NFL PLAYERS TOUR SAMOA 2015 - 2016
Paul Soliai returned to Samoa with fellow NFL players Isaako Vaaitui, Olivier Vernon and Samson Satele in February to promote the mission of the Paul Soliai Foundation in promoting healthy living through athletics to Samoa's youth. Paul was also bestowed the title Leota Leulua'i'ali’i from the village of Solosolo.
“If there be any truer
measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.”
Paul Fuapapa Soliai is an American football defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football at University of Utah, and was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 2007 NFL Draft.
Soliai hails from American Samoa, where he attended Nu'uuli Technical High School in Pago Pago, and was team captain as a senior. Prior to Nu'uuli Technical High School, Paul attended Rancho Alamitos High School in Garden Grove, California.
Soliai played two seasons at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas. He was a two-time All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference offensive lineman. He earned an honorable mention All-American selection in 2002, and was a First-team junior college All-American as a sophomore in 2003. Soliai then transferred to the University of Utah in 2004, where he earned First-Team All AmericanWest Conference selection in 2006.
In 2007, Soliai was drafted by the Miami Dolphins, where he played until 2014.On March 11, 2014, Soliai signed with the Atlanta Falcons. In March 2016, Soliai signed with the Carolina Panthers until present.
Paul was conferred the High Chief Title of “Leota Leulua'iali'i” from the village of Solosolo in April 2014 by His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, Samoa.
PAUL BESTOWED THE TITLE LEULUA'I'ALI'I
The village of Solosolo, Samoa, bestows Paul the title Leulua'i'ali'i during his visit to Samoa for the NFL Player's Tour 2015.
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