Tuineau Alipate was a former gridiron football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL). After playing college football at Washington State University, Alipate played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL from 1989 to 1992.
In 1989, he was part of the Roughriders team that won the 77th Grey Cup. After being cut by the Roughriders, Alipate tried out for multiple NFL teams and received a practice squad position with the New York Jets. He went on to play for both the Jets and the Minnesota Vikings from 1994 to 1996, primarily on special teams. He also had a short stint with the Green Bay Packers in 1995.
‘Shocking’; Former LB Tuineau Alipate passed away at the age of 54
The Vikings are mourning the passing of former linebacker Tuineau Alipate. The Tonga native who grew up in California passed away Friday at the age of 54.
Tuineau Alipate has died on October 15, 2021, Friday. The exact cause of his death is not known. Minnesota Vikings confirmed his death on Twitter a few hours ago and tweeted the whole Vikings team is currently mourning his tragic passing.
Alipate’s other friends and fans have also shared obituaries and tributes for the late football player on social media. A fan, @Dah15destiny, tweeted, “RIP to Tuineau Alipate. He was wearing #53 same as Mick Tingelhoff who died last month.”
Alipate played all 16 games for the Vikings in 1995, contributing on special teams and as a reserve on defense. He also appeared in eight games for the New York Jets in 1994. After playing high school football at James Logan in Union City, California, Alipate joined the Washington State Cougars. He closed his college career by forcing a key fumble late in a 24-22 win in the Aloha Bowl.
Alipate’s professional football career began in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (1989-91) and Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1991).
Tuineau Alipate Age, Date of Birth, Birthday, Family, what about his father, mother, where is he from? Early Life.
Alipate was born on October 15, 2021, in Bloomington, Minnesota, and moved to the San Francisco Bay area when he was eight years old. He was currently 54 years old.
There is no information about his family background but we will update very soon.
Tuineau Alipate Net worth, how much did he earn?
According to reports, his net worth was estimated between $3 million and $5 million. He generated the majority of his income from his many games and tournaments, so he may have earned at least a few hundred thousand dollars throughout his career.
Tuineau Alipate Wife, His Relationship, What about Children?
Tuineau Alipate is survived by his wife and family. His wife’s name is Lisa Alipate. They have three sons named Marcus, Mikias, and Moses Alipate.
His wife’s information is still unknown but we will update soon.
Tuineau Alipate Career
Alipate was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1989 but released prior to the start of the regular season. Nevertheless, he rejoined the team and played in 17 regular-season games that year. Alipate benefited from a slew of linebacker injuries, and he finished the season as one of only two linebackers on the Roughriders who avoided injury in 1989.
In a Week 17 win against the Calgary Stampeders, Alipate blocked a punt on special teams and intercepted Tom Porras to be named the CFL’s Defensive Player of the Week. Alipate made 31 tackles and three fumble recoveries during his rookie season and was named the Roughriders’ nominee for the Rookie of the Year award.
Alipate recovered a fumble during the West Division Final, setting up a touchdown drive. The Roughriders went on the upset the championship-favorite Edmonton Eskimos 32–21 to become division champions. The Roughriders won the 77th Grey Cup 43–40 against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In 1990, Alipate played in all 18 regular-season games for the Roughriders and made 35 tackles.
The Tiger-Cats traded for Alipate in May 1991 as part of an agreement that sent quarterback Tom Worman to Saskatchewan. Due to the CFL’s import ratio, Alipate was held out of games during the beginning of the season. He started in place of Pete Giftopoulos in early September but was later injured and placed on the reserve list. Alipate ended the season with 25 tackles, three sacks, and a fumble recovery over seven games. The Saskatchewan Roughriders signed Alipate for training camp in 1992, but he was released before the start of the regular season.
Alipate practiced with both the Los Angeles Raiders and the New York Jets in 1993, but he failed to make the active rosters for either team. In 1994, Alipate was again among the Jets’ final cuts before the start of the regular season, but he was offered a spot on the team’s practice squad. The Jets frequently moved Alipate back and forth from the practice squad and the active roster throughout the season. On November 14, Alipate recovered a botched punt in a 17–10 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Alipate also forced a fumble in a November 27 game against the Miami Dolphins. He finished the season with eight games played for the Jets. When active, Alipate was used mostly on special teams. He was signed to the Green Bay Packers practice squad in January 1995. He re-signed with the Packers on February 21 and was waived on June 12, 1995.
In July 1995, the Minnesota Vikings acquired Alipate for use on special teams. Throughout the season, Alipate was also used as a backup for multiple positions, including the middle linebacker and strongside linebacker. He played in all 16 regular-season games that year, but Alipate’s playing time was limited mostly to special teams. Alipate was cut from the Vikings after training camp in 1996 in favor of first-round draft pick Duane Clemons. Alipate tried out for the Vikings in 1998 but was not signed by the team.
Where he attended his High school and University? What was his major?
He attended James Logan High School in Union City, California. Tuineau was inducted into the James Logan High School Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010. He played college football with the Washington State Cougars.
In his senior year, he missed all but two games due to a broken thumb. Alipate returned in time for the Aloha Bowl against the Houston Cougars, where he forced a fumble on Houston’s final possession to preserve a 24–22 win.
Tuineau Alipate Social Media Reach
We looked for him on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms but were unable to locate him. He must have a social media account under a different name, or he may not have any. Maybe he likes a private life.
Tuineau Alipate’s Body Appearance Height, Weight
|Height||In Feet: 6 Feet 1 Inch|
Meter: 1.85 m
|Weight||Kilogram: 111 kg|
Interesting facts about Tuineau Alipate’s which you should know
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|Full Name||Tuineau Alipate|
|Age (as in 2021)||54 years|