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WSU linebacker Peyton Pelluer's star-crossed Apple Cup family grows again

THE FAMILY WITH the breathtakingly rich Apple Cup history has added to its lore.

Cougar linebacker Peyton Pelluer — whose dad, grandpa and great-grandpa played for the Cougs, and whose brother and uncle played for the Huskies — is now the brother-in-law of former UW assistant coach Tosh Lupoi.

Pelluer’s sister Jordan recently married Lupoi, a one-time Cal player and assistant who coached at UW from 2012-13. He’s now the outside linebackers coach at Alabama.

The Pelluer family’s WSU-UW ties are nothing less than head turning and Peyton’ dad, Scott, epitomizes the depth of the rich history.

Here’s a sampling of Scott’s resume:

  • Standout Cougar linebacker from 1977-80 — ranking among the all-time leading tacklers in school history.
  • Wife Kimberly is a one-time WSU cheerleader.
  • Assistant coach for the Huskies twice — from 1996-98 under Jim Lambright and from 2003-04 under Keith Gilbertson.
  • WSU radio color analyst, 1999.
  • Cougar football parent, 2013-present.

Peyton, a 6-0, 229-pounder from Sammamish’s Skyline High, was WSU’s leading tackler this past season, with 101 stops from his MIKE position. He ranked fifth in the Pac-12 in tacklers-per-game (7.8) and earned all-conference honorable mention recognition.  He also was an all-academic selection. He'll be a fourth-year junior this season.

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