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Tuineau had never played football before coming to Southeast in 2003. In his native New Zealand, he is an accomplished rugby player.
 
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Senior Spotlight: Joseph Tuineau

Oct. 17, 2007

#48 Joseph Tuineau

POSITION: Tight End
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'8"/280
BIRTHDATE: 8-18-81
BIRTHPLACE: Suva, Fiji
PARENTS: Iloa and Julia Tuineau
HOMETOWN: Auckland, New Zealand
HIGH SCHOOL: King's College (1999)
OTHER SPORTS PLAYED: Rugby
HIGH SCHOOL HONORS: 1999 Sportsman of the Year, Auckland Athletics Regionals
COLLEGE HONORS: Second team All-OVC, 2005
ACADEMIC MAJOR: Exercise Science
COLLEGE ACADEMIC HONORS: Dean's List, 5-year Scholar Athlete
HOBBIES: Listening to music, playing rugby every chance I get, relaxing, catching up on sleep
FAVORITE FOOD: Mom's cooking
FAVORITE KIND OF MUSIC: Reggae
FAVORITE SINGER: Bob Marley
FAVORITE ATHLETES: Jonah Loma (rugby), Troy Polamalu (football)
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE? They chose me
BIGGEST THRILL AT SOUTHEAST: Walking into two-a-days for the very first time, not knowing how I would do
BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE ATHLETICALLY: My two older brothers, they proved themselves as awesome sporting players and I want to do the same


Joseph Tuineau was a second team All-OVC tight end after making 25 receptions in 2005. (Pat Young)



Year G GS Rec Yds Avg Lg TD Rush Yds Avg Lg TD Tkl
2004 8 0 9 70 7.8 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2005 11 10 25 305 12.2 24 0 2 4 24 0 0
2006 10 4 6 63 10.5 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2007 6 6 6 90 15.0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Career 35 20 46 528 11.5 32 0 2 4 2 4 0 4

 
 

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