Notes: Suffered what proved to be a career-ending series of concussions following the season and during the spring ... Chose to end his football career.
2011 (Junior): Played in all 11 games, twice starting along the defensive line at the end position ... Finished the season with 31 tackles including 10 solo stops and 2.5 tackles for loss ... Made his WCU debut in the season-opener at Georgia Tech and made his first career start in the third game of the year at Georgia Southern, recording a career-high five solo tackles ... Matched his career-best with five stops against Coastal Carolina ... Credited with two quarterback hurries and one pass break-up along the defensive line.
Prior to Western Carolina: Earned All-Southern California Football Association (SCFA) East All-conference accolades in 2010 ... Finished with 48 tackles to rank second on the team at OCC with seven tackles for loss and 2.5 TFLs as a defensive tackle ... Also blocked a kick last season ... Earned "Most Inspirational Team Player" as a sophomore ... Received his Associates Degree from Orange Coast College.
Personal: Full name is Isaiah Tone Reupena ... Is the son of Fa'auuga and Rutini Reupena ... His father played point guard for Samoa in the South Pacific game.