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Mosi Tatupu

Mosiula Faasuka Tatupu

Position: RB
Height: 6-0    Weight: 227 lbs.

Born: April 26, 1955 in Pago Pago, American Samoa
Died: February 23, 2010 in Attleboro, MA
High School: Punahou School
College: USC   (school history)    (Tatupu college stats)
Drafted by the New England Patriots in the 8th round (215th overall) of the 1978 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 20 (4651st overall since 1950)

Relatives: Father of Lofa Tatupu
1-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

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Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1978 23 NWE 30 16 0 3 6 0 3 2.0 0.4 0.2 6 0 0 0
1979 24 NWE 30 16 0 23 71 0 12 3.1 4.4 1.4 2 9 4.5 0 5 0.1 0.6 80 0 0 1
1980 25 NWE 30 16 0 33 97 3 11 2.9 6.1 2.1 4 27 6.8 0 11 0.3 1.7 124 3 0 1
1981 26 NWE rb 30 16 1 38 201 2 43 5.3 12.6 2.4 12 132 11.0 1 41 0.8 8.3 333 3 2 2
1982 27 NWE 30 9 0 30 168 0 26 5.6 18.7 3.3 168 0 0 2
1983 28 NWE rb 30 16 1 106 578 4 55 5.5 36.1 6.6 10 97 9.7 1 17 0.6 6.1 675 5 1 4
1984 29 NWE rb 30 16 4 133 553 4 20 4.2 34.6 8.3 16 159 9.9 0 24 1.0 9.9 712 4 4 5
1985 30 NWE rb 30 16 2 47 152 2 11 3.2 9.5 2.9 2 16 8.0 0 15 0.1 1.0 168 2 1 1
1986* 31 NWE fb 30 16 5 71 172 1 13 2.4 10.8 4.4 15 145 9.7 0 25 0.9 9.1 317 1 1 3
1987 32 NWE FB 30 12 9 79 248 0 19 3.1 20.7 6.6 15 136 9.1 0 23 1.3 11.3 384 0 1 3
1988 33 NWE 30 16 0 22 75 2 22 3.4 4.7 1.4 8 58 7.3 0 17 0.5 3.6 133 2 0 1
1989 34 NWE 30 14 0 11 38 0 20 3.5 2.7 0.8 10 54 5.4 0 11 0.7 3.9 92 0 0 1
1990 35 NWE 30 15 0 16 56 0 15 3.5 3.7 1.1 2 10 5.0 0 6 0.1 0.7 66 0 0 0
1991 36 RAM 44 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Career 199 22 612 2415 18 55 3.9 12.1 3.1 96 843 8.8 2 41 0.5 4.2 3258 20 10 24

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1978 23 NWE 30 16 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 23
1979 24 NWE 30 16 0 3 15 0 12 5.0 95
1984 29 NWE rb 30 16 4 1 9 0 9 9.0 721
1988 33 NWE 30 16 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 146
1989 34 NWE 30 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 94
Career 199 22 7 56 0 17 8.0 3314

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1981 26 NWE rb 30 16 1 0 2 3 0 0
1983 28 NWE rb 30 16 1 0 1 1 0 0
1984 29 NWE rb 30 16 4 0 4 1 0 0
1985 30 NWE rb 30 16 2 0 1 1 0 0
1986* 31 NWE fb 30 16 5 0 1 0 0 0
1987 32 NWE FB 30 12 9 0 1 0 0 0
Career 199 22 0 10 6 0 0

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
1987 32 NWE FB 30 12 9 1 1 100.0 15 1 100.0 0 0.0 15 15.0 35.0 15.0 1.3 158.3 0 0 15.00 35.00 0.0
1989 34 NWE 30 14 0 1 1 100.0 15 0 0.0 0 0.0 15 15.0 15.0 15.0 1.1 118.7 0 0 15.00 15.00 0.0
Career 199 22 2 2 100.0 30 1 50.0 0 0.0 15 15.0 25.0 15.0 0.2 158.3 0 0 15.00 25.00 0.0 0 0

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1980 25 NWE 30 16 0 3 3 18
1981 26 NWE rb 30 16 1 2 1 3 18
1983 28 NWE rb 30 16 1 4 1 5 30
1984 29 NWE rb 30 16 4 4 4 24
1985 30 NWE rb 30 16 2 2 2 12
1986* 31 NWE fb 30 16 5 1 1 2 12
1988 33 NWE 30 16 0 2 2 12
Career 199 22 18 2 1 21 126

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1978 23 16 RB 1 139
1979 24 16 RB 8 125
1980 25 16 RB 30 100
1981 26 16 RB 51 69
1982 27 9 RB 17 81
1983 28 16 RB 98 43
1984 29 16 RB 95 35
1985 30 16 RB 29 78
1986 31 16 RB 38 80
1987 32 12 RB 43 62
1988 33 16 RB 25 91
1989 34 14 RB 10 107
1990 35 15 RB 7 107
1991 36 5 RB 139
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