CAREER: Played in 24 games with 13 starts, for 676 plays, and the 2002 Orange Bowl...A junior college transfer who enrolled at UF in January 2001...Recorded 63 tackles and 15 "Big Plays" (three sacks, four TBL, seven FH, one PD) during his career...
2002: Played in all 13 games, starting 11 of 13 games (Miami, Ohio, Kentucky, Ole Miss, LSU, Auburn, Georgia, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, FSU, Michigan)...His 516 plays ranks second among defensive tackles and third amongst defensive lineman...Led team with three sacks...Tied for third on the team with seven TTFL...Ranked fourth among defensive lineman with 49 tackles...Registered 49 tackles (25 solo) and 13 "Big Plays" (three sacks, four TBL, five FH, and one PD)...Led the team with two QB hits vs. Ohio and had a career-high seven tackles...Named a game captain for the LSU game...Had six tackles and two forced hurries vs. LSU...Finished with a career-high eight tackles, a sack and a TBL in win over undefeated No. 5 Georgia...
2001: Part of the defensive tackle rotation...Played in all 11 regular season games with two starts (Marshall and South Carolina) for 160 plays, and the 2002 Orange Bowl...14 tackles (six solo) and two "Big Plays" (two FHs)...Debuted as the starter at one defensive tackle spot and recorded two tackles in the season opener with Marshall...
JUNIOR COLLEGE: A junior college All-America selection at defensive tackle in 2000 by both JC Gridwire and NJCAA for Mesa (AZ) JC... National Bluechips named him to its Junior College All-America Team and also named him to its JC Super 24 Team. That publication ranked him among the nation's top four JC defensive tackles...A two-time All-Conference choice at Mesa Community College...Ranked second on squad in 2000 in total tackles with 87 and posted 24 total tackles for loss, a school record... Credited with eight QB sacks, two caused fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 2000...
PERSONAL: Born December 9, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii...Married on March 10, 2001 to Luisa Moli... Parents: Filipo and Theresa Savelio...
Total Tackles: 8 (vs. Georgia, 2002)
QB Sacks: -- 1 (three times, last vs. Georgia, 2002)
Forced Fumbles: --
Big Plays: 3 (at Ole Miss, 2002)