Mosi Tatupu Death?

Mosi Tatupu, a Hawaiian native who became a cult hero at the old Foxboro Stadium during his 13 seasons with the New England Patriots, has died today at the age of 54. Tatupu is the father of Seattle Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu and had a long NFL career with the New England Patriots.
The news about his death was broken on the mainland by Mike Florio of profootballtalk.com.
The cause of death was not known. He was having some health issues.
Does anyone know where I can read Mosi Tatupu's complete bio?

asked by Harmony in Football | 2997 views | 02-24-2010 at 03:57 PM

Tatupu suffered from high-blood pressure. That's what caused his death.

Born in Pago Pago, American Samoa, Tatupu was a star high school running back before going to play at USC and then 13 years with the Patriots.

At Southern California from 1974 to 1977, Tatupu was a member of the Trojans' 1974 national championship team. He ran for 1,277 yards on 223 carries in his Trojan career and was USC's Offensive Player of the Year and Most Inspirational Player in 1977.

He was the father of Seahawks All-Pro linebacker Lofa Tatupu.

Tatupu was a versatile special-teams ace who rushed for 2,415 yards and 18 touchdowns.

He played for New England from 1978 to 1990, retiring from the NFL in 1991 after playing briefly for the St. Louis Rams.

Primarily a special-teams player at the NFL level, Tatupu rushed for 2,415 yards and 18 touchdowns. In 1983, he reached a career high of 578 yards.

Tatupu was an inspiration to fans and had his own cheering section called "Mosi's Mooses."

Tatupu was a long time special teams weapon who earned one Pro Bowl appearance over the length of his career. The Mosi Tatupu Award was handed out to the best collegiate special teams player from 1997 to 2006.

answered by Joshua | 02-24-2010 at 04:10 PM

try wikipedia.org for detail

answered by Guest | 10-01-2010 at 10:59 AM

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