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Sione Pouha biography

Date of birth : 1979-02-03
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Salt Lake City, Utah
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-31
Credited as : Football player NFL, nose tackle for the New York Jets, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Sione "Bo" Sonasi Pouha is an American football defensive lineman for the National Football League New York Jets.


◊ For his career, he has appeared in 62 games with 15 starts since being drafted in 2005.
◊ Has amassed career totals of 133 tackles, four passes defensed and a half-sack.
◊ Set career-high in games started (14) and tackles (61) in 2009 after stepping in for an injured Kris Jenkins.
◊ Has made starts at defensive tackle and nose tackle in his career, starting the final 10 games of the regular season and all three postseason games in 2009 at nose tackle.
◊ Made his postseason debut in 2009 and recorded 10 tackles in the Jets three playoff games.

2009 (JETS) Appeared in all 16 regular-season games and made a career-high 14 starts as he stepped in following an injury to Kris Jenkins…Started at nose tackle for the season’s final 10 regular-season games and improved the rushing defense from 21st to fourth in the league in the weeks after he became a starter…Established new career-highs in total tackles (61) and solo tackles (34)…Started all three postseason contests as the Jets advanced to the AFC Championship Game for the first time since 1998. POSTSEASON: (AFC Championship: 1/24 at IND)…Notched two tackles (one solo). (Divisional: 1/17 at SD)…Collected six tackles (four solo). (Wild Card: 1/9 at CIN)…Made his postseason debut (injured in 2006) and recorded two tackles (one solo). SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (1/3 vs. CIN)…Part of a defense that recorded their second shutout of the season in helping the Jets return to the postseason for the first time since 2006. (12/20 vs. ATL)…Combined with Shaun Ellis to stop Jason Snelling on a third-and-goal from the one to force a field goal…Also entered the game as an extra tight end in jumbo package in the fourth quarter. (12/13 at TB)…Deflected a Josh Freeman pass and collected four tackles (one solo) as part of a defense that allowed just three points. (11/22 at NE)…Recorded five tackles (two solo), including a stop of BenJarvis Green-Ellis on a third-and-two in the fourth quarter to force a punt. (10/25 at OAK)…Made his first start of the season at nose tackle in place of an injured Kris Jenkins, collecting four tackles (two solo) as the defense recorded their first shutout of the season...Named game captain. (10/18 vs. BUF)…Notched a career-high nine tackles, with a career-high six solo stops. (10/4 at NO)…Collected seven tackles (four solo) as part of a defense that held the number-one scoring team in the league to 10 points on offense. (9/13 at HOU)…Made first start since 12/9/07 vs. CLV at tackle in place of a suspended Shaun Ellis and recorded three tackles (one solo) as team held HOU scoreless on offense.

2008 (JETS) Appeared in all 16 games, logging 23 tackles, 0.5 sacks and one pass breakup. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (11/13 at NE)…Recorded his first-career half-sack with 11:17 remaining in the third quarter, taking down QB Matt Cassel with David Bowens on Thursday Night Football.

2007 (JETS) Played in all 16 games, starting one, recording 39 tackles and one pass defensed…Produced 17 of his 39 tackles in 2007 in the last four games of the season. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/23 at TEN)…Recorded a career-high eight tackles, all of which were solo, and one pass defensed. (12/9 vs. CLV)…Registered first-career start, recording two solo tackles.

2006 (JETS) Placed on injured reserve, 8/13.

2005 (JETS) Appeared in 14 games, recording 10 tackles (seven solo) and one pass defensed. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (1/1 vs. BUF)…Rotated in on the defensive line and was credited with two solo tackles and his first-career pass defensed. (9/11 at KC)…Notched one tackle in his first NFL game.


◊ Signed a letter of intent with Utah in 1997, before leaving for a Mormon mission to Pittsburgh (1998-2000).
◊ Started 10 games and earned first-team all-conference as a senior in 2004, after finishing with 36 tackles, four passes defensed and one interception…Helped Utah to the 2005 Fiesta Bowl as part of the Bowl Championship Series.
◊ Earned USA Today honorable mention All-America honors as a senior at Salt Lake City East (UT) HS in 1996.


◊ Born Sione Sonasi Po’uha.
◊ Parents Sonasi and Susana Pouha
◊ Behavior science and health major at Utah.
◊He and his Wife, Keiti Kaufusi Pouha, have two sons: Viliami and Sonasi; and two daughters: Leilani and Kesaia
◊ Joined New York Jets Owner, Robert W. Johnson IV, for the commissioning of the USS New York, which was constructed from steel from the World Trade Center.
◊ Wife, Katie; one daughter, Leilani, and two sons, Viliami and Sonasi, Jr.

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