Sealver Siliga

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Sealver Siliga
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Siliga with the New England Patriots in 2015
Free agent
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1990-04-26) April 26, 1990 (age 30)
West Jordan, Utah
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:344 lb (156 kg)
Career information
High school:Copper Hills (West Jordan, Utah)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:102
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

Tupaimoefitpo "Sealver" Siliga[1] (born April 26, 1990) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Utah.

College career[edit]

Siliga grew up in a Samoan American family of 13 in West Jordan, Utah and graduated from Copper Hills High School.[2][1] At the University of 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.

NFL career[edit]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

After going undrafted, Siliga was signed by the 49ers as an undrafted free agent on July 28, 2011. He was released by the 49ers on September 3, 2011.[3]

Denver Broncos[edit]

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.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

On August 20, 2013, Siliga was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for offensive lineman John Moffitt.[4] He was released on September 17, 2013, but re-signed to their practice squad on September 24, 2013.

New England Patriots[edit]

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)[edit]

On March 14, 2016 Siliga signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks worth $1.4M with $250,000 guaranteed.[5] Siliga was placed on injured reserve. On September 3, 2016, he was released from the Seahawks' injured reserve.[6] He was re-signed on October 18, 2016, then waived again on November 15, 2016.[7][8]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Siliga was claimed off waivers by the Buccaneers on November 16, 2016.[9]

On March 11, 2017, Siliga re-signed with the Buccaneers.[10]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Siliga was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 3, 2018.[11] He was released by the Jaguars on September 1, 2018.[12]

Alternative leagues[edit]

On December 22, 2018, Siliga signed with the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football.[13] The league ceased operations in April 2019.[14]

Siliga was drafted by the Dallas Renegades in the 2020 XFL Draft.[15]


  1. ^ a b "2008 Utah Football Recruit Bios". University of Utah. January 29, 2008. Archived from the original on February 9, 2008. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
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  3. ^ 49ers Trim Roster to 53
  4. ^ Brinson, Will (August 20, 2013). "John Moffitt deal to Cleveland rescinded, heading to Denver now". Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  5. ^ "Reports: Siliga, Seahawks agree to one-year deal". March 14, 2016. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  6. ^ "Seattle Seahawks Set 53-Man Roster, Trade For Defensive Backs L.J. McCray And Dewey McDonald". Archived from the original on 2016-11-27.
  7. ^ "Seahawks Sign DT Sealver Siliga, Place DL Garrison Smith On I.R."
  8. ^ Boyle, John (November 15, 2016). "Seahawks Sign Troymaine Pope, John Jenkins; Waive Christine Michael, Sealver Siliga". Archived from the original on August 15, 2017.
  9. ^ Philipse, Sander (November 16, 2016). "Buccaneers claim DT Sealver Siliga off waivers".
  10. ^ Smith, Scott (March 11, 2017). "Sealver Siliga Stays with Bucs".
  11. ^ "Jaguars Sign Defensive Tackle Sealver Siliga". August 3, 2018.
  12. ^ Oehser, John (September 1, 2018). "Roster reduction: Jaguars move to 53 players".
  13. ^ Judd, Brandon (December 22, 2018). "Salt Lake Stallions add pair of former BYU, Utah players to roster". Deseret News. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  14. ^ Michael Rothstein, Seth Wickersham (June 13, 2019). "Inside the short, unhappy life of the Alliance of American Football". Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  15. ^ Bender, Bill (October 21, 2019). "XFL Draft picks 2019: Complete results, rosters, players for new football league". Sporting News. Retrieved October 22, 2019.

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