Overview
Fili Moala is a defensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts, who selected him with the 56th overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Moala played four seasons of college football at USC. Moala is 6-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs 295 pounds. His name is pronounced FEEL-ee moe-ALL-uh.
Prep Career
Moala, who played high school football at Western High School in Anaheim, California, originally committed to USC after the 2002 season. However, he did not qualify academically, so he attended Cypress College, a community college in Cypress, California. He did not play football that season.
College Career
Moala arrived at USC in 2004 and redshirted the season, after suffering a sprained hand and shoulder in fall practice. After two years away from competitive football, he debuted in 2005, recording eight total tackles in 13 games.

In 2006, Moala made 10 starts at nose tackle and defensive tackle, and played 13 games. He finished with 20 total tackles and was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection.

Moala made 33 total tackles as a junior, again earning honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors while playing alongside first-round pick Sedrick Ellis.

With Ellis gone to the NFL in 2008, Moala was the focal point of the Trojans defensie line. He finished the season with 30 total tackles (10.0 for loss) and 4.5 sacks. He also blocked two field goals, both coming against Arizona State. Moala was a first team All-Pac 10 selection and earned third team All-America honors from The Associated Press.
NFL Career
Moala was selected in the second round (56th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. Before the 2009 season, Moala signed a four-year contract with Indianapolis.

Moala played 10 games as a rookie for the Colts, including a start in the season finale against the Bills. He finished the 2009 regular season with seven total tackles. He was innactive for both of the Colts playoff games leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.
Personal
Moala's cousin, Haloti Ngata, currently plays for the Baltimore Ravens.
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