Utah defeats Oregon in Eugene to open up Pac 12 play, 62-20
UTAH: Projected to start for his second season at left tackle … played defensive tackle as a freshman before making the switch to offense in 2014. 2015–Started all 13 games at left tackle … played 615 snaps in 11 games (stats were not kept for the Colorado and BYU games) … eight cuts … tied for the lead among the linemen with 72 snaps vs. Utah State … played a season-high 80 snaps with a season-best three cuts at Arizona … two cuts vs. Michigan … one cut against Arizona State, Oregon State and Washington. 2014–Played in all 13 games on special teams and saw action on the offensive line in three games (Idaho State, Fresno State, Colorado) … played 42 snaps in the regular season (stats were not kept for the Las Vegas Bowl), including 21 against Fresno State and 20 against Idaho State … lettered. 2013–Played in 11 games on both special teams and defense (in six games) … nine tackles with two TFL and one sack … five tackles against Weber State included two TFL and a sack … two tackles against Utah State and Arizona … lettered as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: 2012 Star-Telegram Super Team second-team defense … first-team all-district in 2011 and 2012 … other awards as a senior included Oldcoachrivals.com 5A second-team all-state, Whataburger All-North Texas Team and Tarrant County Terrific 25 … 56 tackles, 3.0 sacks, 8.0 TFL in 2012 … helped Trinity High to the area championship … won four letters in football, three in track and two in basketball … also played volleyball.
PERSONAL: Son of Motukia and Tamasita Tevi … two brothers and five sisters … likes to sing … sociology major is scheduled to receive his degree in December, 2016 … full name is Samiuela Tevi (pronounced Tevv-ee) … born Nov. 15, 1994.