Born in Missouri...parents are Royal (step dad) and Meda West and Setema, Sr. and Tory Gali...likes the martial arts ...sings and dances in a multi-cultural group called "One Heart"...played in the Down-Under Bowl in Australia...served an LDS Church mission to Guam Micronesia...recruited by Utah, Hawai`i, Wisconsin (Oshkosh)... majoring in communications.
Lettered in football, basketball, and track at Mountain View High in Orem, Utah...was on the honor roll and served as Student Body President...named All-American, all-state, all-region in football...received most improved award in basketball...won the presidential physical fitness award...was an honorary member of the Rotary Club...coached by Bryce Monsen (BYU).
All-Mountain West Conference First Team as a senior... All-Mountain West Conference Second Team as a junior... had 39 tackles as both a junior and senior... Led the team in tackles for loss as a senior with 18 for 106 yards.
Year UT AT TFL FR FC PI PD BK Hur Sck Totl 1998 12 4 4 - 1 - - - 4 2 45.0 Total 12 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 45.0
Played most of the season on special teams...suffered a concussion at Arizona St.
Named coaches' outstanding defensive lineman for UNLV game...registered three unassisted tackles and one tackle-for-loss against UNLV...had three assisted tackles and one tackle-for-loss at UTEP...came off the bench to pick up two solo tackles at Utah...finished off the season with a tackle-for-loss and an assisted tackle in the Liberty Bowl vs. Tulane.
Named second team All-Mountain West Conference recorded 39 tackles on the season, including 27 assisted tackles credited with 10 tackles for a combined loss of 55 yards, including seven sacks for minus-48 yards recorded one interception on the season in a 34-13 BYU win over Colorado State ranked second on the team with 10 quarterback hurries recorded four sacks against New Mexico, including solo sacks on back-to-back plays for the first time in BYU history concluded his junior season with six tackles against Marshall in the Motor City Bowl, including five solo takedowns selected by the BYU coaches as the defensive line player of the game against Colorado State and New Mexico.
All-Mountain West Conference First Team ... Las Vegas Review Journal All-MWC Second Team ... Football News All-MWC First Team ... Rivals.com All-MWC First Team ... coaches defensive lineman of the game against Florida State and Colorado State ... had 39 tackles on the year, including 25 unassisted ... season-high nine tackles versus Colorado State ... led the team with 18 tackles for loss resulting in 106 yards ... led the team with 10 sacks, recording two sacks in three different games.