2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in all 13 games with two starts coming when he was in for the first offensive play both in the regular-season finale at Washington and the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Utah ... was one of only three true freshmen along with kicker Vincenzo D'Amato and offensive lineman Brian Schwenke that played in 2009 ... contributed 12 rushes for 82 yards and one touchdown on the ground, three receptions for 26 receiving yards and 12 kick returns for 248 yards and a 20.7 average after moving into the role as the team's primary kick returner for its final two contests against Washington (6-127) and in the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Utah (6-121), tying Shane Vereen for both team's single-game kick returns and kick return yardage ... had his most productive offensive game against Eastern Washington when he rushed twice for a career-high 26 yards and scored his lone touchdown of the campaign on a 22-yard run that was also his longest career rush ... added two rushes for 16 yards, including a 17-yard scamper, and caught one ball for 10 yards vs. Washington State ... had a pair of carries for 13 yards at Oregon ... had both a rush for eight yards and the longest reception of his career at Stanford when he caught a ball for 13 yards ... rushed once for eight yards in his collegiate debut in the season-opener vs. Maryland ... also was one of the team's top defensive players on special teams with nine tackles to lead special teams units ... had four of his tackles at UCLA, as well as one each vs. Maryland, at Arizona State, vs. Arizona, at Stanford and at Washington ... moved to tailback early in the season after spending most of training camp as a wide receiver.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned a three-star ranking by Rivals and Scout ... a PrepStar and SuperPrep All-Region selection ... Rivals also rated him at No. 34 among all-purpose backs nationally and the No. 8 overall prospect in Utah ... checked in at No. 72 nationally for running backs on the Scout list ... gained 1,920 yards on the ground and rushed for 30 touchdowns to go along with 16 receptions for 256 receiving yards and four TDs his senior season to lead his squad to a 4A Region 6 title and a 13-1 final record ... earned first-team All-State and All-4A Region 6 honors for each of his final two campaigns ... ran for 1,436 yards and 18 scores as a junior to help squad win a share of the conference crown and post a 10-2 overall record.
PERSONAL: Full name is Isileli Manoa Sofele ... born November 6, 1990 ... parents are HuiHui and Langi Sofele ... major is undeclared but considering Sociology.
SOFELE'S CAREER GAME HIGHS Rushes: 2 (four times, last at Washington, 2009) Rushing Yards: 36 (vs. Eastern Washington, 2009) Rushing TDs: 1 (vs. Eastern Washington, 2009) Long Rush: 22TD (vs. Eastern Washington, 2009) Receptions: 1 (three times, last at Stanford, 2009) Receiving Yards: 13 (at Stanford, 2009) Long Reception: 13 (at Stanford, 2009) Kick Returns: 6 (twice, last Poinsettia Bowl vs. Utah, 2009) Kick Return Yards: 127 (at Washington, 2009) Long Kick Return: 65 (at Washington, 2009) Tackles: 4 (at UCLA, 2009) Points: 6 (vs. Eastern Washington, 2009)