Player Bio: UNLV: An emerging pass rusher who figures to see his first field time this fall ... Listed No. 1 along with Jordan Sparkman and James Boyd at one defensive end spot after spring practice ... Last name is pronounced "SUN-e-TOW-ah" ... Followed in the footsteps of two UNLV defensive linemen that also hailed from American Samoa (Isaako Aaitui and Daniel Mareko, who completed their careers in 2010) ... Earned a spot on the UNLV Dean's Honor List for the fall 2011 semester.
2011: Redshirted season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Samoana HS ... Was a four-year letterman playing for coach Simon Mageo ... Registered more than 30 tackles along with 7.5 sacks as a senior for the Sharks ... Was a two-time all-league selection ... Also lettered in baseball as a pitcher and first baseman and basketball as a center and power forward.
PERSONAL: Sonny Miki Sanitoa was born on Sept. 25, 1993, in Los Angeles, CA ... The son of Larry Sanitoa and Deanna Fuimaono ... Has four brothers, Stefan, Shanahan, Sloane and Sheyenne, and two sisters, Savannah and Simone ... Majoring in criminal justice.
--Courtesy of UNLVRebels.com