Talent runs deep on 2013 roster
Game kicks off at noon PT on FOX.
Nine practices in six days
Offense looks good in two-minute drills
UTAH: One of the league's best nose tackles ... played in all 24 games in his two years with 14 starts.
2013-Second-team All-Pac-12 ... named first-team all-Pac-12 by Athlon Sports ... team captain ... played and started in all 12 games ... despite nearly constant double teams, he finished third on the team in tackles for loss (9.5) and sacks (4.5) ... 53 total tackles and one forced fumble ... career-high eight tackles against both Weber State (in one half) and Colorado ... seven tackles and an assisted TFL against UCLA ... six tackles and two tackles for loss against Arizona State.
2012-Played in all 12 games with two starts ... 21 total tackles with 3.0 tackles for loss (two sacks) ... season-high five tackles against Washington ... four tackles against Arizona.
PRIOR TO UTAH: 2011 NJCAA second-team All-American ... two-time all-conference (first-team WSFL in 2011) ... Snow College team captain ... 49 total tackles, 10 tackles for loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery in 2011 ... Snow won the Top of the Mountain Bowl in 2010 and 2011 and was the conference co-champion in 2010 ... first-team all-state in 2008 as a senior at Skyline High (Utah) and honorable mention all-state in 2007 ... all-region as a junior and senior ... 65 tackles and 10 sacks in 2008 ... Skyline team captain.
PERSONAL: Son of Tony and Tutaga Palepoi ... father played for the Samoan Rugby Team ... one of 14 children ... brother Anton Palepoi played at UNLV and had a five-year NFL career with the Seahawks, Broncos and Cardinals ... married (Delaney) with two children: Taytum and Liam ... last name is pronounced pah-lay-poy ... graduated in the fall of 2013 with a bachelor's degree in sociology ... born Dec. 19, 1990.