UTAH: Former offensive tackle transitioned well in his move to defense last fall ... odds are he will start at nose guard ... size and agility create match-up problems ... 500-pound squat is tied for the lead on the defensive line. 2005-Played in all 12 games ... 5 tackles and 1.5 tackles for a loss ... made 4 stops against Utah State, including an assisted tackle for loss ... 10-yard sack against Arizona.
PRIOR TO UTAH: First-team juco All-American in 2003 and honorable mention All-American in 2002 ... two-time all-conference offensive lineman for Coffeyville CC... Nuuuli Poly-Tech High (American Samoa) team captain as a senior.
PERSONAL: Son of Florence Levao and stepfather Rev. Foto Levao ... mother played softball for San Francisco State ... one of eight children ... enjoys volleyball, basketball, soccer and boxing ... sociology major ... full name is Paul Fuapapa Soliai ... born Dec. 30, 1983 in Orange County, Calif.
YEAR G/GS UT AT TOT TFL SACK 2005 12/0 1 4 5 1.5-12 1.0-10