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Paul Piukala
Paul Piukala

Hometown:
Oakland, Calif.

High School:
Castlemont

Last College:
Laney CC

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 265

Position:
DE

Experience:
2L

09/09/2013

Aggie Football Hosts Weber State In Annual Homecoming Game Saturday Night

Football Game Notes - 09/09/13

03/28/2013

Aggie Defense Highlights First Scrimmage of Spring Camp Thursday Afternoon

Offensively, Utah State scored three touchdowns and added three field goals.

01/10/2013

2012 Utah State Football End of Season Release

Football Game Notes - 1/10/13

12/09/2012

No. 18 Utah State Faces Toledo In 2012 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Saturday Afternoon On ESPN

Football Game Notes - 12/9/12

11/20/2012

Aggie Football Looking For Outright WAC Championship As It Hosts Idaho Saturday Afternoon In Senior Day

Football Game Notes - 11/20/12

11/23/2013

USU Football vs. CSU

USU Football vs. CSU 2013

11/02/2013

USU Football vs. Hawai'i

USU Football vs. Hawai'i 2013

03/28/2013

Utah State Football Spring Scrimmage

Utah State Football Spring Scrimmage

2013 (SR): Played in all 14 games, making five starts... Finished the season with 40 total tackles (14-solo, 26-assist) to rank 11th on the team and second among defensive linemen... Recorded a career-high six tackles at USC (9/21) and had five stops at Air Force (9/7)... Had multiple tackles in 11 games overall... Recorded 5.0 tackles for loss during the season, including a career-best 1.5 against Hawai'i (11/2)... Added 1.0 tackle for loss against Weber State (9/14), New Mexico (10/19) and at No. 24 Fresno State (12/7) in the inaugural Mountain West Championship game... Also forced a fumble against the Lobos and had a pass breakup at San Jose State (9/27)... Finished the year with three quarterback hurries with one each coming against SJSU, BYU (10/4) and Colorado State (11/23).

2012 (JR): Played in 11 games... Finished the season with 14 tackles (2-solo, 12-assists) to go along with one tackle for loss... Had a pass breakup at UTSA (10/27) and blocked a 34-yard field goal attempt at BYU (10/5)... Recorded a season-high four tackles against both Wisconsin (9/15) and San Jose State (10/13)... Had two tackles against both Southern Utah (8/30) and UTSA and one stop against UNLV (9/29) and New Mexico State (10/20).

JUNIOR COLLEGE: A first-team Region I all-California selection after posting 43 tackles, including 12.0 tackles for loss with 3.5 sacks, adding one pass breakup, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in helping Laney (Calif.) CC to a 5-5 record... Named Laney's Defensive MVP.

HIGH SCHOOL: Helped Castlemont (Calif.) High School to a 9-2-1 record in winning the Silver Bowl... Earned first-team all-East Bay honors by Bay Area News Group... One of 20 players selected to Contra Costa Times "Bay Area Cream of the Crop"... Also lettered in track & field, competing in the discus.

PERSONAL: Son of Sione and Mele Piukala... Has two brothers and one sister... Graduated from Utah State in the fall of 2013 with an interdisciplinary studies degree emphasizing in sociology of sport... Last name is pronounced Pew-kah-la.

DEFENSE G/GS UA-AT-TT TFL Sack INT PBU FF FR
2012 (Jr.) 11/0 2-12-14 1.0-1 0.0-0 0-0 1 0 0
2013 (Sr.) 14/5 14-26-40 5.0-17 0.0-0 0-0 1 1 0
TOTAL 25/5 16-38-54 6.0-18 0.0-0 0-0 2 1 0
CAREER HIGHS: Tackles: 6, at USC (9/21/13); TFL: 1.5, vs. Hawai'i (11/2/13); Block: 1, at BYU (10/5/12).
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