Giving it his all one last time

Cougar defensive tackle Russell Tialavea has spent a total of six years in BYU's football program. On December 20, Tialavea will suit up as a BYU Cougar one last time.
December 18, 2012

Cougar Conversations: Russell Tialavea

With BYU about to take on Georgia Tech this Saturday, Russell Tialavea talks about facing the challenges of the Yellow Jacket blocking schemes, and what it takes to play well against their offensive line in the option attack.
October 24, 2012

Cougars to face talented Irish offensive line

The Cougar front seven will fact their toughest challenge all season long when they line up across from the Fighting Irish offensive line. Much like against Oregon State, BYU's down three will have a tough challenge putting pressure on the Notre Dame quarterbacks, but doing so will be vital to their success.
October 19, 2012

Tialavea and Mahina anxious to rejoin team

Tight end Devin Mahina has been out on the practice field running through player drills but not team scrimmages. Cougar defensive lineman Russell Tialavea is home and excited to get going, but he'll have to wait to practice due to an injury he suffered while serving out in the mission field. Both Mahina and Tialavea should be back in full action by fall camp.
March 7, 2012

The New and Improved Nose Guards

BYU's defensive line got a shot in the arm with the news that nose tackle Russell Tialavea is going to serve his mission following this season. Tialavea will focus on becoming a force in the trenches along with two guys he feels will make a big difference in the middle of the defense, and all three of them have had a physical makeover to do just that.
August 13, 2009

Practice Report: Experienced at the Nose

A new and improved Russell Tialavea showed up to fall practice raring to go from day one. With Tialavea's improved play and attitude, the Cougar defensive front at the nose tackle position looks to be in the best shape it's been in since the position was instituted as part of the 3-4 defense three years ago.
August 11, 2008

Tialavea Proves his Worthiness

Rated as one of the top D-linemen to come out of the state of California in 2004, Russell Tialavea was surrounded by high expectations when he arrived at BYU. After suffering through an injury, subsequent surgery, and a team disciplinary situation, Tialavea is showing why he should still be a Cougar.
August 8, 2006

Russell Tialavea Makes Private BYU Commit Public

The 45th ranked player on "West Coast Hot 100" has committed to BYU, publicly confirming what <b></b> had privately learned some weeks ago.
October 13, 2004