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#98 Kalafitoni Pole
Position: Nose Tackle
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 302
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Union City, Calif.
High School: James Logan
Experience: 2 Letters
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WSU CAREER
RS-JUNIOR (2013):
Earned a varsity letter after appearing in all 13 games, making 10 starts…made 28 tackles including three for loss and two sacks…forced one fumble and recovered two…also blocked one field goal…made three tackles at Auburn…made one tackle and blocked a field goal attempt in win at No. 25 USC…had a sack in win over Idaho…made two tackles, forced one fumble and recovered two fumbles in win at California…made four tackles at No. 2 Oregon…recorded a career-high six tackles, five solo including two for loss and one sack against No. 25 Arizona State…had two tackles in win at Arizona…made three tackles in win over Utah…recorded one tackle at Washington…posted two tackles against Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl.

RS-SOPHOMORE (2012):Earned a varsity letter after appearing in all 12 games, making two starts...recorded 22 tackles including 5.5 for loss...made 1.5 sacks...intercepted one pass and blocked one extra point...matched a career high with four tackles, three solo, including 1.5 for loss at BYU...blocked an extra point attempt in fourth quarter of win over Eastern Washington...made three tackles in win at UNLV...started, made two tackles and assisted on a tackle-for-loss against No. Oregon in Seattle...matched a career high with four tackles including one for loss at No. 14 Oregon State...made two tackles against California...tallied two tackles and assisted on a sack at No. 19 Stanford...recorded three tackles at Utah...had a sack at Arizona State...made one tackle-for-loss and intercepted a pass (60-yard return) on first possession of overtime in the Apple Cup victory over Washington.

RS-FRESHMAN (2011): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in 10 games, making three starts...made 11 tackles, seven solo, assisted on a sack and broke up one pass...started and made two solo tackles against Idaho State...started, made a season-high four tackles and assisted on a sack against UNLV...recorded two tackles in start at San Diego State...assisted on a tackle at Colorado...notched a tackle against No. 7 Stanford and Oregon State...missed Oregon game with neck injury...broke up a pass at California.

FRESHMAN (2010): Redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Three-year letterwinner in football for head coach George Zuber...team captain played defensive end and tackle, and offensive tackle and tight end...also lettered four times in wrestling and three times in track and field...FRESHMAN year finished third in the league in wrestling (215)...SOPHOMORE year finished second in the league on the mat (heavyweight)...also finished eighth in the North Coast Section...JUNIOR year named first-team All-Mission Valley Athletic League at offensive tackle...also named first-team all-league on the defensive line...honored with the outstanding lineman award...SENIOR year was named the Mission Valley Athletic League's Defensive Player of the Year...named first-team all-league on both offense (tight end) and defense (defensive end)...caught 18 passes for 529 yards and six touchdowns...also named All-East Bay on both offense (first team) and defense (second team), and garnered All-Metro Second Team honors on offense...helped lead James Logan to the first round of the CIF-North Coast Section playoffs...member of the Contra Costa Times' Cream of the Crop (Bay Area Top 20)...three-star prospect according to Rivals.com was rated No. 83 at his position nationally.

PERSONAL
Kalafitoni Matakaiongo Pole...born in Hayward, Calif...parents Sioni and Lola...has five brothers and two sisters...cousin, Sekope Kaufusi, currently plays football for WSU...has yet to decalre a major.