Former NFL Running Back Mosi Tatupu passed away Tuesday in his home state of Hawaii. Tatupu, one of the early Samoans to make it successfully in the league, had some health issues which led to his passing.
Tatupu, whose career in the NFL lasted for 14 years, mostly with the New England Patriots, grew up in the Hawaiian islands and was considered one of the greatest football players to ever come out of their High School Football programs.
((Lofa and Mosi Tatupu//Courtesy: StarBulletin.com file))
He was an outstanding Special Teams player who also for a period of time had held the NFL recored for most games by a running back at 199.
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After he retired from the league, Tatupu stayed involved with football, coaching his son Lofa, who is now also in the NFL, while Lofa was in High School and spent time coaching at a small college in Massachusetts as well.