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Ropati Pitoitua
DE #79
Height:
6-8
Weight:
315
College:
Washington State
Experience:
3
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 65 147 94 53 9 0 6 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 TEN 12 30 15 15 2 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 16 44 34 10 4 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2012 KC 15 51 32 19 2 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 NYJ 14 19 11 8 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 NYJ 8 3 2 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

◊ Spent 2009 on the active roster after spending all of 2008 on the practice squad.

◊ Was active for eight games in 2009 and recorded six tackles.

◊ Made NFL debut in the 2009 season opening win against HOU.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

◊ 12/30/08, NYJ, Signed, Reserve/Future contract

◊ 12/16/08, NYJ, IR – Practice Squad

◊ 9/1/08, NYJ, Signed, Practice Squad

◊ 8/30/08, NYJ, Waived

◊ 5/2/08, NYJ, Signed, Undrafted FA

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

◊ Spent 2009 on the active roster after spending all of 2008 on the practice squad.

◊ Was active for eight games in 2009 and recorded six tackles.

◊ Made NFL debut in the 2009 season opening win against HOU.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

◊ 12/30/08, NYJ, Signed, Reserve/Future contract

◊ 12/16/08, NYJ, IR – Practice Squad

◊ 9/1/08, NYJ, Signed, Practice Squad

◊ 8/30/08, NYJ, Waived

◊ 5/2/08, NYJ, Signed, Undrafted FA

SEASON BY SEASON

2009 (JETS) Saw action in all eight games in which he was active this season, recording six tackles in those contests…Was inactive for all three postseason contests. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (11/29 vs. CAR)…Named game captain. (10/18 vs. BUF)…Recorded his first two career tackles. (9/13 at HOU)…Played in his first career game as part of a defense that did not allow an offensive score.

2008 (JETS) Spent the first 15 weeks of the season on the practice squad before being placed on the Practice Squad Injured List on 12/16/08.

BEFORE THE NFL

◊ Played in 36 games, starting 25, amassing 116 tackles, 19 tackles-for-loss and 8.5 sacks in his four seasons at Washington State.

◊ Named team’s Leon Bender Award winner and the squad’s Defensive Lineman of the Year as a senior after starting 11 games at tackle and one at defensive end.

◊ Played both football and basketball at Clover Park (WA) HS, only picking up football in his junior season.

◊ Lettered twice in football and earned the Seamount League’s Defensive Player of the Year award as a senior in 2002.

OFF THE FIELD

◊ Name pronounced Roe-pot-tee Pi-toe-ee-two-ah.

◊ Born in Samoa.

◊ Visited East Side Community High School and met with students ranging from 7th to 12th grade.

◊ Has an older brother, Maeli, and four sisters, Leutu, twins, Vaiava and Leao, and Runa.

◊ Was a humanities major at Washington State.

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