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  Joape Pela
Joape Pela

Player Profile
Hometown:
East Palo Alto, Calif.

Last College:
Foothill JC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 308

Position:
DT

Birthdate:
05/18/1988

Experience:
1VL

11/12/2012

Football Hosts Arizona in Final Home Game Saturday

Seniors will be honored in pre-game ceremony.

04/07/2012

Utes Look Good in First Spring Scrimmage

Whittingham pleased with team's play

03/14/2012

Utes Open Spring Football Camp on Mar. 20

Utes will hold 15 practices, spring game is Apr. 21

UTAH: Made the travel squad during his Ute career.

2012-Played on the scout teams ... lettered.

2011-Played on the scout teams.

2010-Did not play while recovering from knee injury suffered during spring ball.

2009-Redshirt.

PRIOR TO UTAH: Led Foothill JC to an 8-3 record in 2008, including a win in the Silicon Valley Bowl ... posted 45 tackles, 14 TFL and five sacks ... team captain ... an all-league linebacker at Mountain View HS (Calif.) ... league's outstanding freshman in 2003 ... also played tight end ... co-captain in the 2007 Silicon Valley Youth Classic all-star game ... four-year varsity player.

PERSONAL: Son of Joeli and Elizabeth Pela ... three brothers and two sisters ... brother Tevita was a member of the Utah football team in 1998-99 ... communication major ... full name is Joape Vosa Cavu Pela (pronounced joe-ah-pay pella) ... born May 18, 1988.

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