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  Kenape Eliapo
Kenape Eliapo

Player Profile
Hometown:
San Francisco, Calif.

High School:
South San Francisco HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 300

Position:
DT

Experience:
4VL

UTAH: Part-time starter played in 37 games and started in 12 ... career was sidetracked his last two seasons when he missed 12 games for health reasons.

2009-Started in seven games with eight appearances ... missed the last five games with an eye ailment ... 16 tackles included 2.5 tackles for loss ... season-high four tackles against San Jose State while going against his brother Ailao ... two tackles with a fumble recovery at Oregon ... three tackles vs. Utah State.

2008-Appeared in six games ... started in the first game against Michigan and the final game against Alabama ... broke his foot against Michigan and missed the next seven games before returning in a limited role against New Mexico on Nov. 1 ... playing time increased steadily throughout the remaining four games ... 11 tackles and a sack/TFL ... season-high five tackles against TCU ... three tackles included 1.5 for loss at Michigan ... three tackles and an 11-yard sack against Alabama ... sack vs. the Tide came deep in Utah territory and prevented Alabama from converting on third down ... named Utah's Defensive Comeback Player of the Year.

2007-Played in all 13 games, with two starts ... 29 tackles, 2.5 for loss and a sack ... season-high six tackles against Air Force ... five stops vs. Oregon State.

2006-Saw action in 10 games, with one start ... start came at nose tackle against Tulsa in the Armed Forces Bowl ... seven total tackles included a tackle for loss and a 12-yard sack.

2005-Redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-league linebacker for South San Francisco HS (Calif.) ... conference player of the year.

PERSONAL: Son of Kenape and Tunufai Eliapo ...both parents are in the ministry ... one brother, Ailao, played football for San Jose State ... enjoys singing and basketball ... earned a degree in sociology ... name is pronounced ken-ah-pay, ee-lee-ah-po ... born Mar. 22, 1986.

YEAR	G/GS	UT	AT	TOT	TFL	SACK
2006	10/1	5	2	7	1.0-12	1-12
2007	13/2	15	14	29	2.5-16	1-11
2008	6/2	5	6	11	2.5-14	1-11
2009	8/7	4	12	16	2.5-3	0-0
Totals	37/12	29	34	63	8.5-45	3-34
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