Western Carolina played Chattanooga Saturday afternoon as the Catamounts honored their seniors and the three newest members of the WCU Athletics Hall of Fame.
2012 (Senior): Played in all 11 games along the defensive line ... Finished with 12 total tackles including two solo stops and half a tackle for loss ... Tallied a season-high tying two tackles in four games on the season ... Recorded half a quarterback sack against Samford, also posting a quarterback hurry against the Bulldogs.
2011 (Junior): Played in 10 of the 11 games on the year making five starts along the defensive front at the tackle position ... Finished with 17 tackles including seven solo stops ... Blocked a first half field goal attempt in the season opener at Georgia Tech with the Catamounts returning the batted ball 69 yards for a touchdown right before halftime ... Also made the first of two seasonal fumble recoveries against the Yellow Jackets, pouncing on the second at home against nationally-ranked Wofford ... Posted a career-best two solo stops at top-ranked Georgia Southern ... Tallied a career-high four tackles in the season finale against Coastal Carolina.
Prior to Western Carolina: Appeared in 15 games over two seasons at Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, Calif., recording 40 total tackles with 9.5 for loss and two and a half sacks ... Played for head coach Mike Rasmussen; At Tafuna HS: Played prep football for Jason Magalei ... Tafuna High School is the alma mater of Cincinnati defensive tackle Jonathan Fanene.
Personal: Full name is Kodaro Rainey Ala ... Is the son of Kodaro and Noa Ala ... Has two younger siblings.