Siliga with the New England Patriots in 2015
|No. 96 Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Date of birth:||April 26, 1990|
|Place of birth:||West Jordan, Utah|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||345 lb (156 kg)|
|High school:||West Jordan (UT) Copper Hills|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2016|
Tupaimoefitpo "Sealver" Siliga (born April 26, 1990) is an American football defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). 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 years, 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 five regular season games.
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 Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, 2015.
Seattle Seahawks (second stint)
On March 14, 2016 Siliga signed a 1-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks worth $1.4M with $250,000 guaranteed. Siliga was placed on injured reserve. On September 3, 2016, he was released from the Seahawks' injured reserve. He was re-signed on October 18, 2016, then waived again on November 15, 2016.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Siliga was claimed off waivers by the Buccaneers on November 16, 2016.
On March 11, 2017, Siliga re-signed with the Buccaneers.
- 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 "John Moffitt deal to Cleveland rescinded, heading to Denver now".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.
- "Reports: Siliga, Seahawks agree to one-year deal". csnne.com. March 14, 2016. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
- "Seattle Seahawks Set 53-Man Roster, Trade For Defensive Backs L.J. McCray And Dewey McDonald".
- "Seahawks Sign DT Sealver Siliga, Place DL Garrison Smith On I.R.".
- Boyle, John (November 15, 2016). "Seahawks Sign Troymaine Pope, John Jenkins; Waive Christine Michael, Sealver Siliga". Seahawks.com.
- Philipse, Sander (November 16, 2016). "Buccaneers claim DT Sealver Siliga off waivers". BucsNation.com.
- Smith, Scott (March 11, 2017). "Sealver Siliga Stays with Bucs". Buccaneers.com.