Sunday, April 29, 2012

Matthew Masifilo signed by the San Francisco 49'ers as an undrafted free agent

Ewa Beach, HI
High School:
Campbell HS
Height / Weight:
6-3 / 280

Pronunciation: mah-see-FEE-lo

AT STANFORD: Fifth-year senior is the lone returning starter on the defensive line...has started 19 games over the last three seasons, including all 13 last year.

2010 (JUNIOR): Honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection...started all 13 games at defensive end opposite Brian Bulcke...led all interior linemen with 33 total tackles...also had 4.0 sacks among his 4.5 tackles-for-loss...had two pass breakups and a fumble recovery...had two sacks and a forced fumble among his season-high five tackles in Stanford's 41-0 victory at Washington...also had a pair of five-tackle games against Cal and Oregon State.

2009 (SOPHOMORE): Began the season as the starting tackle on a talented defensive line but was limited to eight games after suffering a knee injury in the second game of the season at Wake Forest...missed the next five games before returning to action for the Arizona State game...finished the season with 18 tackles, including 11 solo efforts, and one sack...had four tackles at Wake Forest...was impressive in the win over No. 11 USC on Nov. 14...had an interception on a deflected Matt Barkley pass in the first quarter and was also credited with a sack...turned in a solid performance against Oklahoma in the Sun Bowl with six total tackles, including one for loss (-11).

2008 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in 12 games and made four starts...finished with 22 total tackles, including 11 solo...also had one fumble recovery...made his first career start at UCLA at nose tackle and started the next three games against Washington State, Oregon and USC...finished with a season-high five tackles at Washington on Sept. 27...had three tackles against the Ducks...fumble recovery came against USC.

2007 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action...along with Jason Forcier and Andrew Fowler, earned the Greg Piers Award, given annually to the team's top scout team players.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Campbell High School in Ewa Beach, Hawaii...PrepStar All-American selection who was considered one of the nation's top prospects...played on the offensive line in high school...rated as the seventh-best defensive lineman recruit in the nation...was listed as the second-best recruit in the state and among the Top 25 defensive line prospects in the country by and to the Northwest Hot 100 team...battled through injuries to earn second team all-state honors as a senior...chosen to the 2006 All-Hawaii Academic team...member of the National Honor Society...father, Etika, is originally from Tonga while his mother, Tina, is from Kauai, Hawaii... majoring in mechanical engineering.

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