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#75 Puka Lopa
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 260
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: Grant HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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Lopa has become a significant factor at the defensive end position after a solid 2013 sophomore campaign in which he contributed 15 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss (-19 yards), 2.0 sacks (-16 yards), one pass breakup and one forced fumble. He is slated to begin the 2014 season in the No. 2 spot at one defensive end spot.

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Career Stats
Game Logs: 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Cal Career (2012 – Present)
► Has played in 16 games with four starts over the last two seasons of his first three campaigns with the program
► Recorded all of his stats other than games played coming as a 2013 sophomore with career totals of 15 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss (-19 yards), 2.0 sacks (-16 yards), one pass breakup and one forced fumble
► Ranks tied for second among Cal’s active career leaders in forced fumbles, fourth in sack yards, tied for fourth in sacks and tied for sixth in tackles for loss yards
► Registered a career-high four tackles, an 11-yard sack to tie a career-high for sacks and the longest of his career, and the lone forced fumble and pass breakup of his career vs. Oregon State as a 2013 sophomore, while adding the lone quarterback hurry of his career vs. USC and the only pass breakup of his career vs. Oregon State the same season

Junior (2014)
► Listed in the No. 2 spot at one defensive end position on the preseason depth chart
► Did not play in the spring game due to an injury suffered late in the spring practice sessions but is expected to be ready for the 2014 campaign

Sophomore (2013)
► Played in all 12 games with four starts all coming in succession over the final five contests
► Totaled 15 tackles and ranked tied for third on the team with 2.0 sacks for a team-high 16 yards, while adding 3.0 tackles for loss for 19 yards to rank tied for third on the club, one forced fumble to rank tied for second on the team, one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry
► Earned his first start the following game at Washington with a huge game off the bench vs. Oregon State when he registered a career-high of four tackles, an 11-yard sack to tie a career-high for sacks and the longest of his career taking the Beavers out of field goal range, the lone forced fumble of his career at the Cal one-yard line to keep Oregon State out of the end zone just before halftime as well his lone career pass breakup
► Registered three tackles vs. Portland State, two along with 0.5 tackles for loss (-2 yards) at Oregon and one each vs. Ohio State, vs. Washington State on a five-yard sack to tie a career high for sacks and tackles for loss, at Washington, vs. Arizona, vs. USC along with his lone career quarterback hurry and at Stanford with 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard)
Freshman (2012)
► Played in four consecutive games off the bench but did not record any stats other than participation, seeing action vs. UCLA, at Washington State, vs. Stanford and at Utah
► Shared game-high honors with seven tackles in the spring game, while adding 1.0 sack

Freshman (2011)
► Redshirted
► Did not play
► Named Scout Team Player of the Year on defense

Grant HS (Class of 2011)
► An All-Region selection of Prepstar and SuperPrep as a 2010 senior
► Paced his squad in tackles, sacks and fumble recoveries in both his 2009 and 2010 junior and senior campaigns when he picked up All-Sac-Joaquin Section and All-Delta Valley League honors each season
► Added All-Area recognition as a senior when he posted 128 tackles, 21.0 sacks, five fumble recoveries and a forced fumble for a squad that finished 13-1 overall and 5-0 in the Delta Valley League to win a conference title
► Big senior season followed a junior campaign in which he had 100 tackles, 20.0 sacks, three forced fumbles and all four of the team's blocked punts when his squad was 12-1 and again was unbeaten in the conference at 6-0 to win the DVL
► Contributed 17 tackles as a sophomore in 2008 for an unbeaten 14-0 state championship squad that was 5-0 in the league to claim another DVL crown

Recruiting Rankings (Class of 2011)
► Listed as Rivals’ No. 34 strong side defensive end nationally, while Scout had him at No. 56 and ESPN placed him at No. 138 for all defensive ends
► Rivals listed him as the No. 46 overall player from the state of California, while he checked in on SuperPrep's top players in California/Hawaii/Nevada at No. 57
► Picked up three stars from ESPN, Rivals and Scout

► Full name is Faigame Paulo Lopa
► Born September 3, 1993
► Parents are Tiamu and Bernadette Lopa
► Major is social welfare

Lopa's Career Game Highs
Tackles: 4 (vs. Oregon State, 2013)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 (twice, last vs. Oregon State, 2013)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 11 (vs. Oregon State, 2013)
Sacks: 1.0 (twice, last vs. Oregon State, 2013)
Sack Yards: 11 (vs. Oregon State, 2013)
Forced Fumble: 1 (vs. Oregon State, 2013)
Quarterback Hurries: 1 (vs. USC, 2013)
Pass Breakup: 1 (vs. Oregon State, 2013)

Last Updated
August 20, 2014

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