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Four Things To Know About Seahawks Sixth-Round Draft Pick, Tackle Sataoa Laumea

The Seahawks selected T Sataoa Laumea of Utah with the No. 179 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. And here are a few facts to get to know the new Seahawk.

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Sataoa Laumea took some time to answer questions on a conference call with Seahawks media following the draft.

9 Siblings

Yes, that is correct, Laumea comes from a big family that includes six brothers and 3 sisters, and Laumea is the third youngest.

Laumea said that all of his siblings played sports at one point and that being from a big family of athletes is competitive.

"Getting food was competitive," Laumea said. "When eating cereal, they were finishing the box before I even grabbed my bowl and spoon. It was very competitive."

His oldest brother is 36 and his youngest sister is 21.

Utah Utes vs. Colorado Buffaloes at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday, November 25, 2023.
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Dual-Sport Athlete in HS

Laumea grew up in Southern California and went to Eisenhower High School and was part of the track team as well as the football team. In track, because of his size, he was a shot put and discus thrower. And he also had a short stint in wrestling his freshman year, but stopped because of football.

"My head coach had me quit because I was losing too much weight, because as an O-lineman he wanted me to be like 300 pounds but the max for wrestling is 280 and I was losing a ton of weight wrestling." Laumea told KUTV in an interview.

Laumea helped Eisenhower to win the 2018 Division 10 CIF SS Football Championship in 2018 and was also the All-CIF Southern Section Division 10 Offensive Player of the Year.

Family Ties in Seattle

Besides being an NFL player, one thing Laumea is looking forward to about Seattle is being closer to some of his family. Laumea said he has aunts that live in the area. "It feels good," Laumea said. "I have some family members that I'm close to out there and I won't be too far from all my siblings, so it's a good balance."

Accolades and Awards

Spending five years at the University of Utah and playing in 45 games with 44 consecutive starts, Laumea was a four-time All-Pac-12 awardee and earned first-team honors in 2022. Also, in his time at Utah, Laumea was a Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll for two academic years. Laumea said his desire to be a good football player comes from his love for the sport.

"I just want to play good football, that's what it is. I want other people to watch, when they watch film, (I want them to say) 'Damn that's some good O-line play right there.' That's what I want to do, I just want to be great. To be great, I have to be nasty sometimes, that's where that drive comes from."

The Seahawks selected Utah tackle Sataoa Laumea with the 179th pick of the 2024 NFL Draft. Check out the best photos of the 6th rounder from his college playing days.

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