UNLV

93 Sonny Sanitoa

  • Defensive Line
  • Grade: Senior
  • Height: 6′3″
  • Weight: 260 lbs
UNLV: A high-energy pass rusher who is the team’s active leader in career quarterback sacks with 9.5 … Listed No. 1 at one defensive end spot after spring practice … Last name is pronounced “SUN-e-TOW-ah” … Followed in the footsteps of two UNLV defensive linemen that also hailed from American Samoa (Isaako Aaitui and Daniel Mareko, who completed their careers in 2010) … Earned a spot on the UNLV Dean’s Honor List for the fall 2011 semester … Already earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and is pursuing a second bachelor’s in sociology.

2014: Started all 13 games at DE and posted a career-high 44 total tackles, including four for-loss … Tied for fourth on the squad with 2.5 sacks … Turned in a career-high nine tackles vs. Air Force on Nov. 8.

2013: Started all 13 games at one defensive end spot … Totaled a career-high 34 tackles, including 5.5 TFL … Added two QB sacks for a loss of eight yards … Matched his career-high with five takedowns vs. Utah State in Game 10.

2012: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in nine games, including starting the final eight dates of the campaign at DE … Missed the first third of the season because of injury … Finished with 28 tackles and a forced fumble … Recorded a sack in the first three games of his career en route to a team-leading five overall ... Those five sacks tied a UNLV freshman record for a season.

2011: Redshirted season.
Next Game: Football

Sep. 5, 4:30 p.m. (PST)

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