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Salamo Fiso
Player Profile:
Salamo Fiso 1262077
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 230
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Polytechnic
Experience: 2 Letters




  • One of the more experienced starters on defense
  • Tenacious and aggressive linebacker.
  • Regarded as a very talented sideline-to-sideline linebacker that is also effective in coverage.
  • Enters his senior season just outside the top-10 in ASU’s record books in career solo tackles and career tackles for loss at 178 and 36.5, respectively


  • Finished the season ranked 12th nationally with 6.0 solo tackles per game and eighth nationally with 1.5 tackles for loss per game
  • Started in all 13 games for the Sun Devils at the SAM linebacker position
  • Recorded a team-best 99 tackles, while accumulating 20 tackles for loss.
  • Was third on the team with eight tackles against Texas A&M (9/5) with a tackle for loss
  • Was the defensive standout against USC (9/26), logging a career best four tackles for loss and eight total tackles to lead the team.
  • Had his second consecutive game with double-digit tackles against UNM (9/18), finishing with 10
  • One of five players with double-digit tackles against Cal Poly (9/12), finishing with 10 and a tackle for loss.
  • Paced the team in tackles against against UCLA (10/3), finishing with eight - all solo - with one tackle for loss and a pass breakup. 
  • Had two tackles for loss on six solo tackles against Colorado (10/10)
  • Had his third-straight game with at least two tackles for loss, finishing with 2.5 against Oregon (10/29)
  • Battling injury, returned to form after two off games with a sack and five tackles against Arizona (11/21)
  • Capped off a strong season, recording 10 tackles and an interception against West Virginia (1/3)


  • Ranked fourth on the team with 83 tackles and ranked second on the team in tackles for a loss with eleven.
  • Named to the Phil Steele All Pac-12 Third Team
  • All Pac-12 Honorable Mention
  • Ron Pritchard Outstanding Linebacker Award
  • Led the team with seven tackles and a TFL against Weber State (8/28)
  • Matched a career high with nine tackles against USC (10/4) - his highest tally this season
  • Had five tackles and a tackle for loss against Stanford (10/18)
  • Had six tackles - 1.5 coming for loss - against Washington (10/25)
  • Had a tackle for loss and eight total tackles against Utah (11/1)
  • Had a career-high three tackles for loss in the victory over Notre Dame (11/8)
  • Had his first career interception against Washington State and added five tackles (11/22)
  • Had a season high 12 tackles in the Sun Bowl against Duke (12/27)


  • Earned College Football News Honorable Mention Freshman All-America.
  • Played in all 14 games, earning starts in 10 of those, including getting six consecutive starts to finish the season.
  • Started his first game against USC (9/28).
  • FInished with 71 total tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss.
  • Sacked opposing quarterbacks three times for a loss of 26 total yards showing his ability to attack the quarterback.
  • Had a career-high nine tackles in the final game of the season against Texas Tech (12/29) in the Holiday Bowl.
  • Had the first two sacks of his career against Washington (10/19) on Homecoming.
  • Led the team in tackles in his first career collegiate game 'against Sacramento State (9/5).

FRESHMAN (2012):

  • Redshirted on the season.


  • Earned California All-State Division I honors by MaxPreps.
  • Rated by as the nation's No. 26 linebacker prospect and the No. 63 overall recruit in the state of California, listed by ESPN as a four-star prospect and the nation's No. 32 outside linebacker recruit, regarded by as the country's No. 33 outside linebacker recruit.
  • Totaled a team-high 127 tackles (67 solo) as a senior in 2011, added 4.5 sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery; had seven games with double-digit tackles.
  • Chose ASU over reported FBS offers from Arizona, Nebraska, Colorado and UCLA; was also recruited by California, USC and Washington.
  • Coached by Raul Lara at Poly High School.
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