UTAH: Initially pegged to play defensive end, he has grown into one of the best defensive tackles on the team.
2015--Played in seven games with six starts at right tackle, but has also seen time at end (missed four games due to injury) … 17 tackles with 1.5 sacks and a pass breakup … season-high four tackles included an assisted sack against Oregon … three tackles with one sack and a pass breakup against California.
2014--Played in all 13 games with two starts ... 17 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery .... three tackles in his first career start at Oregon State ... four tackles, including 2.0 TFL and a sack, vs. Fresno State ... credited with 0.5 TFL vs. Michigan and Stanford ... lettered ... honorable mention Academic All-Pac-12 Conference.
HIGH SCHOOL: First-team 4A all-state (Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News) ... first-team all-region 6 ... 49 tackles, six sacks, one interception his senior year ... also played basketball, averaging 8.1 points per game as a junior.
PERSONAL: Son of Filipo Mokofisi, Sr., and Maria Tonga ... father was an all-Western Athletic Conference linebacker for Utah, where he lettered from 1982-85, and was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the eighth round of the 1986 NFL Draft ... has not declared a major ... name is pronounced fill-ee-po moko-fee-see ... born Mar. 26, 1995.