Levine Toilolo, TE

School: Stanford  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: La Mesa, CA
Height/Weight: 6-8 / 260 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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03/28/2013 - 2013 Stanford Pro Day: Levine Toilolo, TE (6-8 3/8, 259) - Toilolo ran the 40 in 4.81 and 4.77 seconds. He had a 33 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-9 broad jump. He also performed 19 strength lifts. That number on the bench press is really good considering how long his arms are (he was measured at 34 1/2 inches at the combine). Toilolo - who is a good blocker - has a thin lower body, which will prevent him from being switched to right tackle in the NFL. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

02/20/2013 - 2013 NFL Combine, Medical watch: While Ertz generated most of the buzz out of Palo Alto, scouts are also intrigued by his former teammate, Levine Toilolo, a 6-7, 255 pounder who some have compared to Jacksonville Jaguars' standout Marcedes Lewis. Toilolo lacks the burst, which is likely to push Ertz to the top of the position, but he is a brute after the catch. He suffered a torn ACL in 2010 and must reassure teams that he is completely over the injury. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/07/2013 - Tight End University is graduating two more of its finest. All-American Zach Ertz and fellow redshirt junior Levine Toilolo announced Monday that they would forego their final year of eligibility at Stanford to enter the NFL draft. Toilolo's departure is based more on his potential than production.

He had 24 receptions for 393 yards and four touchdowns last season. He's not nearly as polished as Ertz, but at 6-foot-8 and 265 pounds, Toilolo's size is enough to make scouts salivate.

A native of La Mesa, Calif., Toilolo majored in science, technology and society. Toilolo, who also is on pace to earn his degree in June, released a statement thanking his coaches, teammates and professors for helping him reach his goals. "To all of my teammates, I wish you all the best of luck next season," Toilolo said, "and I look forward to being able to cheer for you guys during the National Championship Game!" - AP Sports

11/29/2012 - 2012 ALL-PAC-12 HONORABLE MENTION: TE Levine Toilolo, Sr.,...has been selected All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention for the 2012 college football season. - Stanford football

10/16/2012 - 10-15-12 NFL DRAFT SCOUT FALLER: TE LEVINE TOILOLO, STANFORD...For a player with imposing size (6-8, 265) on an offense that targets their tight ends, it's tough to believe that Levine Toilolo was held without a catch against Notre Dame, but he had a forgettable outing against the Irish. He snapped an 11-game streak with at least one reception and also had a tough time in the trenches as a blocker. Entering Saturday's game in South Bend, Toilolo was coming off his most productive game as a collegiate player, recording five grabs for 141 yards (28.2 average) and one score against Arizona the prior week. But he failed to sustain that momentum against the Irish, showing he is still a work-in-progress. Toilolo has a huge catching radius with his long arms, but he lacks elite ballskills and will drop some tough throws that starting tight ends should make. But where he really struggled on Saturday was at the line of scrimmage, getting little push as a blocker and too easily falling off his man. Toilolo doesn't block with a finishing attitude, which was clearly evident on the final play of the game at the goal line as he was dominated at the point of attack and allowed the Irish defenders to halt Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor for the Notre Dame win. He's isn't free-falling down draft boards by any means, but he failed to capitalize on the big stage in South Bend and didn't answer the call when his team needed him, showing that while talented, he's not there quite yet. Still only a junior, Toilolo has a high ceiling in the game of football with his combination of size and athleticism, but his lack of polish should lead him to stay for his senior year. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

10/07/2012 - TE Levin Toilolo had a career-high 141 receiving yards against Arizona. TEs Zach Ertz and Toilolo combined for 11 catches, 205 receiving yards and two touchdown catches. For the season, they rank first and second on the team in receiving yardage, with Ertz having 316 receiving yards and Toilolo 278.

09/27/2012 - Stanford has dominated Washington with its power running game the past three seasons. Before setting a school record with 446 rushing yards last season, the Cardinal had 278 rushing yards in a 41-0 victory over Washington in 2010 and ran for 321 yards in a 34-14 victory over then-No. 22 Washington in 2009. Stanford's wide receivers were a concern when the season started, and that concern remains. Only 18 of the Cardinal's 49 pass completions have gone to wide receivers. TB Stepfan Taylor leads the team in catches with 10, and tight ends Zach Ertz and Levine Toilolo are the top two in receiving yards. - The Sports Xchange

09/15/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: TEs Levin Toilolo and Zach Ertz -- They have been the Cardinal's most reliable receivers, combining for 10 receptions in the first two games. They can use their size -- Toilolo is 6-8 and Ertz is 6-6 -- to make catches over USC defenders and figure to be prime targets against the Trojans. - The Sports Xchange

08/31/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: TE Levine Toilolo/Zach Ertz -- Despite losing Coby Fleener (first pick of the second round of the NFL draft), the Cardinal's tight end position may be its strongest. Both are big and fast and can catch passes downfield. They figure to be frequent targets. They may be in the game together often, as the Cardinal uses its double-tight end formation to overpower defenses. - The Sports Xchange

07/24/2012 - Top-five Stanford prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 2. TE Levine Toilolo...Along with Coby Fleener (now an Indianapolis Colt) and fellow redshirt junior Zach Ertz, Toilolo (full name pronounced La-Veen Toy-lo-lo) combined to give the Cardinal a three-headed monster at tight end that ranked among the most lethal units in all of college football last season, regardless of position. Toilolo finished second on the team to Fleener in touchdown receptions (six) in 2011, earning honorable mention all-conference honors, despite the fact that he "only" caught 25 passes (tied for sixth on the team) for 343 yards (fifth). While not as fast as Fleener (who was clocked at 4.45-4.50 at his Pro Day), Toilolo is bigger, stronger and more aggressive as an in-line blocker than his former teammate. Offering a similar skillset to former UCLA (and current Jacksonville Jaguars) standout Marcedes Lewis, Toilolo offers enough speed to challenge down the seam, the power to plow through defenders and the body control and ball skills to make plays in a crowd. Scouts will also like his bloodlines, as Toilolo has three uncles who each made names for themselves in the NFL in Dan Saleaumua, Edwin Mulitalo and Joe Salave'a. Toilolo looked fully recovered last season from the knee injury that required surgery and forced him to miss all but two plays in 2010 (injured making his only catch - for 27 yards) but his final draft status will hinge on a clean medical report from NFL doctors. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

07/20/2012 - 2012 ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Levine Toilolo, TE, Stanford, has been selected to the Preseason Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented the nation's top college lineman or linebacker each year by The Rotary Club of Houston. Toilolo finished the 2011 campaign with 25 receptions for 343 yards and six touchdowns. His touchdown receptions ranked second among on the squad next to Coby Fleener's team-leading 10. - Stanford football

07/10/2012 - 2012 JOHN MACKEY AWARD PRESEASON WATCHLIST: Levine Toilolo, Stanford, has been selected to the 2012 preseason watch list for the John Mackey Award, which is presented annually to college football's best tight end. - The Nassau County Sports Commission


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