Position
Offensive Guard
Height
6'6
Weight
330 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Sacramento, Calif.
Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
High School
Florin HS

CAREER
Played in 26 games with three starts on the offensive line … Began the 2014 season as LSU’s starter at right guard … Junior college transfer who spent two years with the Tigers … Believed to be the first football player in LSU history with a Tongan heritage.

SENIOR SEASON (2014)
Played in all 13 games with three starts … Started at right guard in first three games of season … Played on field goal/PAT protection in all 13 games … Saw action in a total of seven games on the offensive line … Finished year with 289 offensive snaps and 16 knockdowns … Played all 67 offensive snaps in season-opening win over Wisconsin … Followed that with 34 snaps and four knockdowns vs. Sam Houston State and 59 snaps with five knockdowns against UL-Monroe … Played 17 snaps in a backup role vs. Miss. State in week 4 and then followed that with 28 snaps vs. New Mexico State … Came off the bench to play 32 snaps in late November contest against Arkansas.

JUNIOR SEASON (2013)
Played in 12 games as a junior in 2013 … Saw action on special teams as well as in a backup role on the offensive line … Played a total of 24 offensive snaps … Had two knockdown blocks – 1 vs. Kent State and Furman … Played nine snaps in win over UAB and seven in win over Kent State … Also saw action on offensive line against Auburn (2 snaps) and Furman (6) … Starter on special teams in both point-after and field goal protection.

PRIOR TO LSU
Graduated from the College of San Mateo and enrolled at LSU in January 2013 to take part in spring practice … A powerful run blocker who started at offensive guard for two seasons at San Mateo … Earned California Community College Football Coaches Association First-Team All-America honors at offensive guard in 2011 … Helped guide his team to an 8-3 record and 62-24 victory against Diablo Valley in the Bothman Bulldog Bowl in 2011 … Paved the way for a rushing offense that averaged more than 300 yards a game on the ground in 2011 … Rated as a three-star offensive guard by Rivals.com … Played high school football at Florin High School in Sacramento … Coached in high school by Mike Morales.

PERSONAL
Born Aug. 15, 1992 … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies … Represents the first football player in LSU history with Tongan heritage … Skilled musician who can play the ukulele, guitar, piano and trumpet.

 

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