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Stephen Paea
DE #90
Height:
6-1
Weight:
310
Age:
28
College:
Oregon State
Hometown:
Provo, Utah
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2016 PRE):

TCKL
2
SCK
1.0
FF
0
INT
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MILESTONES
NFL debut: 10/16/11 (vs. MIN)... First NFL start: 9/13/12 (at GB)... First sack: 10/16/11 (vs. MIN, Donovan McNabb for safety)... First FF: 11/23/14 (vs. TB, Josh McCown)

TRANSACTIONS
Selected by the Chicago Bears in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft... Signed with the Washington Redskins as an unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2015.

MILESTONES
NFL debut: 10/16/11 (vs. MIN)... First NFL start: 9/13/12 (at GB)... First sack: 10/16/11 (vs. MIN, Donovan McNabb for safety)... First FF: 11/23/14 (vs. TB, Josh McCown)

TRANSACTIONS
Selected by the Chicago Bears in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft... Signed with the Washington Redskins as an unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2015.

PRO
Joined the Redskins as an unrestricted free agent on the first day of free agency in 2015... Enters the 2016 season having previously appeared in 66 career games with 41 starts, recording 113 tackles (67 solo), 13.5 sacks, six passes defensed and three forced fumbles.

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2015 (REDSKINS)
Appeared in 11 games with one start in his first season in Washington, recording 19 tackles (11 solo), 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble... Made Redskins debut vs. MIA (9/13)... Notched three solo tackles in a start vs. STL (9/20)... Recorded one tackle and hit Eli Manning twice at NYG (9/24)... Made two tackles (one solo) vs. PHI (10/4)... Added a solo tackle at ATL (10/11)... Active but did not play with an injury at NYJ (10/18)... Added an assisted tackle (a half-sack) in the largest comeback win (24 points) in team history vs. TB (10/25)... Contributed three tackles (two solo) and forced a fumble at NE (11/8)... Recorded three tackles (one solo) including his first full sack as a member of the Redskins in a win vs. NO (11/15)... Registered four tackles (one solo) at CAR (11/22)... Recorded a solo tackle in a win vs. NYG (11/29)... Contributed defensively vs. DAL (12/7)... Placed on Reserve/ Injured list in Week 14. 

2014 (BEARS)
Established career highs in games played (16), starts (16), total tackles (33), solo tackles (24), tackles for loss (eight), sacks (6.0) and forced fumbles (two)... Recorded sacks in consecutive games at SF (9/14) and at NYJ (9/21), as well as two weeks later at CAR (10/5) and at ATL (10/12)... Recorded the first multi-sack game of his career vs. TB (11/23), dropping Bucs quarterback Josh McCown twice and forcing a fumble on the first sack... Posted career high five tackles (all solo) vs. DAL (12/4)... Forced a Joique Bell fumble vs. DET (12/21).

2013 (BEARS)
Appeared in 13 games, starting 10... Missed three games with a toe injury...Credited by STATS, LLC with 23 tackles (11 solo), 1.5 sacks and two passes defensed... Notched half-sack in season opener vs. CIN (9/8)... Sacked Christian Ponder and had two passes defensed at MIN (12/1).

2012 (BEARS)
Played in 15 games with 14 starts... Collected 24 tackles (13 solo) and set a then-career-high in sacks (2.5).

2011 (BEARS)
Appeared in 11 games as a rookie, collecting 14 tackles (eight solo) and 2.0 sacks... Made NFL debut in Week 6 vs. MIN (10/16) and recorded first career sack — a safety of Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb... Added a sack of Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow at DEN (12/11).

COLLEGE
Started 37-of-38 games played at Oregon State from 2008-10... Posted 129 tackles (60 solo), 30.5 tackles for loss and 14.0 sacks as a member of the Beavers... Two-time winner of the Morris Trophy, given annually to the top defensive lineman in the Pac-10... Named 2010 Pac-10 Pat Tillman defensive player of the year and earned All-Pac-10 first team honors as a junior and senior... Was an All-Pac-10 honorable mention... Two-time team captain... Semifinalist for Bednarik Award (nation’s top defensive player) and named to Lombardi, Outland, Nagurski and Lott watch lists as a senior… Attended Snow College in Ephraim, Utah from 2006-07, where he redshirted as a freshman. Team went undefeated in the one season he played.

PERSONAL
Attended Timpview H.S. in Provo, Utah... Did not play football until his senior year... Earned all-region and all-division honors while playing on the defensive and offensive lines... Also lettered in track... Born in Auckland, New Zealand but raise on the islands of Vava’u in his native Tonga... Moved to the United States at the age of 16 and did not speak English at the time... Broke an NFL Scouting Combine record with 49 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press in 2011... Son of mother, Ana, and father, Peniamina. Has three brothers, Matahi, twin Will and Pora... Last name pronounced “pie-yuh”... Born May 11, 1988.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 113 67 46 13.5 1 5 0 0 -- 0 0 3 0
2015 WAS 11 1 19 11 8 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2014 CHI 16 16 33 24 9 6.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2013 CHI 13 10 23 11 12 1.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 CHI 15 14 24 13 11 2.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 CHI 11 0 14 8 6 2.0 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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