Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The 5-11, 233-pound junior-to-be made 13 career starts and was 2009 all Pac-10 honorable mention. He was No. 2 on the team with 77 tackles (he had a career-high 12 tackles vs. Arizona) and forced a fumble in OSU's loss to BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl. He had 96 career tackles.
Pa'aluhi, who everyone around the program called "Bubba'' was an interesting athlete, because of his background in wrestling and martial arts, and didn't play high school football until his senior year.
The players behind Pa'aluhi on OSU's last depth chart were senior-to-be Walker Vave (6-2, 240) and sophomore-to-be Rueben Robinson (6-1, 209). ... another possibility is sophomore-to-be Kevin Unga (6-1, 223) and there is also promising sophomore-to-be Tony Wilson from Sprague High School in Salem who could get a look at MLB.
“We fully support David’s decision,” OSU coach Mike Riley said. “He’s a terrific young man with a great future, and all of us in the Beaver football program thank him for his contributions and wish him the very best.”