JT Tuimoloau reacts to landing recognition from LeBron James during Week 9 performance
JT Tuimoloau had a big day against Penn State. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound defensive end had a dominating game against the Nittany Lions with 6 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, a forced fumble and 2 interceptions.
One of Tuimoloau’s picks resulted in a return that sealed the Buckeyes’ win. It also got the attention of NBA star and Ohio State fan LeBron James.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 31, 2022
“I called my mom right after the game,” said Tuimoloau. “I got to the locker room and I called right there and then. I seen (the tweet), and it didn’t really hit me, I was still just telling my mom I got a pick.”
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That’s pretty cool to get a shout-out from any celebrity, let alone one of the greatest NBA players of all time. If the country didn’t know about Tuimoloau beforehand, they might now with James’ 52 million Twitter followers.
“It didn’t hit me til the next day that man, LeBron really said my name in a tweet,” said Tuimoloau. “That’s a moment I’ll never forget.”