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  Sione Pouha
Sione Pouha

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Salt Lake City

High School:
East HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 330

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
02/02/1979

Experience:
3VL

UTAH: All-conference candidate is one of the most underrated defensive linemen in the Mountain West Conference ... strong, explosive player can bench press 475 pounds (best on the team ) and squat 675 pounds (tied for first) ... also tied for team lead in hang clean (375 pounds), which tests explosive power ... will start at tackle for the second straight year ... signed with Utah back in 1997, then left for an LDS church mission to Pittsburgh, Pa. (1998-00) ... received heroism award from MWC after rescuing a woman from smoke-filled apartment in fall 2002 ... member of U.'s Student Athlete Mentor (SAMS) program ... elected to 2004 Utah Football Leadership Committee.

2003-Played in all 12 games and started nine at tackle ... 5 tackles vs. Utah State tied career high ... 4 tackles vs. New Mexico and BYU ... 29 total tackles ... 4.5 tackles for loss and 2 sacks ... 1 fumble recovery.

2002-Played in all 11 games, mostly at end, but also at tackle ... of 15 total tackles, 3 were tackles for loss and 2 were sacks ... also forced fumble, recovered fumble and had 1 pass breakup ... career-high 5 tackles vs. Air Force ... 4 tackles and 1 TFL vs. Arizona.

2001-Played in seven regular season games and the Las Vegas Bowl ... 9 total tackles included 2 tackles for loss and 1 sack ... also had 1 QB hurry and 1 fumble recovery ... season-high 4 tackles vs. Colorado State.

HIGH SCHOOL: USA Today honorable mention All-American as senior in 1996 ... Deseret News and Tribune first-team all-state ... two-year first-team all-region player for East High (Utah) ... captained East High's state championship team in 1996.

PERSONAL: Son of Sonasi and Susana Pouha (pronounced bo-oo-ha) ... behavioral science and health major ... first name is pronounced see-oh-nee ... full name is Sione Sonasi Pouha ... born Feb. 3, 1979.

YEAR	G/GS	UT	AT	TOT	TFL	SACK
2001	7/0	5	4	9	2-9	1-8
2002	11/0	5	10	15	3-17	2-14
2003	12/9	8	21	29	4.5-23	2-13
Totals	30/9	18	35	53	9.5-49	5-35
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