Certain player nicknames stick in your mind when you hear them, like Billy "White Shoes" Johnson or Jack "Throwin' Samoan" Thompson.
Sunny Puletasi (pronounced Poo-la'-tasi) wouldn't mind having his own nickname, but "Runnin' Samoan" doesn't have that ring about it, plus he really isn't a running back. And, admit it, you don't hear about many defensive ends with glorious nicknames.
No, defensive ends just go out and do their job without a lot of fanfare and that is exactly the type of person the Wolverine standout is, a team player who just loves the game he's still learning to play.
"I spent eight years living in Samoa with my grandparents and about all I did was lift weights," the senior said. "When I came to live with my parents, I was a sophomore here (LHS) and I just decided to play. I didn't know anything about the game, so I just worked to try and learn and get stronger."
He's obviously learned well because he's already been offered a full scholarship at the University of Wyoming and he's given them a commitment, a firm one.