What are your exact measurements (height, weight
and 40 time)?
I am 6’2, 252 right now and my best forty time was
What programs showed interest in you when you were
coming out of high school?
There was no interest. The junior college route
was always there for me. So I took that route.
You spent a couple of seasons at a Community
College in California, describe your
My first year, I started about six games and then I
got big headed. I started not working hard in the
weight room and I started losing track of football.
I never went to class. That’s what hurt me. I
finished the season with like 8 sacks and 20
tackles. Going into my sophomore year, I got hurt.
I broke my collarbone and it forced me to take a
redshirt year. During that year, I finally woke up.
I focused more on the weight room and the
classroom. I turned my body into a football body.
I pushed myself on and off the field. Going into
my redshirt sophomore year, we finished the season
13-0. I finished the season with about 16 sacks, 42
tackles and about 32 TFL. It got me All-American
honors and it brought me to
What made you choose Utah State?
I had a few offers including
Miami. I was about to commit
State or Kansas State. I took my trip out here to
State, and it made realize
how lucky I was to be home. I saw my father and my
mother getting all of the gray-haired. It was a
shock to me. Then I finally met Coach Andersen, and
he told me straight up what I needed to hear. He
told me what was best for me and not what I wanted
to hear. He told me that coming home was the best
option for me.
Tell us about your junior season
My junior season was alright. It took me awhile to
adapt. When Hawaii came to play against us that is when I
started to get loose. Towards the end of the
season, I played more of an outside backer role
where I feel more comfortable. I finished the
season strong. I think that I could have helped the
team more. Now going into the senior season, I have
more experience and a good grip of the playbook.
What did you learn from your teammate LB Bobby
Wagner last season?
He always stepped up when we needed him. He played
that role. He mostly showed by his action. He took
every challenge head-on. I am going to take that
from him. I am going to take every team head-on. I
want to make sure that I am the leader of the
defense. Hopefully, we will win the WAC conference
What are the expectations for your senior season
from a team and individual standpoint?
I want our team to finish the season with a
championship around our waist. I want to get to a
bowl game for the city and our fans.
What are your strengths?
I play as one. I show the ability that I can lead
the squad. Hopefully my pass rushing skills can
help out the defense as well as the run defense.
What areas of your game do you need to improve
My coverage skills. I am working on it and getting
separates you from all of the other players at your
I am just bigger than most players compared to other
linebackers in our conference. I actually play the
linebacker on the first two downs and then I move to
a DE during passing situations on third down.
your favorite NFL team?
The Denver Broncos. I was a
big fan of Terrell Davis and John Elway growing up.
I am also a big fan of D.J. Williams. He played
outside backer and then he moved to the middle.
Elvis Dumervil is also a great player. He is a guy
that plays my position. A guy who is 5’10, but he
is tossing guys around that are much bigger than
Who is your favorite player?
It has to be D.J. Williams. He played at Miami. His work ethic is great. I try to work
just as hard as him.
What are your expectations for the Broncos this year
with the addition of Peyton Manning at QB?
All we needed was a QB for a
couple of years. We let Jay Cutler go and couldn’t
find the guy. I wasn’t a Tebow fan. I think that
we are ready to roll this year.
What is the highlight of your career up to this
Going to the bowl game with my
State players. It was
great for our fans. I think that we have the best
fans in the nation. I had the best time in my
What do you enjoy most about college football?
Game days. Right when you walk out, the student
section is pumping you up. The crowd is staring at
you right before the coin toss. Your adrenaline is
going. It is the best feeling in the world.
I am not really an outgoing guy. I like to stay
home and watch a movie. I like to eat gummy bears.
I like to stay home with my girlfriend. I like to
spend time with my mom and dad.
What makes you a unique individual?
I have five sisters and no brothers. I was the
youngest in the family. I think that it paid off
for me growing up with five sisters.
sentence Bojay Filimoeatu is …
I am a team player. Off-the-field, I am a family
man. I love my parents to death. I never
disrespect my sisters or my mom and dad. Hopefully,
I can lead Utah State to a WAC Championship.