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Sonny Sanitoa
Sonny  Sanitoa


Pago Pago, American Samoa

High School:
Samoana HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 270




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UNLV vs. Nevada - AP Photos - 10/13/12

UNLV vs. Nevada - AP Photos - 10/13/12

UNLV: A high-energy pass rusher who is the team’s active leader in career quarterback sacks with 9.5 … Listed No. 1 at one defensive end spot after spring practice … Last name is pronounced “SUN-e-TOW-ah” … Followed in the footsteps of two UNLV defensive linemen that also hailed from American Samoa (Isaako Aaitui and Daniel Mareko, who completed their careers in 2010) … Earned a spot on the UNLV Dean’s Honor List for the fall 2011 semester … Already earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and is pursuing a second bachelor’s in sociology.

2014: Started all 13 games at DE and posted a career-high 44 total tackles, including four for-loss … Tied for fourth on the squad with 2.5 sacks … Turned in a career-high nine tackles vs. Air Force on Nov. 8.

2013: Started all 13 games at one defensive end spot … Totaled a career-high 34 tackles, including 5.5 TFL … Added two QB sacks for a loss of eight yards … Matched his career-high with five takedowns vs. Utah State in Game 10.

2012: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in nine games, including starting the final eight dates of the campaign at DE … Missed the first third of the season because of injury … Finished with 28 tackles and a forced fumble … Recorded a sack in the first three games of his career en route to a team-leading five overall ... Those five sacks tied a UNLV freshman record for a season.

2011: Redshirted season.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Samoana HS … Was a four-year letterman playing for coach Simon Mageo … Registered more than 30 tackles along with 7.5 sacks as a senior for the Sharks … Was a two-time all-league selection … Also lettered in baseball as a pitcher and first baseman and basketball as a center and power forward.

PERSONAL: Sonny Miki Sanitoa was born Sept. 25, 1993, in Los Angeles, CA … The son of Larry Sanitoa and Deanna Fuimaono … Has four brothers, Stefan, Shanahan, Sloane and Sheyenne, and two sisters, Savannah and Simone.


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