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2015 NFL DRAFT

Alameda Ta'amu, DT

School: Washington  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Kent, WA
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 348 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
88103
2011 Season
Started all 13 games at one defensive tackle spot ... named a team captain prior to the start of the season ... earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 ... had a good game vs. Washington State, totaling four tackles, two and a half for loss and two sacks ... five tackles, one and a half for loss and half a sack in the win over Colorado ... two tackles for loss and a sack vs. Hawai'i ... five tackles vs. Eastern Washington ... two tackles in the Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Baylor ... named the L. Wait Rising Defensive Lineman of the Year award at the team's postseason banquet.
2010 Season
Started all 13 games at one defensive tackle position ... earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... terrific game in the Holiday Bowl, when he had a 10-yard sack and also a 14-yard fumble return early in the game ... season-high seven tackles at Oregon, then matched that the following weekend vs. UCLA, when he also had one sack ... two tackles and a sack in the Apple Cup ... five stops at Cal ... two tackles and a TFL at Arizona ... four tackles each at USC and vs. Arizona State ... two tackles, including half a sack, vs. Nebraska ... won the L. Wait Rising Lineman of the Year Award at the team's postseason awards banquet.
2009 Season
Played in all 12 games ... started in 11 of 12 (all but the Washington State game) at one defensive tackle position ... season-high five tackles, including one for a loss, at Arizona State ... had an eight-yard sack in the season-opener vs. LSU ... two tackles at Notre Dame ... one tackle vs. Arizona .. three stops vs. Oregon and one at UCLA ... two tackles, including a half a sack, at Oregon State ... had a tackle for loss in the 30-0 shutout of Washington State ... posted three tackles, including a sack, in the 42-10 victory over No. 19 California.
2008 Season
Played in all 12 games during his true freshman season ... started a total of five games at one of the defensive tackle positions ... started vs. Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, Washington State and California ... one of 12 true freshman to play in 2008, and one of nine to start at least one game ... season-high six tackles vs. UCLA ... four tackles in the season-opener at Oregon ... two tackles each vs. Notre Dame, at USC and at Washington State.
High School
Named a Parade All-American ... honored as the Metro League's Sound Division Player of the Year and Lineman of the Year, an honor he won three times ... earned honorable mention in the Long Beach Press-Telegram's "Best of the West" poll ... chosen to play in the Offense-Defense All-America Game in the Orange Bowl in Miami after his senior year ... first-team all-league on both sides of the ball ... as a defensive lineman, recorded 58 tackles and 10 sacks his senior year ... named to the 3A all-state first team by the Associated Press ... selected to the Seattle Times all-state team ... a two-time member of that paper's "Star-Times" team ... also named to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's all-area team in both 2006 and 2007 ... he was the only junior to make the P-I team in 2006 ... one of only six players named a "blue chip" prospect by the Seattle Times ... one of only nine players named a "Northwest Nugget" by the Tacoma News-Tribune ... also a member of the News-Tribune's Western 100 list ... named all-West Region by PrepStar ... named the state's No. 3 recruit, the nation's No. 7 offensive guard and the No. 130 overall recruit in the nation by Scout.com ... the No. 4 football recruit in Washington and No. 15 guard in the country, according to Rivals.com ... ranked as the state's No. 5 recruit by Superprep ... as a junior, named the Metro League Sound Division Lineman of the Year and Defensive MVP ... earned Associated Press 3A first-team all-state on the offensive line and honorable mention all-state on the defensive side as a junior, when he notched eight sacks ... also earned first-team all-state from the Seattle Times ... helped lead Vikings to the state playoffs first round in 2006 and to the semifinals in 2005, his sophomore year ... team went 7-4 overall and 5-0 in its league in 2006 ... placed third in the state and won the Metro League title in the shotput as a junior ... as a sophomore in 2005, named the Metro League Sound Division Lineman of the Year and first-team all-league on both the offensive and defensive lines ... also played basketball ... played football for coach Mark Haley at Rainier Beach.
Injury Report
High School: Suffered a broken foot as a senior.
 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Steelers' picks: Round 4/109 - Alameda Ta'Amu, NT, 6-2 1/2, 348, Washington...Steelers traded No. 6 pick to move up 10 spots in the fourth round to get what they hope is the successor to Casey Hampton. - The Sports Xchange

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