Monday, April 11, 2011
SONNY SANITOA UNLV Football
DL 6-4 235 FR-HS Pago Pago, AS Samoana HS
One of four defensive linemen in this year's Rebel class ... Last name is pronounced "SUN-e-TOW-ah" ... Follows in the footsteps of two graduating UNLV defensive linemen that also hailed from American Samoa (Isaako Aaitui and Daniel Mareko). HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-year letterman playing for coach Simon Mageo at Samoana HS ... Registered more than 30 tackles along with 7.5 sacks as a senior for the Sharks ... Was a two-time all-league selection ... Also lettered in baseball as a pitcher and first baseman and basketball as a center and power forward. PERSONAL: Sonny Miki Sanitoa was born on Sept. 25, 1993, in Los Angeles, CA ... The son of Larry Sanitoa and Deanna Fuimaono ... Has four brothers, Stefan, Shanahan, Sloane and Sheyenne, and two sisters, Savannah and Simone.
HAUCK ON SANITOA: "Sonny is little bit of an unknown, coming from American Samoa. There is a history of solid football players from that part of the world and we have had some of those at UNLV. His high school film would indicate that he is next in line of the solid performers."