2019 Countdown - #92
Name – Sio Nofoagatoto’a
Position – Defensive Line (Freshman)
Hometown – Ill’ili, American Samoa (Clearwater Academy International)
Height – 6’4”
Weight – 302 pounds
His name is Sio Nofoagatoto’a. Best to learn his name now because you’ll likely be hearing it quite often for years to come. Sio is a 6-foot-4, 302-pound defensive lineman from American Samoa. Sio is well-travelled, having moved from Samoa to Australia when he was 15 before finally settling in Clearwater, Florida by age 17. Another multi-sport athlete, Sio dabbled in a little bit of everying. He played rugby, volleyball, and swam competitively. He’s also a musician, playing both guitar and piano.
On the gridiron, Sio is a menace. During his two lone seasons at Clearwater Academy, he racked up 135 tackles, 54 of them for a loss, along with eight forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. Along with fellow Indiana signee, linebacker D.K. Bonhomme, Sio helped lead his program to an 11-0 undefeated season. His stellar play earned him a unanimous spot among the best 100 defensive tackles in the entire country. Sio has the size and frame to compete for a substantial role on the defensive line as a freshman. One last time for good measure: Sio Nofoagatoto’a. Sio is poised to have a memorable career in Bloomington.
HUTCH’S TRIVIA QUESTION
In honor of the late Terry Hutchens, we are including a daily IUFB trivia question from his book So You Think You Know Indiana University Football. Hutch is dearly missed and this is our way of keeping his memory with us this season. Please leave your answers in the comments section.
Indiana played in two bowl games in a calendar year, what was the year?
(check back tomorrow for the answer)
Yesterday’s Answer: Grass