Xavier returned to UCLA for the 2012 season after serving a two-year Mormon mission ... Re-enrolled in school for the 2012 Winter Quarter ... Has started all 27 games in his career as a Bruin.
Starter in all 14 games at left guard ... Also saw some action at left tackle during the year ... Helped pave the way for running back Johnathan Franklin who set new school records for most career rushing yardage and most single-season rushing yardage ... Named second-team All-America by FoxSportsNEXT ... Third-team Associated Press and CSBSports.com All-America selection ... Named honorable mention on si.com's All-America team ... First-team All-Pac-12 pick by coaches, Phil Steele and collegefootballnews.com.
Started all 13 games at left tackle ... Most starts by a Bruin true freshman at any non-kicking position ... Became the first Bruin true freshman to start a season-opener on the offensive side of the ball ... Earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 honors ... Named second-team Freshman All-American by Phil Steele and third-team by colllegefootballnews.com ... Sporting News Pac-10 All-Freshman team selection ... Co-winner of UCLA's John Boncheff, Jr. Memorial team award for Rookie of the Year.
Started for three seasons at Provo (UT) Timpview HS for coach Louis Wong ... Parade Magazine first team All-American ... EA Sports first-team All-American ... PrepStar All-America selection ... Selected to play in the Under Armour All-America game ... SuperPrep No. 11 offensive lineman ... Rated No. 1 offensive guard in West by scout.com ... No. 35 prospect and No. 3 offensive tackle nationally by ESPNU ... Ranked No. 63 among all prep players by rivals.com ... Rated No. 78 prospect by The Sporting News ... No. 7 offensive tackle according to rivals.com ... Scout.com West Hot 150 (No. 8) ... Earned four stars from scout.com and rivals.com ... Selected second-team All-America and first-team Medium Schools All-American by MaxPreps ... Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West selection ... Ranked No. 1 player in the state of Utah by rivals.com ... Named Utah State 4A Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 ... Utah 4A first-team All-State in 2007 and 2008 ... Helped to lead his high school team to the state championships in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... His teams set a state record for most consecutive wins (36).
Full Name: Xavier Filoitumua Su'a-Filo ... Born: January 1, 1991 in American Fork, UT ... Parent: Paul and Candida Su'a-Filo ... Has two sisters, Hayley and Natasha, and a brother, Wilson ... Lists his biggest athletic thrill to date as blocking a punt in the 2008 State Championship game which led to a momentum-shifting score ... Hobbies include video games and hanging out with friends ... Learned to speak Spanish on his church mission work in Alabama and Florida ... He is an Eagle Scout.
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 2/33 - Xavier Su'a-Filo, G, 6-4, 307, UCLA...Completed a two-year mission and should start at left guard immediately. Says he tries to emulate Logan Mankins, the Patriots' Pro Bowl guard. He has the kind of nasty streak coaches love. Also played tackle but will focus on inside with Texans. - The Sports Xchange