Football Game Notes - 09/09/13
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.