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Tutogi family tries not to take sides when brothers meet during Washington-Arizona game

Graham Watson
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(US Presswire)

When Arizona and Washington meet on Saturday, so too will the Tutogi brothers.

Arizona fullback/defensive end Taimi Tutogi and Washington linebacker Thomas Tutogi might actually meet — helmet-to-helmet — at some point on Saturday, but their family is trying not to take sides.

According to the Tucson Star, each family member came to the game wearing T-shirt that highlighted both young men and had the words, "family always."

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(Washington Athletics)

This isn't the first time the two will meet on the collegiate gridiron. Last year, both played special teams — Taimi Tutogi was on kickoff and punt return while Thomas was on defense.

But just because they're family doesn't mean that Taimi Tutogi, a senior, is going to take it easy on his little brother.

"He's still wearing the 'W' on his chest, right? I've got to treat him like anybody else," Taimi Tutogi said. "At the end of the play, I'm going to help him up. … He's my little brother. I love him to death."
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