56
AJ Pataiali'i
AJ Pataiali'i

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Valley City, Utah

High School:
Hunter

Last College:
Snow College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 307

Position:
NG

Experience:
1L

UTAH STATE: A very physical and explosive nose guard... Has the ability to demand a double-team.

2012 (JR): Played in all 13 games, including starting at Louisiana Tech (11/17) and against Toledo (12/15) in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl... Finished the season with 24 tackles (6-solo, 18-assists) to go along with 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack... Had a pass breakup at Louisiana Tech and recovered a fumble against New Mexico State (10/20)... Recorded a season-high four tackles against UNLV (9/29) and at San Jose State (10/13)... Registered his first career sack at San Jose State as USU set a single-game school record with 13 sacks in the contest.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Spent three seasons at Snow College, redshirting in 2009... As a sophomore in 2011, he recorded 23 tackles including 4.0 for loss, to go along with 2.0 sacks and one pass breakup as he earned first-team all-conference honors in helping the Badgers to a 10-3 record and the Top of the Mountains Bowl title.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first-team all-region honors as a prep senior at Hunter (Utah) High School as he recorded 30 tackles and four sacks... Also a four-year letterwinner in basketball.

PERSONAL:Son of Atofu and Ruita Pataiali'i... His mom played collegiate basketball at Santa Ana (Calif.) Junior College... Has one sister and one brother... Has a two-year old son, Kyson... Married to the forme rCheyene Nebeker and the couple has one son, Kyson... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies... Last name is pronounced Pah-tie-ah-lee-e.

Defense G/GS UA-AT-TT TFL Sack INT PBU FF FR
2012 (Jr.) 13/2 6-18-24 2.5-15 1.0-10 0-0 1 0 1
Pepsi Blue Square Restaurant USU Charter Credit Union Icon Health & Fitness Utah State Online Education
Utah State University Campus Store