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Nifae  Lealao

Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
Capital Christian

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 312





Ellis: 'Dores take care of business

Wins over TSU, UGA give Vanderbilt much-needed momentum


Vanderbilt-Tennessee State Postgame Notes

Vanderbilt 35, Tennessee State 17


Vanderbilt-Tennessee State Postgame Quotes

Vanderbilt 35, Tennessee State 17


Vanderbilt-Georgia Postgame Notes

Vanderbilt 17, Georgia 16


Vanderbilt-Kentucky Postgame Notes

Kentucky 20, Vanderbilt 13


Vanderbilt 17, Georgia 16

The Commodores defeat Georgia, on October 15, 2016.


Florida 13, Vanderbilt 6

Photos from No. 23 Florida @ Vanderbilt on October 1, 2016.


Vanderbilt Football vs. Florida. Russell (8/1/16)

Vanderbilt hosted the No. 23 Florida Gators. Photos by John Russell (8/1/16)


Russell's game photos

Photos from the Vanderbilt-Georgia Tech game Sept. 17, 2016 at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.


Russell's Photos

Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina

• 2015 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

Lealao enjoyed his best season as a sophomore defensive lineman... Lealao played in all 12 regular season games, earning starting assignments at nose tackle against late-season SEC foes Florida, Kentucky, Texas A&M and Tennessee... Showed improvement and greater confidence with each game played... Posted game highs of nine solo tackles and 18 total tackles during the season... Career high of four total tackles came vs. Georgia... Capped year off with three solo stops at Tennessee.

Lealao was the only true freshman to see action on the interior defensive front, serving as a reserve to veteran defensive tackle Vince Taylor... Saw action in nine games... Finished the season with seven total tackles and one fumble recovery... Posted pair of tackles against Temple and South Carolina... Contributed fumble recovery at Kentucky.

High School
Multi-year captain... Four-year varsity letterwinner... Two-time team MVP... As senior starter at DE/OT, helped Capital Christian to 9-2 mark and Division IV state playoffs... As a three-year starting defensive end, produced 58 tackles for loss, including 22 for losses as a sophomore, and 16 quarterback sacks... Registered 229 total tackles and blocked 17 opponent punt or field goal attempts during varsity career... Three-time Cal-Hi All-State and All-Region selection... As senior, played in postseason U.S. Army All-American Game... Versatile athlete who ranks among region's top basketball and volleyball players... Also has earned letters as thrower in track & field... Honor roll and Dean's List recipient.

Nifae Penitala Lealao Jr... Undeclared Major... Born Aug. 16, 1995... Son of Mary and Nifae Lealao Sr... Dad is a senior technician; mom works in the medical field... Enjoys singing... Wants to become an entrepeneur.

Career Highs
Total Tackles: 4, vs. Georgia, 9/12/15
Solo Tackles: 2, at Houston, 10/31/2015
Tackles for loss: 0.5, (2x) Last at Ole Miss, 9/26/2015
Breakups: 1, at Ole Miss, 9/26/2015

Nifae Lealao action shot 10-02-15

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