Thursday, April 22, 2010

Jaguars Draft St. Louis Grad Tyson Alualu

Cal Defensive End Chosen With No. 10 NFL Pick

Saint Louis School graduate and California Defensive End Tyson Alualu received the call in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The 6 foot 3 inch tall, 295-pound All-Pac 10 player collected 188 tackles and 17 sacks in his Golden Bear career.

The Honolulu-born player is not the only Jaguar with ties to the islands.

The Jaguars drafted University of Hawaii offensive lineman Vince Manuwai.Alualu received the call in front of friends and family at the Kuhio Park Terrace Church.

The new NFL player joins Herman Wedemyer, Al Harris, Russ Francis, Chris Naeole and Ashley Lelie as the only Hawaii high school graduates selected in the first round of the draft.

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