Faletoese, a senior from Carmichael, joined Cal Poly wide receiver Ramses Barden as GWC players on the 26-player team. Also a candidate for the Buck Buchanan Award - given to the top defensive player in the FCS - Faletoese finished the season with 7.5 tackles for losses, including 5.5 sacks. He also had 32 total tackles, including 21 solo, despite getting double-teamed much of the season. Addtionally, he blocked four kicks this season, giving him nine for his career.
The 6-foot-3, 292-pound Faletoese was named as a preseason All-America by a pair of organizations and was the pick of the league's head coaches as its preseason Defensive Player of the Year. His All-GWC first-team honor last month was the third of his outstanding career.