DURHAM, N.C. – Duke senior linebacker Michael Tauiliili has been named to the Midseason All-America second team by SI.com.
A native of Houston, Texas, Tauiliili leads the ACC and ranks sixth nationally in tackles per game at 11.0 after recording 66 total stops through Duke's first six games of the year. He has paced the Blue Devils in tackles in all six contests, reaching double figures in four games. Tauiliili was named the National Defensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Foundation following his 16-tackle performance in Duke's 31-3 victory over Virginia.
Tauiliili ranks third among active players in the nation in career tackles with 360 stops. That total stands eighth on Duke's all-time chart.
SI.com Midseason All-America
Offense: QB Colt McCoy (Texas), RB Donald Brown (Connecticut), RB Javon Ringer (Michigan State), WR Michael Crabtree (Texas Tech), WR Jarett Dillard (Rice), TE Chase Coffman (Missouri), OL Alex Fletcher (Stanford), OL Phil Loadholt (Oklahoma), OL A.Q. Shipley (Penn State), OL Andre Smith (Alabama), OL Jason Smith (Baylor)
Defense: DL Aaron Maybin (Penn State), DL Terrence Cody (Alabama), DL Sen'Derrick Marks (Auburn), DL Brian Orakpo (Texas), LB Scott McKillop (Pittsburgh), LB Brandon Spikes (Florida), LB Sean Weatherspoon (Missouri), CB Trimane Goddard (North Carolina), CB Alphonso Smith (Wake Forest), S Eric Berry (Tennessee), S Kevin Ellison (Southern Cal)
Special Teams: K Louie Sakoda (Utah), P Jacob Richardson (Miami, Ohio), KR Derrick Williams (Penn State), PR Brandon James (Florida)
Offense: QB Sam Bradford (Oklahoma), RB Shonn Greene (Iowa), RB Kendall Hunter (Oklahoma State), WR Austin Collie (BYU), WR Erick Decker (Minnesota), OL Robert Brewster (Ball State), OL Brian Bulaga (Iowa), OL Herman Johnson (LSU), OL Jonathan Luigs (Arkansas), OL Michael Oher (Ole Miss)
Defense: DL Paul Kruger (Utah), DL Nick Reed (Oregon), DL Jake Paulson (Air Force), DL Vance Walker (Georgia Tech), LB Brian Cushing (Southern Cal), LB James Laurinaitis (Ohio State), LB Michael Tauiliili (Duke), CB Malcolm Jenkins (Ohio State), CB Syd'Quan Thompson (California), S Louis Delmas (Western Michigan), S Otis Wiley (Michigan State)
Special Teams: K Sam Swank (Wake Forest), P Kevin Huber (Cincinnati), KR Joe Burnett (Central Florida), PR Dez Bryant (Oklahoma State)
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