Xavier Su'a-Filo

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Xavier Su'a-Filo
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Su'a-Filo in the 2016 NFL season.
No. 76 – Dallas Cowboys
Position: Guard
Personal information
Born: (1991-01-01) January 1, 1991 (age 27)
American Fork, Utah
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school: Timpview (Provo, Utah)
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2018
Games played: 56
Games started: 41
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Xavier Filoitumua Su’a-Filo (born January 1, 1991) is an American football guard for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at UCLA.

Early years[edit]

A native of Pleasant Grove, Utah, Su’a-Filo attended Timpview High School in Provo, Utah, where he was an All-American offensive lineman and teammates with Stephen Paea. Regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Su’a-Filo was ranked as the number seven offensive tackle in his class.[1]

College career[edit]

Su'a-Filo at the 2014 NFL scouting combine.

Su’a-Filo started 13 games as a freshman in 2009, before going on a Mormon mission to Florida and South Alabama for two years.[2][3] He rode a special ordered bike capable for his 300-pound frame during his mission work from January 2010 to December 2011.[4]

During the 2013 season, Su'a-Filo started every game for the Bruins.

On January 5, 2014, he decided to forgo his senior year at UCLA and made himself available for the 2014 NFL Draft.[5]

Su'a-Filo majored in history with a minor in Spanish at UCLA.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
307 lb
(139 kg)
33 38 in
(0.85 m)
9 38 in
(0.24 m)
5.04 s 4.44 s 7.60 s 25 in
(0.64 m)
8 ft 6 in
(2.59 m)
25 reps
All values from NFL Combine[6]

Houston Texans[edit]

Su'a-Filo was selected by the Houston Texans with the first pick in the second round (33rd overall), to become the highest selected UCLA Bruins offensive lineman since Jonathan Ogden in 1996.

Su'a-Filo played in thirteen games, starting one, for the Texans in his rookie season in 2014. He played in eleven games, starting nine, for the team in 2015.[7]

In 2016 and 2017, Su'a-Filo started 31 of 32 games at left guard for the Texans.

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Su’a-Filo with the Tennessee Titans in 2018

On March 27, 2018, Su'a-Filo signed with the Tennessee Titans.[8] He was released on September 1, 2018.[9]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On September 11, 2018, Su'a-Filo was signed by the Dallas Cowboys.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Su’a-Filo is fluent in Spanish. He learned the language on his two-year church mission trips to Alabama and Florida. He was a high school teammate of current Baltimore Ravens defensive end Bronson Kaufusi and former NFL defensive tackle Stephen Paea. Su'a-Filo has three siblings: Hayley, Natasha, and Wilson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yahoo Sports: Rivals.com Ranking - Rivals.com offensive tackles 2009". rivals.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-07-24.
  2. ^ Xavier Su'a-Filo returns from LDS Mission to find new UCLA football landscape
  3. ^ Xavier Su'a-Filo keys UCLA's protection plan
  4. ^ "Petros and Money Show- Xavier Sua-Filo (5/5/14) (Audio)". am570radio.com. Retrieved 2014-07-24.
  5. ^ "Twitter / _XRA1: Thank you to @UCLACoachMora ..." twitter.com. Retrieved 2014-07-24.
  6. ^ http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/xavier-su'a-filo?id=2543666
  7. ^ "Xavier Su'a-Filo". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  8. ^ Wyatt, Jim (March 27, 2018). "Titans Reach Deal with Former Texans OL Xavier Su'a-Filo". TitansOnline.com.
  9. ^ Wyatt, Jim (September 1, 2018). "Roster Moves: Titans Trim Roster From 90 to 53 Players". TitansOnline.com.
  10. ^ Phillips, Rob (September 11, 2018). "Cowboys Sign Veteran Guard Xavier Su'a-Filo". DallasCowboys.com.

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