Signed by Seattle as a UDFA on May 12, 2023.
- 05/12/23: Signed by Seattle as a UDFA
COLLEGE: Spent one year at El Camino College, where he was a second-team all-league pick and an honorable-mention All-American before transferring to San Diego State. Anchored the Aztec defense for four seasons, racking up 24 sacks to rank third in program history. Was named a first-team All-American by both Pro Football Focus and Bleacher Report, a second-team pick by both the Associated Press and USA Today, and an honorable-mention selection by Phil Steele Magazine and College Football Network in 2022. Honored as a first-team all-Mountain West selection by the league's head coaches and media. Landed on the all-conference first team by Pro Football Focus, Phil Steele Magazine, and College Football Network. Voted a team captain by his teammates. Awarded the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award as a senior. Named a first-team All-America selection by The Action Network in 2021. Was named an honorable-mention all-Mountain West selection by the league's coaches and media. Also was named to the Pro Football Focus Mountain West Team of the Year at defensive interior (first team). Finished his career with 147 tackles, 36 tackles for loss, 24 sacks, and two forced fumbles in 48 games.
PERSONAL: Was a three-year letter winner at Mira Costa High School, but played four years, starting as a 13-year-old freshman. Three-time first-team all-league pick. Also was the league's MVP and defensive MVP. Was a two-time all-area honoree and an all-CIF selection. Ranked as top 25 high school rugby player for two years. Competed on the track and field team as a thrower.