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NO. 26 /  RUNNING BACK, FRESHMAN, 5-9, 185

HOMETOWN: Oceanside, CA






HIGH SCHOOL: Oceanside (Class of 2003)

PERSONAL: Full name is Tyler Tulailevaosamoa Lavea. ... Born Aug. 28, 1985 at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. ... Son of Telesa and Julie Lavea. ... Has two brothers, Jason and Talesa Jr. ... Lavea served a Mormon mission to Peru and speaks Spanish fluently.

2008 SEASON: All-Southern Division second-team selection as a true freshman. ... The Comets' leading rusher with 714 yards on 132 carries for a 5.4-yard average and five touchdowns. ... Also had 13 pass receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown and returned 10kickoffs for 225 yards and a 22.5-yard average. . ... Led the Comets with 1,053 all-purpose yards. ... Tied for second on the team in scoring with 36 points. ... Started the season-opening 21-19 win over Southwestern on Sept. 6 and rushed for 123 yards on 18 carries, with a long gain of 47 yards as he keyed a 303-yard rushing performance by the Comet. Also had two receptions for eight yards. ... Runner-up for SCFA Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance. ... Rushed for 44 yards on 14 carries in a 16-0 win over Victor Valley on Sept. 13. ... Had two receptions for 26 yards and also returned three kickoffs for 63 yards in a 37-17 rout of San Diego Mesa on Sept. 20. ... Caught an 11-yard pass from Steven Carroll for a touchdown in the first overtime and scored on a 10-yard run in the third overtime as the Comets defeated College of the Desert 47-41 in four OT's in a battle of unbeaten teams on Sept. 27, handing the Roadrunners their first regular-season loss since 2006. ... Rushed for 105 yards on 19 carries in the game and caught two passes for 22 yards. ... Set the tone for a 35-0 halftime lead and eventual 38-14 victory at Santa Ana on Oct. 18 with a 49-yard touchdown on the Comets' second play from scrimmage. Rushed for 77 yards on eight carries in the game for a 9.6-yard average.... Rushed for 76 yards and a touchdown in a 20-7 win over Long Beach City College on Oct. 25. ... Rushed for 133 yards and touchdowns of 24 and 66 yards on 10 carries as the Comets ran over Orange Coast 41-14 in their regular-season finale on Nov. 8. Also had two catches for 24 yards in the game and returned one kickoff for 23 yards. ... Helped the Comets finish the season with an 8-3 record as he played a key role in their 38-33 victory over Cerritos in the Golden Empire Bowl at Bakersfield on Nov. 22. Rushed for 67 yards on13 carries and also had a 15-yard kickoff return.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: First-team All-CIF-San Diego Section, first-team San Diego Union-Tribune All-County, first-team All-North County selection by the North County Times  and first-team All-Avocado League under coach John Carroll at Oceanside High. ... Scored four touchdowns to lead the Pirates to a 42-14 victory over Helix and 2005 Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush in the 2002 CIF-San Diego Section Division II championship game. ... Rushed for 1,453 yards and 29 touchdowns on 233 carries that season as a senior for the Pirates..

ACADEMICS: Human Biology major

(Updated Dec. 3, 2008)

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