This week I'm resurrecting an old feature that I never actually started, the Pro Athlete Name of the Week. And I'm starting it with style...
Lofa Tatupu- Seattle Seahawks
Lofa Tatupu (low-fah tattoo-poo) is one of my favorite players because his father, Mosi Tatupu, was one of my favorite players with the Patriots. Lofa started his college football career at the University of Maine, a division I-AA school, because he didn't get much interest from the big schools as an undersized linebacker. After an outstanding year as a true freshman at Maine, he transferred to USC where his hard work and nose for the football helped make him a standout.
All that's great and all, but his name is what got him the tremendous honor of being listed here. Say it with me, it's like a Buddhist chant, good for your soul and fun at the same time:
Lofa Tatupu, Lofa Tatupu, Lofa Tatupu.