer and disruptive force...One of three defensive linemen in school history and first since 1994 to earn All-America honors...Played in 38 games with 28 starts for the Utes, totaling 107 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, four forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and five passes defensed...2012 (Sr.): First-team All-American...First-team All-Pac-12 Conference choice...Started 12 games...Anchored unit that ranked second in the conference in rushing defense...Posted 42 tackles, including a team-high 11 tackles for loss, and finished second on the team with five sacks...Tied for second in the nation with four fumble recoveries to go along with three forced fumbles and four passes defensed...2011 (Jr.): Captured the Morris Trophy, awarded to the best defensive lineman in the Pac-12 Conference...First-team All-Pac-12 Conference selection...Started 13 games...Recorded 44 tackles with nine tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...Named most valuable player of the Sun Bowl after collecting six tackles and one fumble recovery...2010 (So.): Transferred to Utah from Snow College...Played in 13 games with three starts...Notched 21 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks...2009: Redshirted...2008 (Fr.): Started 12 games for Snow College...Registered 52 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, three sacks and one forced fumble...Also appeared at guard on offense...Helped the Badgers reach the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship game.

PERSONAL
Attended Bingham HS in South Jordan, Utah...Majored in sociology at Utah...Last name is pronounced lo-too-leh-lay.

 

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