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Monday, February 21, 2011
Tolu Moala Oklahoma State
El Camino CC
Height / Weight:
6-0 / 234
Spent the 2008 season as a redshirt after suffering a pre-camp injury ... Signed with Brigham Young out of high school ... Became a bigger contributor in 2009 as the season progressed and is a candidate for some heavy playing time as a senior.
2009 (Junior): Saw action in every game and contributed 16 solo tackles and 22 total stops ... Set a season high with five tackles at Baylor ... Had four stops against Rice and Grambling State ... Had two tackles against Texas A&M and Texas ... Credited with stops behind the line of scrimmage against Rice and Grambling State ... Also had a quarterback hurry against GSU.
Junior College: A late addition to the signing class ...Had 53 tackles, including 24 solo stops, at El Camino ... Also recorded 11 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, three quarterback sacks and deflected seven passes ... An all-area selection ... A three-time selection as the conference defensive player of the week ... Played on the California community college state championship team.
High School: Defensive player of the year for Hawthorne and a second-team all-area selection ... Also a league champion in the high hurdles ... An Eagle scout ... President of the Polynesian Club ... Also participated in volleyball, basketball and rugby.
Personal: Born Nov. 12, 1984, in Torrance, Calif. ... Son of Talite and Toilose Moala ... Has a wife, Elisa, and a daughter, Filifaiesea Titanoa Liava'a ... Served a two-year LDS mission in Brazil ... Comes from an athletic family ... Oldest brother, Tevita, was a starting linebacker on Oregon State's 1999 Fiesta Bowl team and a first-team all-Pac-10 selection... Another brother, Eric, was a linebacker at Oregon State and another brother, J.R., played at Portland State ... Has a cousin, Haloti Ngata, playing for the Baltimore Ravens and another, Fili Moala, was a defensive tackle for Southern California and now plays for the Indianapolis Colts ... Two more cousins play for UNLV and Weber State ... Education major.
Moala's Career Stats
Year GP UT-AT-TT TFL Sacks INT PBU QBH FF FR
2009 13 16-7-23 2.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0
Career 13 16-7-23 2.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0