Junior Siavii

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Junior Siavii
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Siavii in the 2011 NFL preseason.
No. 94, 78
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-11-14) November 14, 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth: Pago Pago, American Samoa
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
College: Oregon
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • All-NorCal (2000)
  • Honorable mention All-Pac-10 (2003)
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles: 56
Sacks: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Saousoalii Poe Siavii, Jr. (born November 14, 1978) is a former American football defensive tackle that played in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks. He played college football at Oregon.

College career[edit]

Siavii attended the University of Oregon, where he finished his 2-year career with 2.5 sacks, 58 tackles (3.5 for losses), 3 pass deflections, and 1 fumble recovery. He played for 1 year at Dixie State Junior College [1] and 1 year at Butte Community College before playing at Oregon.

Professional career[edit]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Siavii was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round (36th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft.

In 2005, his playing time was limited by a knee injury he suffered in training camp. The next year, he kept suffering from knee injuries and was placed on the physically unable to perform list, before being waived on September 2, 2006. He eventually needed microfracture surgery on his right knee.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

After being out of football for 2 years, he was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys on January 23, 2008. He was released on August 31.

He was re-signed on January 12, 2009 and played in 16 games as the backup to nose tackle Jay Ratliff. He was cut on September 4, 2010, after he was passed on the depth chart by Josh Brent and Sean Lissemore.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

On September 6, 2010, he was signed as a free agent by the Seattle Seahawks. He played in 14 games (6 starts), while setting a career-high in tackles (30), before being placed on the injured reserve list with a bruised spinal cord injury on December 23. He was released on September 4, 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former NJCAA Student-Athletes Currently in the NFL" (PDF). National Junior College Athletic Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 16, 2011. Retrieved November 17, 2009.