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Paul Soliai
DT #96
Height:
6-4
Weight:
340
College:
Utah
Hometown:
Pago Pago, American Samoa
Experience:
7

Biography

FINS FACT
As a youngster growing up in Pago Pago, American Samoa, Paul enjoyed playing rugby.  He participated in the sport during his summers in college, primarily to keep up his conditioning.
FINS FACT
As a youngster growing up in Pago Pago, American Samoa, Paul enjoyed playing rugby.  He participated in the sport during his summers in college, primarily to keep up his conditioning.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Was a fourth-round draft choice (108th overall) of the Dolphins in 2007.

PRO
2010 - Played in all 16 games with 14 starts . . . Finished with 39 tackles (33 solo), two sacks, two passes defensed and a fumble recovery . . . Registered first start of the 2010 season and had two tackles at Minnesota (9/19) . . . Recorded three tackles in the home opener vs. N.Y. Jets (9/26) . . . Posted three tackles including his first career NFL sack at Baltimore (11/7), a 10-yard sack of quarterback Joe Flacco . . . Had three tackles for the second consecutive week vs. Tennessee (11/14) . . . Recorded four tackles vs. Cleveland (12/5) . . . Registered three tackles along with a sack of quarterback Mark Sanchez at N.Y. Jets (12/12) . . . Posted three tackles vs. Buffalo (12/19) . . . Recorded four tackles vs. Detroit (12/26) . . . Had season-high six tackles along with a fumble recovery in season finale at New England (1/2/11).

2009 - Played in 14 games with five starts . . . Was inactive for two contests due to an ankle injury . . . Finished with career-high 25 tackles and added a forced fumble and a pass defensed . . . Had three tackles at San Diego (9/27) . . . Made first career start and posted a career-high six tackles at New York Jets (11/1) . . . Recorded four tackles at Jacksonville (12/13).

2008 - Played in 14 games, all in a reserve role . . . Had three tackles on the season . . . Was inactive vs. Baltimore (10/19) and at St. Louis (11/30) after being suspended both games for a violation of team regulations . . . Played in a reserve role in AFC Wild Card game vs. Baltimore (1/4/09) and had one tackle and a forced fumble.

2007 - Played in eight games, all in a reserve role, as a rookie . . . Dressed but did not play in four games and was inactive for four contests . . . Registered three tackles on the year . . . Did not see action over the final four contests, the last three of which he was inactive.

COLLEGE
Was a two-year letterman at Utah (2005-06) . . . Played in 24 games with 12 starts and collected 40 tackles, five stops for loss, 3.5 sacks, four passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery . . . Opened all 12 contests in which he appeared at nose tackle as a senior when he recorded 35 tackles, 3.5 stops for loss, 2.5 sacks, four passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery . . . Also blocked a PAT . . . Was a second-team All-Mountain West Conference selection . . . Redshirted in 2004 after transferring following a two-year stint at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College (2002-03) where he played offensive guard . . . Earned JUCO All-America honors in his final season and was a two-time All-Jayhawk Community College Conference pick . . . Majored in sociology.

PERSONAL
Married (Letasha) . . . Attended Nuuuli Poly-Tech in Pago Pago, American Samoa . . . Lettered in football, basketball, soccer and volleyball . . . In football, played linebacker and served as team captain . . . Participated in the Miami Dolphins Foundation’s Kids Fishing Clinic . . . Took part in the team’s Thanksgiving Meal and Holiday toy giveaways . . . Visited a Kids In Distress foster home . . . Worked with disabled individuals as part of Hometown Huddle . . . Participated in the Miami Dolphins Touchdown For Life Blood Drive . . . Handed out backpacks to South Florida youth as part of the Kids and Fins Back to School Kickoff event . . . Donated money to help purchase toys and meals for the holidays . . . Is one of eight children of Florence Levao, who played softball at San Francisco State . . . Stepfather is the Reverend Foto Levao . . . Full name is Paul Fuapapa Soliai, born December 30, 1983 in Orange County, California.
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 102 166 121 45 4.5 0 12 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 ATL 3 6 4 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 MIA 15 34 19 15 1 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIA 16 29 18 11 1.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIA 16 27 19 8 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 16 39 33 6 2 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIA 14 25 22 3 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2008 MIA 14 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 MIA 8 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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