Sunday Morning Spotlight: Sione Pouha

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Sep 25, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Jets nose tackle Sione Pouha (91) warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Oakland defeated New York 34-24. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

In this week’s Sunday Morning Spotlight, we take a look at the man in the middle, the middle of the defensive line, that is. He’s been around since the Eric Mangini era, but it has taken time for him to make his way up the depth chart. But once he became the starter, he has been a mainstay ever since, and a team leader. Spotlight on DT, Sione Pouha.

Born and raised in Utah, Sione played his college ball at the University of Utah. First, though, after graduating high school, Pouha spent 3 years as part of a Mormon mission in Pittsburgh. He spent 3 hours every morning studying scripture, followed by bringing his beliefs door to door for the next twelve hours.

As a senior at Utah, Pouha earned first team All-Mountain West conference honors, as well as honorable mention for All American honors.

He was drafted in the third round of the 2005 draft by the Jets, and he has been there ever since.

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Topics: 46 Defense, Alan Schechter, Defensive Tackle, Jets Use 46 Defense, Kris Jenkins, NY Jets, Sione Pouha, Sunday Morning Spotlight, University Of Utah

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