What a Long, Strange Trip for Taulealea

At first glance, rookie free agent Samuel Taulealea doesn't seem to have the makeup of a prototypical defensive tackle. His long hair flows over a thoughtful smile, and he laughs freely. When asked about a thick scar that wraps around his right wrist and forearm, he tells the tale of when he was a teenager, and he was diving with his father of the coast of Hawaii, shucking shellfish with a knife.
June 12, 2006