Ifo Pili Athlete Profile

#95 Ifo Pili

Ifo Pili
Position: Defensive Line Height: 6-3 Weight: 325 Roster Years: 1997-1998 | 2001-2003 Hometown: Orem, UT Last School: Mountain View High School

Personal

Parents are Falemao and Vickie ... full name is Faaifoaoolelagi, which means bowing of clouds in heaven ... father played junior college football at El Camino JC ... brother, Falemao, played football at BYU in 1987 ... recruited by Utah, Stanford, UCLA, Iowa State and Cal... served a Church mission to Riverside, Calif... married Jenny Patterson in January 2002 ... the couple has a daughter and is expecting a second child in January ... graduated from BYU in 2003 ... will attend graduate school during the 2003 season.

At BYU

In 2002: Named by Phil Steele as a second-team All-MWC selection.


In 2001: Started at defensive tackle in all 14 games for the Cougars... ranked 10th on the BYU roster with 28 tackles during the regular season, including 10 solo takedowns... produced five tackles for a combined loss of 24 yards, including three sacks for 19 yards... registered a season-high six tackles against Colorado State, including three solos... earned coaches award for his performance against UNLV, registering five tackles... credited with five tackles against No. 22 Louisville in the Liberty Bowl.


In 1998: Saw action at defensive tackle throughout the season, recording 17 tackles, including eight unassisted takedowns... had one deflection, one hurry and one sack.


In 1997: Redshirted

Before BYU

Lettered three years in football and track at Mountain View High School ... also lettered in basketball, baseball and football in Samoa as a freshman ... consensus all-state selection as a senior ... first-team All-Samoan ... two-time all-region and defensive lineman MVP for two straight seasons.

Stats

PILI's Personal Best 
UT: 5 (New Mexico, Nov. 16, 2002)
AT: 4 (3 times, New Mexico, Nov. 16, 2002)
TFL/Yds: 3/11 (Utah, Nov. 23, 2002)
PD: 1 (Air Force, Oct. 20, 2001)
Sacks/Yds: 1/9 (Utah, Nov. 23, 2002)
Pili's Career Stats
Year Gms UT AT TFL FR FC PD BK Hur Sck
1998 7 9 8 1 0 0 1 0 1 1
2001 14 10 18 5 0 0 1 0 0 3
2002 12 16 25 6 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 33 35 51 12 0 0 2 0 3 6

1997 | Redshirt Year

Redshirted as a true freshman.

1998 | Freshman Year

Saw action at defensive tackle throughout the season, recording 17 tackles, including eight unassisted takedowns ... had one deflection, one hurry and one sack.

2001 | Sophomore Year

Started at defensive tackle in all 14 games for the Cougars ... ranked 10th on the BYU roster with 28 tackles during the regular season, including 10 solo takedowns ... produced five tackles for a combined loss of 24 yards, including three sacks for 19 yard s... registered a season-high six tackles against Colorado State, including three solos ... earned coaches award for his performance against UNLV, registering five tackles ... credited with five tackles against No. 22 Louisville in the Liberty Bowl.

2002 | Junior Year

Earned All-Mountain West Conference honorable-mention honors ... started all 12 games at defensive tackle ... credited with 41 tackles, including 16 solo takedowns ... recorded a season-high 9 tackles against New Mexico ... racked up 6 tackles for a combined loss of 17 yards, including a season-high 3 tackles for a net loss of 11 yards against Utah ... credited with 2 sacks and 2 hurries on the season ... a Phil Steel's College Football Preview first-team All-MWC preseason selection.

2003 | Senior Year

Earned 2003 All-MWC honorable mention honors ... saw action in all 12 of the Cougars games ... played in 45 games throughout his career ... produced 37 tackles, including 16 solo takedowns ... had four tackles for a combined loss of eight yards ... part of a defensive unit that held Utah to just three points and 184 yards off their season total yardage average ... participated in spring drills ... will compete for a starting assignment at nose tackle during fall camp.