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#55 Viliami Moala
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 315
Year: Junior
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: Grant HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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Moala had a breakout season in his final collegiate campaign as a 2013 junior when he played in all 12 games with 11 starts and recorded career highs of 37 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss (-16 yards), 1.5 sacks (-11 yards), a team-high two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two pass breakups and one quarterback hurry. He was only one of three true freshmen to play in all 13 games in 2011 and played in 35 of 37 possible games with 12 starts during his Cal career, registering 48 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss (-17 yards), 1.5 sacks (-11 yards), two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups. Moala was an early entry for the 2014 NFL Draft with one season of collegiate eligibility remaining but has yet to be picked up by an NFL team.

Career Stats
Game Logs: 2013 | 2012 | 2011

Pronunciation
VILLY-ah-mee moe-ALL-uh

After Cal
► Entered the 2014 NFL Draft as an underclassman, foregoing his final season of collegiate eligibility at Cal
► Participated in the 2014 Cal Pro Timing Day and San Francisco 49ers Pro Day

Cal Career (2011-13)
► Played in 35 games with 12 starts during his three campaigns at Cal from 2011-13, posting career totals of 48 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss (-17 yards), 1.5 sacks (-11 yards), one pass breakup, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one quarterback hurry

Junior (2013)
► Played in all 12 games with 11 starts at defensive tackle and recorded career-highs of 37 tackles (second-most among Cal’s defensive linemen), 4.0 tackles for loss (-16 yards), 1.5 sacks (-11 yards), one quarterback hurry, a team-high two forced fumbles that ranked him tied for fourth in the Pac-12 with an average of 0.17 per game, one fumble recovery and one quarterback hurry
► Registered a career-high-tying six tackles both at Oregon and vs. Arizona, adding his second career forced fumble against the Ducks and 0.5 sacks (-3 yards) against the Wildcats
► Had four tackles in contests against Portland State, USC and Stanford, adding his first career forced fumble and 0.5 tackles for loss (-2 yards) against Portland State, 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) against USC, and 0.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and one quarterback hurry at Stanford
► Posted three tackles against Northwestern and Oregon State with an eight-yard sack that was the first of his career against the Beavers
► Had two stops in a trio of contests vs. Washington State, UCLA (1.0 TFL, -2 yards) and Colorado, while adding one at Washington
► Ranked as the nation’s No. 45 draft eligible defensive tackle according to Phil Steele prior to the season
► Missed much of spring practice due to injury

Sophomore (2012)
► Played in each of the team’s first 10 games and made his first career start vs. Arizona State in the fifth contest of the season before missing the final two games due to injury
► Recorded seven tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) and one pass breakup
► Registered a season-high three tackles at USC and two stops in the next game vs. Arizona State
► Posted single stops vs. Southern Utah and Washington, adding his first career tackle for loss (-1 yard) and pass breakup against SU
► Picked up four tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in the spring game

Freshman (2011)
► One of only three true freshmen to play in all 13 games along with Mustafa Jalil and Richard Rodgers, getting in all of his action off the bench
► Used as one of the backfield blockers in the team’s punt game
► Recorded four tackles, picking up a season-high-tying one each in the season-opener vs. Fresno State, at Oregon, vs. USC and at Stanford
► Named the No. 99 national incoming freshman and No. 8 defensive tackle by Lindy’s prior to the season
► Also checked in as Athlon’s No. 9 national defensive lineman recruit
► Phil Steele had him at No. 10 among freshmen defensive lineman
► Athlon’s No. 6 and Lindy’s No. 18 Pac-12 overall recruit
► Cal’s No. 4 recruit according to Sporting News

Grant HS (Class of 2011)
► Led his team to a combined 46-6 overall record and three conference titles during his four varsity seasons from 2007-10
► Played in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl following his 2010 senior campaign and blocked a kick during the game
► Earned MaxPreps All-American honors as a senior when he ranked second in the Sac-Joaquin Section and 19th in the state of California with 16.0 sacks while adding 131 tackles, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one interception that he returned 25 yards, three blocked punts and a blocked field goal in his final prep campaign for a squad that was 13-1 overall and 5-0 in the Delta Valley League to win the conference title
► Also a member of the prestigious Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West team and an All-Area selection as a senior when his squad reached the Sac-Joaquin section semifinals
► Had a huge 2009 junior campaign with 115 tackles, 15.0 sacks, one forced fumble, four fumble recoveries and a blocked kick to earn All-State honors and GoldenStatePreps Junior Defensive Player of the Year when his squad finished 12-1 overall and 6-0 in the DVL to win the conference crown
► Contributed 51 tackles and 4.0 sacks as a 2008 sophomore for a team that won a California state title with a 14-0 overall record and posted a 5-0 mark in the Metro League for a conference championship
► Registered 69 tackles, 5.0 sacks and two fumble recoveries as a 2007 freshman playing on the varsity squad

Recruiting Rankings (Class of 2011)
► Earned five stars from Scout and Tom Lemming, while garnering four from ESPN and Rivals
► Listed as the nation's No. 2 defensive tackle in the 2011 recruiting class by Lemming, Scout and SuperPrep, while checking in at No. 7 at the position according to ESPN and No. 8 by Rivals
► Ranked among the top 100 overall players in the nation overall in the 2011 recruiting class according to SuperPrep (No. 4), Tom Lemming (No. 34), Sporting News (No. 42), Prepstar (No. 83), ESPN (No. 97) and Rivals (No. 99), while SuperPrep listed him at No. 2 for all players in California/Hawaii/Nevada and Rivals had him at No. 11 for all California players

Other
► Full name is Viliami Alfred Moala
► Born March 30, 1993
► Parents are Nauela and Lupe Moala
► Intended major is social welfare

Moala's Career Game Highs
Tackles: 6 (vs. Arizona, 2013)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 (three times, last vs. Oregon State, 2013)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 8 (vs. Oregon State, 2013)
Sacks: 1.0 (vs. Oregon State, 2013)
Sack Yards: 8 (vs. Oregon State, 2013)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (twice, last at Oregon, 2013)
Fumble Recoveries: 1 (at Stanford, 2013)
Quarterback Hurries: 1 (at Stanford, 2013)
Pass Breakups: 1 (vs. Southern Utah, 2012)

Last Updated
August 21, 2014

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