Former Duck Tui Talia has passed away

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former Oregon Ducks defensive lineman Tui Talia has passed away. At this time, it is unknown how he died.

Talia was from Concord, California.

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He played for the Ducks in 2014 and 2015. He began his collegiate career at Diablo Valley College.

After leaving the community college, he was one of the top JUCO recruits. He enrolled with the Ducks before the 2014 season.

As a Senior, Talia had 34 tackles, including 6.0 tackles for a loss. He also had 2.0 sacks.

In his first year with the Ducks, he had 18 tackles, including 1.0 tackles for a loss. Talia also had 0.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and one pass deflection.

His collegiate best game in tackles was five against the Utah Utes on Sept. 26, 2015. He also had a sack each against the Washington Huskies on Oct. 17, 2015 and against the Arizona State Sun Devils on Oct. 29, 2015.

In the game against the Utes, he also had 1.5 tackles for a loss. He also recovered a fumble against the UCLA Bruins on Oct. 11, 2014 and against the Huskies on Oct. 18, 2014.

He is survived by his parents Tofa and Saane Talia, along with two brothers.

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