UTAH STATE: Plays extremely hard and will look to make an impact on special teams.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Idaho Class 5A first-team all-area honors at linebacker as a prep senior at Highland High School in Pocatello, Idaho during the 2010 season as he recorded 85 total tackles... Helped lead the Rams to the 2008 state championship... Was also a three-year letterwinner in wrestling.
PERSONAL: One of four children of Ivor and Teuila Filiaga... Served a two-year LDS Church Mission to Kobe, Japan... Cousin, LT Filiaga, played linebacker for two seasons at Utah before transferring to Utah State... Cousin, Iona Pritchard, is a senior on BYU's football team... Majoring in exercise science with a minor in Japanese... Last name is pronounced Filly-ahn-ga.