John Faletoese
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Carmichael, Calif.

High School:
Jesuit HS '04

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 292

Position:
DL

Major:
Psychology

2007: Played 8 games (7 starts) during injury-plagued junior season... Finished with 25 tackles (12 solos, 13 assists), including 8.5 for losses of 33 yards... Posted 3.0 sacks for 21 yards, all in first two games... Had one blocked kick (5th of career), knocking down Ace Younggren's 20-yard attempt in Western Washington season opener... Four of his five blocked kicks have been against FG attempts... Had 2.0 sacks for 7 yards plus another 8-yard TFL against Portland State, then recorded season-best 8 tackles (2-6) at Eastern Washington a week later... Lifted career TFL total to 29.0, second in school record book (behind James Amos' 32.5) for post-2001 rules.

2006: ALL-GREAT WEST FOOTBALL CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM for second straight year... Won team's T. PALMER MOODY AWARD as outstanding sophomore... One of three players to have won both Moody Award and Mike Wise Award for outstanding freshman... Started all 11 games at left defensive tackle... Had 35 tackles (16 solos, 19 assist), including a team-leading 9.5 tackles for losses of 51 yards... Finished in a five-way tie for 4th among GWFC's TFL leaders (0.86 per game)... Had at least a share of a TFL in eight games, including 2.0 for 8 yards vs. Southern Utah... Also totalled 3.0 sacks for 33 yards... Blocked two kicks, bringing career total to 4... Posted season-best 7 tackles (4-3-7) at Cal Poly... Twice selected as team's Defensive Player of the Week... Won first nod after TCU game (5 tackles plus blocked PAT)... Added second award after Southern Utah (4 tackles, 2 TFLs including 7-yard sack)... Blocked Shawn Bibeau's 33-yard FG attempt in North Dakota State game... Scored 13-yard sacks vs. Cal Poly and San Diego... Entered year with numerous preseason honors: first-team All-America by Street & Smith's and College Sporting News, first-team All-GWFC and the Sports Network's No. 2 defensive tackle for D-I FCS.

2005: ALL-GREAT WEST FOOTBALL CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM... Earned team's MIKE WISE AWARD as outstanding freshman of the year... Played in all 11 games, earning starting nod for final 5 contests... Recorded 30 total tackles (15 solos, 15 assists)... Shared team lead (with James Amos) and tied for 5th in GWFC with 1.0 tackles for loss per game... Had 11.0 TFLs for 50 yards, including 4.0 sacks for 33 yards... Also swatted 3 passes and recovered a fumble... Made most of first Aggie start, posting season-best 6 tackles (5 solos, 1 assist) and 2.0 TFLs vs. North Dakota State... Followed that with a pair of solo sacks (for 14 yards) against Cal Poly's Matt Brennan, and added a fumble recovery vs. Mustangs... Victimized Sacramento State QB Chris Hurd for two solo sacks (for 19 yards), the first of his career... Blocked two field goal attempts during the season... Denied Stanford's Michael Sgroi of a 47-yarder in the 3rd quarter of that historic upset, then stopped Southern Utah's Brandon Perkins try of 43 yards... The block of Perkins resulted in a 54-yard return by teammate Joshua Edwards.

2004: Redshirted... Named Scout Defense Player of the Week after North Dakota State game.

JESUIT HS '04: Three-year starter... Named Delta League Defensive Player of the Year as a senior... Also named to Sacramento Bee All-Metro first team and All-Northern California second team... Claimed All-Delta League and All-Metro second-team honors as a junior.

PERSONAL: Born in Carmichael, Calif.... Majoring in psychology... Parents are John Faletoese and Marie Leatherby Freeman... If not for football, would like to play rugby at UC Davis... Career highlight was scoring a safety to clinch the championship while at Jesuit HS.