San Diego, Calif.
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6-2 / 295
Commodores' uniforms on Saturday will feature names of fallen soldiers
Veteran DL eyeing more pressure in 2017
Start of Spring Showcase now 9:30 a.m. due to potential inclement weather
Mason seeing all-around progress from squad
Mason happy with team's competitiveness, early progress
Vanderbilt football on the road at South Carolina. Photos by Zach Bland (10/27/17)
Vanderbilt vs. Alabama A&M on Sept. 9, 2017 - Photos by Joe Howell and John Russell
Sa'o saw his initial collegiate action as a redshirt freshman, participating in six games as a defensive interior tackle... Registered a tackle in victory over Alabama A&M... Also appeared in reserve role to starting nose tackle Nifae Lealao against Middle Tennessee, Kansas State, Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee.
Sa'o did not play as a true freshman... Served important role during fall practices as interior lineman on defensive scout teams.
Two-year team captain... Started on both sides of the ball (DT and OT) as junior and senior... As senior DT, contributed 102 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, seven QB sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, helping Komets capture Central League title and reach second round of CIF Division IV playoffs... Earned All-League as senior... Participated in two postseason games: the Polynesian All-American Bowl and Spanos Classic All-Star Game.
Josiah Tusiofo Sa’o... Majoring in sociology... “Siah”... Born Sept. 1, 1998... Son of Ietitaia and Lilieni Sa’o... Originally from Hawaii... Dad works with the Merchant Marine... Youngest of eight siblings... Has two brothers, Jarret and Jedidiah; and five sisters, Pala, Bella, Jasmine, Jennifer and Tiare... Eight relatives have played collegiate football... Last name is pronounced “sah-O”.