As a redshirt freshman in 2013, Salamo Fiso didn’t get a lot of time to learn the ropes at linebacker, earning 10 starts in the 14 games he played. He would finish with 71 tackles and 5.5 sacks for the Arizona Sun Devils. More will be expected in 2014 as he enters the season as one of the team’s more experienced starters on defense. He brings tenacity and aggressiveness to the defense and will be counted on to assume more of a leadership roles in 2014.
High SchoolA product of Long Beach Poly in California, Fiso had a team high 127 tackles as a senior in 2011, with 4.5 sacks and an interception. He would be an All-Pac-5 Division selection and was named the Moore League Defensive Most Valuable Player and earned California All-State Division I honors by MaxPreps.
CollegeFiso redshirted in 2012, but earned playing time in all 14 games in 2013, including the 10 starts. Came on strong as the season progressed, starting the last six games of the season. He recorded three sacks in 2013 and had a career high nine tackles in the Holiday Bowl against Texas Tech. Proved himself to be a sideline-to-sideline linebacker with good speed for a 6-0, 235-pounder.
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