A native of Pago Pago, American Samoa... parents are Sao and Usu Nua.
Earned All-America recognition ... started nine games as a freshman ... a Second-Team All-ACCAC performer ... recognized as the Special Teams Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week during the season ... prepped at Tafuna High School ... an all-league performer at Tafuna High School.
NUA's Career Stats
Year Gms UT AT TFL FR INT PD BK Hur Sck
2002 12 13 7 8 1 0 1 0 0 4
2002 | Junior Year
Saw action in all 12 games as a junior ... credited with 20 tackles on the season, including 13 solo takedowns ... posted 4 sacks on the season for a combined loss of 36 yards ... had 8 total tackles for a net loss of 48 yards ... forced and recovered a fumble at Nevada ... credited with a season-high 5 tackles against New Mexico.
2003 | Redshirt Year
Saw limited action during spring drills due to a knee injury ... redshirted the 2003 season ... named Prep Defensive Player of the week for USC.
2004 | Senior Year
Participated in spring drills ... expected to compete for playing time at defensive end.