Siliga during his tenure with the Broncos.
|No. 96 New England Patriots|
|Date of birth:||April 26, 1990|
|Place of birth:||West Jordan, Utah|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||325 lb (147 kg)|
|High school:||West Jordan (UT) Copper Hills|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
|Stats at NFL.com|
Tupaimoefitpo "Sealver" Siliga (born April 26, 1990) is an American football nose tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was not drafted in the 2011 NFL Draft as an early entry candidate. He played college football at Utah.
Siliga appeared in 37 games in his three year career for the Utes and finished with 97 tackles. After his sophomore and junior year he was awarded honorable mention All-Mountain West.
San Francisco 49ers
Siliga was signed to the Denver Broncos practice squad on October 18, 2011. Prior to the 2012 opening game Siliga was added to the active roster.
On August 20, 2013, Siliga was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for offensive lineman John Moffitt. He was released on September 17, 2013, but re-signed to their practice squad on September 24, 2013.
New England Patriots
Siliga was signed to the New England Patriots practice squad on October 23, 2013. He was later activated to the 53-man roster and played 5 regular season games. Siliga ended up in New England because of the close relationship his Sports Agent Richard Bruno Burnoski had with the organization.
After an injury early in the 2014 season, Siliga was placed on injured reserve with the designation to return. On November 27, 2014, Siliga practiced for the first time, starting the 21-day period in which he could be activated. Siliga was added to the active roster on December 6. He started and won Super Bowl XLIX with the New England Patriots on February 1, 2015.
- 2008 Utah Football Recruit Bios
- 49ers Trim Roster to 53
- Brinson, Will (August 20, 2013). "John Moffitt deal to Cleveland rescinded, heading to Denver now". CBSSports.com. Retrieved August 20, 2013.