Draft Scout Snapshot: DS Rating on 8/24/08: #23 ILB, #475/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: FA
2007: 11 GP; 11 GS; 53 Sol-108 TT, 13 TFL, 4 SK, 3 INT, 2 PBU, 2 QBH, 1 FR, 1 FF; Arrested in August 2007 for assault by pointing a gun, carrying a concealed weapon, driving while impaired, failing to stop after an accident and simple assault. Pled guilty to simple assault and driving while impaired, received suspended sentence, probation, community service. Started the final 11 games of 2007...Suspended for first game of the season. Finished second on the team and eighth in the ACC with 108 tackles. Ranked third in the ACC in tackles per game (9.8) and seventh in the league in tackles for loss per game (1.18). Logged a team-best 13.0 tackles for loss along with four sacks and three interceptions. Logged five double digit tackle games including a season-high 15 at Navy...2006: 12 GP; 12 GS; 32 Sol-93 TT, 11 TFL, 0.5 SK, 1 PBU, 4 QBH, 1 FR, 1 FF; Started all 12 games … led Duke in tackles with 94 … ranked eighth in the ACC and 71st nationally in tackles per game with a 7.8 average … became just the second Blue Devil ever to pace the squad in tackles in his freshman and sophomore seasons, joining Ryan Fowler (2000-01) … ranked tied for third on the team in quarterback pressures (4) and fourth in tackles for loss (10.0) … had at least one tackle for loss in eight games … on the field for 797 total snaps, the fourth-highest total on the team...2005: 11 GP; 10 GS; 56 Sol-92 TT, 10 TFL, 1 SK, 1 QBH, 3 FF; First team Freshman All-America, ACC Defensive Freshman of the Year and first team Freshman All-ACC choice by The Sporting News ... first team Freshman All-America selection by Scout.com ... played in all 11 games, starting the final 10 ... led all rookie linebackers nationally in tackles (92), tackles for loss (10.0) and forced fumbles (3) ...father played basketball at Tennessee State University...prior to the 2006 season, changed last name from Brown to Tauiliili to honor his Samoan heritage.