Football

Nifae Lealao - 77

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
Capital Christian

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 315

Position:
DT

Experience:
1L

Nifae  Lealao

08/14/2015

Offense impresses in Thursday afternoon practice

Squad prepares for first scrimmage of preseason camp

08/09/2015

Commodores stage workout Sunday preparing for full pads Monday

Full-gear session will be team's first of preseason camp

07/08/2015

52 student-athletes named to First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

Freshmen and first-year transfers eligible for recognition

09/27/2014

Vanderbilt - Kentucky postgame notes

Kentucky 17, Vanderbilt 7

08/29/2014

Vanderbilt - Temple postgame notes

Temple 37, Vanderbilt 7

08/16/2015

2015 Dore Jam - August 16 (Howell)

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Honors
• 2015 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

2014
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.

Personal
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: 2, (2x) Last vs. South Carolina, 9/20/2014
Solo Tackles: 1, (3x) Last vs. Mississippi State, 11/22/2014


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