Parents are Mani and Alisi Peaua ... served a Church mission to New York, N.Y. ... a recipient of the Eagle Scout award ... recruited by Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, Hawaii, Tennessee, UNLV, Nevada, USC and Fresno State.
In 2001: Squadman
In 1998: Redshirted
Lettered three times in football and once each in basketball, baseball, track and wrestling at McQueen High School ... led team to the state championship with an 11-0 record... named the Nevada Gatorade MVP ... two-time defensive player of the year ... three-time all-metro and all-division.
1998 | Redshirt Year
Redshirted prior to serving a Church mission in New York.
2001 | Freshman Year
Contributed as a member of the practice squad.
2002 | Sophomore Year
Competed in just one game before suffering a season-ending knee injury.
2003 | Junior Year
Saw limited action in spring drills due to injury ... competed in two JV games during the season.
2004 | Senior Year
Earned letterman honors ... saw action in 10 of the Cougars' 11 games ... credited with one tackle (vs. Boise State) following a turnover ... participated in spring drills ... moved from defensive line to fullback ... had one reception for 26 yards in the annual Blue-White game.