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Star Lotulelei

24-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Carolina Panthers

2013 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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The Panthers' first-round pick last season, Lotulelei enjoyed a great rookie campaign, registering 42 tackles (31 solo), including seven for loss and three sacks. His physical, athletic presence at de...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  12

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 315   DOB: 12/20/1989  College: Utah  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Star Lotulelei Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $9.604 million contract with the Panthers in May 2013.

January 7, 2014  –  Star Lotulelei News

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Lotulelei recorded 42 tackles (31 solo) and three sacks during his rookie season with the Panthers.

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Star Lotulelei NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2013 23 Car 16 42 31 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Star Lotulelei – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

553

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Star Lotulelei was on the field for 553 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Star Lotulelei was on the field for 55 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2013 553 55
Star Lotulelei 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Sea 39 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Buf 41 6 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 NYG 24 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 BYE Bye Week
5 @Ari 41 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Min 33 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 StL 41 4 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @TB 44 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Atl 38 2 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @SF 27 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 NE 34 5 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Mia 31 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 TB 31 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @NO 36 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 NYJ 38 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 NO 55 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Atl 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs SF 0 0 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Star Lotulelei  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Defensive Tackles
Height:   6' 2"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   315 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash
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Shuttle Time
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Cone Drill
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Arm Length:   33.63 in
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Hand Length:   9.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump
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Broad Jump
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Carolina Panthers Team Injury Report
Questionable
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Star Lotulelei: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Panthers signed Lotulelei on Wednesday, NFL Network's Ian Rapaport reports.

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The Panthers selected Lotulelei in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, 14th overall.

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Further testing on Lotulelei's heart revealed no abnormalities, Salt Lake Tribune writer Lya Wodraska reports.

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It's still possible that Lotulelei's heart scare from the Combine might be enough for teams to rank Sharrif Floyd above him in most cases, but if Wodraska's report is indicative of the average NFL team's assessment of Lotulelei, we can't see him falling out of the first 10 picks. While Kansas City appears somewhat locked into the selection of an offensive tackle (Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher), Lotulelei should be a serious consideration from the second pick onward.
Lotulelei (heart) bench pressed 225 pounds 38 times at the Utah pro day Wednesday while adding a 30-inch vertical, a 7.76-second three-cone drill and a 4.65-second 20-yard shuttle, ESPN's Joe Schad reports.

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The workout numbers themselves don't matter as much as the fact that Lotulelei had medical clearance to participate in the workout. There's no doubt of what Lotulelei is on the football field, so his numbers can't distract from the fact that he's an exceptionally powerful player with rare combination of explosiveness and leverage on the interior defensive line. The only question he had to answer was regarding the suboptimal performance of his left ventricle that doctors detected at the Combine. That apparently is a non-issue for the time being, though assessments of the situation might not necessarily be uniform among NFL doctors. If he's healthy, in any case, we can't see why Lotulelei wouldn't be the top player in the draft.
Lotulelei (heart) will fully participate at the Utah pro day Wednesday, the Denver Post reports.

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Lotulelei will not be permitted to work out Monday at the NFL combine, after an echocardiogram revealed that he has a heart condition that requires more testing, ESPN.com reports.

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2013

Lotulelei is a very versatile player on the interior, possessing dominant skill at 4-3 tackle and any 3-4 defensive line spot. A big snap count at Utah wore Lotulelei down at times, but when he's in top form, Lotulelei is a devastating gut punch to offensive lines. His combination of explosion, leverage and power off the snap is intimidating, and he'll start right away in Carolina.