Washington: Will vie for playing time at guard ... returned to the Huskies in 2005 after serving a two-year Church mission in West Africa ... lost 100 pounds during his mission due to a change in diet and a bout with malaria ... is nearly back to his previous playing weight of 300 pounds ... a 23-year-old junior, called "Pops" by his teammates. 2005: Spent the 2005 season on the scout squad while working back into playing shape following his two-year mission. 2003-04: Served a two-year Mormon mission in West Africa ... reurned to the Huskies in the fall of 2005. 2002: Earned first letter backing up both guard positions ... saw action as an o-line reserve against San Jose State, Wyoming and Idaho. 2001: Redshirted the 2001 season to preserve a year of eligibility ... made a significant impact on the scout team, earning Bob Jarvis Offensive Scout of the Year honors at the team's postseason banquet ... was lauded by the coaches as Offensive Scout of the Week for prep work leading up to Huskies' 31-28 win at Cal.
High School and Personal: Parents are Teisa and Lopeti ... oldest of five siblings ... a PrepStar All-American ... ranked 23rd on PrepStar's Western Region "Super 30" list ... the third-best offensive lineman in PrepStar's West Region rankings ... named to the Honolulu Advertiser's All-State first team ... also a first-team All-Interscholastic League selection ... rated as one of the nation's top 100 prep linemen by Rivals.com ... a member of SuperPrep's CA/HI 130 ... named to the Tacoma News-Tribune's "Western 100" squad ... also lettered in wrestling, track and rugby ... an Eagle Scout ... attended same high school as former Huskies Meki Pei and Bern Brostek ... a sociology major.