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Ja-Boy Leomiti
56  Ja-Boy Leomiti

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Santa Fe Springs

Last College:
Fullerton College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 275

Position:
DL

Experience:
1L

2007 (JUNIOR): Started six games in his first season as a Miner, while playing in all 12 contests overall ... amassed 16 tackles, including two for losses (-12 yards), along with one sack, two quarterback pressures and a pass break-up ... picked up his season-high three stops at Tulane ... had two solo tackles and a sack versus Houston.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Played defensive end for Fullerton College in 2005 and 2006 ... led all Hornet defensive linemen with 28 tackles in 2006, including 3.5 for losses ... junior college coach was Gene Murphy ... also attended Sante Fe Springs High School in Anaheim, Calif., and Boulder (Colo.) High School ... coached by Jack Malstede at Santa Fe High and Bob Karskie at Boulder High ... three-year varsity letterwinner as a prep ... also competed in basketball and track in high school.

PERSONAL: Full name is Ja-Boy Junior Leomiti ... parents are Firepele and Lokilani Leomiti ... has one brother and one sister who are twins ... first cousin Donnell Leomiti played football at the University of Colorado ... uncle Carson Leomiti played for the Carolina Panthers in the NFL ... born 12/29/85 (Long Beach, Calif.) ... multidisciplinary studies major.

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