It's the end of a long road for Fuimaono - Tucson News Now

It's the end of a long road for Fuimaono

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TUCSON, AZ -

UA senior defensive lineman Sani Fuimaono, who spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons on a Mormon mission in Chile, has 18 career starts spanning back to two in 2011 under the Mike Stoops head coaching staff.

For his senior season, defensive lineman Sani Fuimaono has adopted a new position and a new body. 

The senior will move from nose guard to tackle when the Wildcats face BYU Saturday at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

Fuimaono was listed at 288 pounds last season, but opens his senior campaign listed at 267 pounds. 

The American Samoa-native, who grew up in Hawaii, collected 24 tackles in 13 games (12 starts) last season and was asked to do a lot of dirty work playing on the inside of the line. 

This season, Fuimaono will have more opportunities to make plays off the edge. 

On top of cutting 20-plus pounds, Fuimaono has added speed and explosiveness and should be one of the primary factors on the defensive line.

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