Trojan Profile: Taitusi "Deuce" Lutui
Name: Taitusi "Deuce" Lutui
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
Siblings: two brothers, two sisters
Roommates: wife and son [born the day after 2005 Orange Bowl]
Best friend on team: Alatini Malu
Dream girl: my wife
Best thing about her: the way that she loves me
Non-football idol: my parents
Non-football highlight: the day my son was born
Best sport other than football: rugby
Career other than football: history teacher or coach
Formerly slept with a stuffed animal: Yes, but I can't remember what it was
Scares you: spiders because they just have too many legs
Pet peeve: not-so-nice people
Proudest of: my family, my wife and my son
Surprising fact: I'm a momma's boy...but I think all o-linemen are momma's boys
Specialty in the kitchen: ramen noodles or Easy Mac
Favorite professional football team: Arizona Cardinals
Favorite professional football player: Hines Ward
Opponent you dislike the most: UCLA
Funniest teammate: Ryan Kalil
Prettiest: Fred Matua
Most athletic: Reggie Bush
Most humble: Matt Leinart
Funniest team moment: The Halloween prank with LenDale White
Pete Carroll in one word: Player's coach [ed. - compound word?]
Lutui is the only Trojan who has to balance life as a husband and father with football and academics.
"It's a battle to share my time with my wife and son," he said. "Football takes up so much of my time. I see my teammates more than my wife."
Lutui says that separation is difficult.
"It can be hard, really hard sometimes, especially when we're on the road and I have to leave them behind."
"But I don't regret it at all."
UPDATE: Congratulations to Deuce for being named to the American Football Coaches Association All-America team