- May 8, 2002
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A day after wrapping up an 11-3 season with USC, junior All-American defensive end Tuli Tuipulotu announced he'll be moving on to the NFL, which was expected. Tuipulotu led the entire NCAA FBS in total sacks with 13.5, the most by a USC player since Kenechi Udeze had 16.5 in 2003. Tuipulotu, who vastly exceeded his recruiting profile as a three-star prospect out of Lawndale High School, was named a consensus first-team All-American by FWAA, Walter Camp, AFCA, AP and Sporting News.