A ten-game starter, ranked third in receptions with 36 and fourth in yards with 396 despite missing two and a half games due to an injury suffered at Cal ... Second-leading receiver in the BCS Championship Game with 75 yards on three catches, including a career-long 43-yard receptions ... Career-high seven catches against both USC and Washington ... Totaled 47 yards vs. the Huskies and a career-best 78 - including a 33-yard TD - against the Trojans ... Made three grabs for 40 yards vs. UCLA, following one catch for 14 yards at Washington State ... Five receptions for 47 yards in win vs. Stanford ... Had four catches for 27 yards on win at ASU ... His 12-yard catch vs. Portland State kept the Ducks' scoring drive alive as they converted a march with a quick TD just before the end of the first half ... Made three catches for 45 yards, including his first career touchdown on a 29-yard grab in win at Tennessee ... Had two receptions for 11 yards in win vs. New Mexico ... Tied for the third-fastest among receivers in the electronic 40-yard dash with a time of 4.82.
After not benefitting from his first reception until the fourth game of the year, enjoyed his best game to date at Arizona, grabbing four passes for 60 yards ... Included was a 37-yard catch that kept the Ducks' second-quarter touchdown drive alive ... Also put together a superb effort vs. USC, contributing four catches for 53 yards ... Made three grabs the previous week at Washington ... Led Oregon in receiving yards (30) in the Rose Bowl setback to Ohio State, completing his first season in Eugene as team's third-leading receiver (24 catches, 217 yards) ... Made his first catch in an Oregon uniform against Cal (1 catch for 1 yard) ... Totaled 59 receiving yards from a team-high (tie) five catches, including a touchdown, for the Green squad in the Spring Game.
Lined up at WR and FS in a running offense for Hamilton Heights HS of the Mid-Indiana League ... His first action of the season at Hamilton Heights (enrollment 745) came in the 3A semifinal against Rushville where he caught seven passes for 100 yards in a 20-19 win ... Caught one ball for 21 yards in a 13-10 loss in the sectional championship game ... Also played basketball in high school ... Transferred from Noblesville (Ind.) HS after his junior season.
Born Lavasier T. Tuinei on Sept. 29, 1990 in Westminister, Ind. Parents: Van and Jane Tuinei. Family: One brother, two sisters.
- Soon after the draft the Seahawks agreed to terms with 10 undrafted rookie free agents. It's an important list for Seattle, because guys like Josh Portis, Jeron Johnson, Doug Baldwin and Ricardo Lockette all finished the season on the 53-man roster last year. University of Washington receiver Jermaine Kearse will stay home, agreeing to terms with Seattle to join the team's 90-man roster. Kearse worked out in front of Seattle wide receiver coach Kippy Brown at UW's pro day, and also attended the local pro day at the Seahawks facility on April 5. Here's the full list: Phil Bates, WR, Ohio U; London Durham, CB, McNeese State; Rishaw Johnson, OG, California (PA); Jermaine Kearse, WR, Washington; Sean McGrath, TE, Henderson State ;Jon Opperud, OT, Montana; DeShawn Shead, DB, Portland State; Monte Taylor, LEO, Cincinnati; Lavasier Tuinei, WR, Oregon; Carson Wiggs, K, Purdue. - The Sports Xchange
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