Spencer Folau

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Spencer Folau
No. 71, 60
Position:Tackle
Personal information
Born: (1973-04-05) April 5, 1973 (age 47)
Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Redwood City (CA) Sequoia
College:Idaho
Undrafted:1996
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games Played:91
Games Started:43
Player stats at NFL.com

Spencer Sione Folau (born April 5, 1973) is a former American football offensive lineman who played in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens 1997-2000, Miami Dolphins 2001, New Orleans Saints 2002-2004, and Washington Redskins 2005. He was a member of the 2000 Ravens team that won Super Bowl XXXV. He is currently the offensive line and strength and conditioning coach at McDonogh (High) School, in Owings Mills, Maryland.[1]

Early life and high school career[edit]

Folau was born in Tonga but grew up in Redwood City, California.[2]

He attended Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California.

College career[edit]

Folau attended the University of Idaho and as a senior in 1995, was an honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference selection at offensive tackle. Started all 23 games of his senior and junior years at defensive tackle and recorded 70 tackles, seven for losses, a forced fumble, three pass deflections, and three sacks as a sophomore in 1993. Started three games at defensive tackle as a freshman in 1992 and Redshirted in 1991 due to a fractured ankle suffered in all-star game during the summer of 1991. Majored in General Studies.

Professional career[edit]

Folau joined the Baltimore Ravens in 1996 and spent three seasons with them, winning a Super Bowl in his final season with the team.[3] Folau had to learn all positions on the offensive line due to players like Jonathan Ogden and Orlando Brown ahead of him at his natural positions.[3] Folau then moved on and played one season for the Miami Dolphins, he would get released by the team in early 2002.[2]

In 2002, Folau signed with the New Orleans Saints where he played three seasons before retiring.[4]

Folau was signed by the Washington Redskins in 2005 but he was released due to injury.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Folau is married to his wife Heather, and together they have three children.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McDonogh School — Meet the Staff". www.mcdonogh.org. Retrieved 2017-06-22.
  2. ^ a b c d "The Balls in the air a drink with Spencer Folau". Baltimore Sun. Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Wayback Wednesday: Former Ravens Offensive Lineman Spencer Folau". CBS Baltimore. CBS Baltimore. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  4. ^ "BEST SAINTS BY THE NUMBERS: #71". ESPN 1240. ESPN 1240.