Xavier Su'a-Filo

Xavier Su'a-Filo

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Su'a-Filo in the 2016 NFL season.
No. 71Houston Texans
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-01-01) January 1, 1991
Place of birth: American Fork, Utah
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 307 lb (139 kg)
Career information
High school: Provo (UT) Timpview
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 24
Games started: 10
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Xavier Filoitumua Su’a-Filo (born January 1, 1991) is an American football guard for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Texans in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at UCLA.

Early years

A native of Pleasant Grove, Utah, Su’a-Filo attended Timpview High School in Provo, Utah, where he was an All-American offensive lineman and teammates with Stephen Paea. Regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Su’a-Filo was ranked as the number seven offensive tackle in his class.[1]

College career

Su'a-Filo at the 2014 NFL scouting combine.

Su’a-Filo started 13 games as a freshman in 2009, before going on a Mormon mission to Florida and South Alabama for two years.[2][3] He rode a special ordered bike capable for his 300-pound frame during his mission work from January 2010 to December 2011.[4]

During the 2013 season, Su'a-Filo started all the games for the Bruins.

On January 5, 2014 he decided to forgo his senior year at UCLA and made himself available for the 2014 NFL Draft.[5]

Professional career

Su'a-Filo was selected by the Houston Texans with the first pick in the second round (33rd overall), to become the highest selected UCLA Bruins offensive lineman since Jonathan Ogden in 1996.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4 in 307 lb33 38 in9 38 in 5.04 s 4.44 s 7.60 s 25 in 8 ft 6 in 25 reps
All values from NFL Combine[6]

He played in thirteen games, starting one, for the Texans in 2014, He played in eleven games, starting nine, for the team in 2015.[7]


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