Copper Hills High: Notable Alumni
Apr 17, 2015 06:23PM
● By Lewi Lewis
After graduating from Copper Hills High, Tupaimoefitpo “Sealver” Siliga, born April 26, 1990, went on to play for the University of Utah as a Nose Tackle. In his three year career with the Running Utes, he appeared in 37 games and finished with 97 tackles and was awarded honorable Mention All-West.
Siliga went undrafted until he was signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in September 2011.
From there, Siliga Carreer jumped around, playing mostly for practice squads, changing teams twice in the span of two years.
Finally, in October 2013, the New England Patriots signed him to their practice squad; he was later activated to the 53-man roster and played 5 regular season games in that same year.
An early 2014 injury put Siliga on the injured reserve with a designation to return.
On November 27, 2014 he practiced for the first time, having to wait for the 21 day period in which he could be activated. On Dec. 6 Siliga was added to the active roster.
He started in and helped the New England Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX.
The Copper Hills Athletic Program deserves a salute, for, with out a doubt, it was one of many components that helped Seayler Siliga, not only play in the National Football League, but to go on to win a Super Bowl.