Rookie Spotlight: Star Lotulelei

Star Lotulelei: DT, Utah

Carolina Panthers – 14th Pick Overall


The Panthers expect DT Star Lotulelei’s combination of size and agility will make him the ideal cornerstone of their defensive line.


5 Random Facts

1. His last name is pronounced LOH-too-LEL-ay.


2. He helped lead Bingham High School to a 14-0 record and the state championship.


3. During his senior year at Utah, he recorded 42 tackles, 5 sacks, 4 pass breakups, 4 fumble recoveries and 3 forced fumbles. 


4. Star was the first Utah lineman to be drafted in the first round since 1995 (Luther Ellis).


5. He was born in Tonga.


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