Came to Tech as a running back and quickly made the transition to linebacker last season ... moved to rush end during spring drills and will back up Adell Duckett ... will battle for playing time with Keyunta Dawson, but will see time in various defensive schemes ... also a solid special teams member.
2003 - Played in 12 games ... signed as a running back, but moved to defense early in the season ... saw most time on special teams ... Missouri - had a stop against the Tigers ... N.C. State - one tackle ... SMU - opened the season with four carries for 10 yards.
Junior College - El Camino College in Torrance, Calif. ... Rivals100.com Top 500 ... No. 9 junior college running back prospect in the country (Max Emfinger's Blue Chip Recruiting) ... comes from same junior college as former Tech cornerback Joselio Hanson ... rushed for 755 yards on 117 carries while fighting a knee injury in 2002 ... deceptive speed for his size ... hard, pounding runner ... recruited by Southern California, Fresno State, Oregon State, Kentucky and BYU ... signed with BYU out of high school, but opted for Mormon mission ... Junior College Coach: John Featherstone.
High School - East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah ... team won state championship in 1996 ... reached state finals in 1995 and state semifinals in 1997 ... three-time all-state pick ... one of 20 high school athletes in 1998 to receive honorable mention USA Today Utah Player of the Year honors ... in addition to football, played volleyball, basketball and rugby and ran track ... High School Coach: Keeko Georgelas.
Personal - Sione Ngungutau Havili ... born October 22, 1979, in Salt Lake City, Utah ... son of Elva and Tevita Havili ... is married to Mele Kioa and has a one-year-old daughter, Destiny ... has seven brothers and sisters ... majoring in human development and family studies.