SAPE FACTS: All-conference candidate will start at nose guard ... had fantastic spring ... in second scrimmage, he recorded 3 sacks ... graduated in four years by spring 2002, allowing one-time academic partial qualifier to earn back his fourth year of eligibility from NCAA ... powerful athlete squats 500 pounds and benches 375 pounds.
UTAH: 2001-Second-team all-MWC ... including bowl, played in all 12 games ... among league leaders in tackles for loss (11) and sacks (5) ... 25 total tackles ... best game came against South Florida (5 tackles, 4 for loss, and 1 sack) ... 3 tackles, 2 for loss, and 2 sacks against UNLV. 2000-Played in all 11 games and started against Utah State ... 36 total tackles included 4 for loss ... 4 tackles against Cal, Utah State, Colorado State and UNLV ... also had 2 tackles for loss vs. CSU and 4 quarterback hurries in Utah State game. 1999-Missed early part of season with knee injury ... played in final two games vs. New Mexico and BYU ... 4 tackles vs. UNM ... lettered. 1998-Academic partial qualifier was named Utah's defensive scout team player of the year.
HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-state lineman for Leilehua High (Hawaii) ... Most Valuable Defensive Player at all-star game.
PERSONAL: Son of Lauvale Sape ... name is pronounced la-va-lay sa-pay ... sociology major ... born Aug. 29, 1980 in American Samoa.