Originally entered the NFL with the Washington Redskins as a college free agent on May 13, 2019.
Played collegiately at Austin Peay in 2018 after transferring from Oregon, appearing in 11 contests with nine starts at defensive tackle and two at defensive end. Recorded 32 tackles (11 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sacks, one pass defensed, four quarterback hurries and one forced fumble and one fumble recovery during his only eligible season at Austin Peay. Posted a season-high seven tackles against Tennessee State… Started in six of seven games in which he appeared in his junior season at Oregon… Campaign included 20 tackles in a four-game span and a career-high eight tackles against Nebraska. Recorded three tackles for a loss (14 yards). Played in all 13 games in his sophomore season with six tackles… Saw time in 12 games as a true freshman, registering nine tackles on the year with four tackles in the season opener.
Attended Centennial H.S. in Corona, Calif., where he was a CIF all-Inland Division selection… Named Scout’s West Top 150 honoree… A native of American Samoa. Also played at Leone High School in Pago Pago, Samoa in 2012… Credited with 30 tackles (8 solo) and a fumble recovery… Dean’s List spring 2017 and fall 2018... Last name pronounced "MAH-lo-AH-tah"... Born Feb. 11, 1996.