Married with two kids. Is one of 14 children. One of his brothers, Anton, was a defensive lineman with the Seahawks, Broncos and Cardinals from 2002-2005. His father, Tony, played for the Samoan rugby team. The Utah prep began his college career at Snow (Utah) College in 2009 and recorded 58 tackles, five tackles for loss and five sacks in 11 games. Was redshirted in 2010 after tearing the MCL in his left knee. Returned in 2011 and had 49 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and two sacks in 10 games. Transferred to Utah in 2012 and played in 12 games (three starts) at defensive tackle, tallying 21 tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks. Had a solid campaign as a senior in 2013, totaling 53 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks with one forced fumble in 12 starts. Team captain.
Good initial quickness, athletic ability and hip snap to shoot gaps and disrupt the backfield. Displays fine body control and agility. Good closing speed. Square tackler with some explosive knock-back body power. Can throw his hips in the hole and create penetration. Solid production. Has NFL pedigree -- brother, Anton, played four seasons in the league. Carries a passion for the game. Well-grounded and mature. Contributes on special teams (personal punt protector).
Not physically impressive -- is short with short arms and a relatively thin lower body. Limited extension -- struggles to disengage from blocks and can be engulfed by the double team. Lacks lead in his pants and can be moved. Average anchor strength -- too easily controlled and sealed off in the run game. Instincts are developing.
A quick, athletic penetrator best working in a single-gap, heavy-movement, stunting front. Flashes the ability to disrupt and could be effective working in a rotational role.