Salesa Faraimo
Salesa  Faraimo


Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
Grant HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 290

Defensive Line



Faraimo named to Polynesian Player of the Year Award watch list

This is the senior's second watch list honor this preseason


Postgame Notes: Arizona 35, Nevada 28

Postgame Notes: Arizona 35, Nevada 28


Fajardo Shines as Blue Tops Silver in Spring Game

Great crowd on a beautiful day at Mackay Stadium

SENIOR (2016) - Started in all three games he played in … Recorded eight tackles, including a season-high four against Cal Poly on Sept. 2 … Had his season cut short due to injury.

JUNIOR (2015) - Played in 12 games with 10 starts … Tallied 22 tackles, 4.0 TFL, one sack, one pass breakup and one QB hurry on the season … Named Nevada’s defensive player of the week after tallying two TFL and one sack against UC Davis … Matched a season-high with four tackles against UNLV and San Diego State … Missed the Fresno State game due to injury … Helped Nevada rank fifth in the Mountain West in rush defense … Letter winner.

SOPHOMORE (2014) - Played in all 13 games in 2014, seeing action at defensive tackle and on special teams … Posted 33 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and one pass breakup … Made 18 solo tackles and 15 assisted stops … Started at DT against Arizona and in wins against Hawai’i and San Diego State … First player to come off the bench on the defensive line.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013) - Moved from the offensive line to the defensive front in the offseason and played in all 12 games with no starts … Recorded 12 tackles on the year with 1.5 for a loss, including a half-sack … First stop behind the line of scrimmage came against UC Davis … The half-sack was in a win over Hawaii … Also set a career high with three tackles against Hawaii … Broke up a pass against Colorado State.

FRESHMAN (2012) - Joined the team as a true freshman and redshirted his first season at Nevada.

HIGH SCHOOL - A graduate of Grant High School in Sacramento, Calif. … Was a two-year letterman in football and was part of a Delta Valley Championship in 2011 … Earned first-team all-city honors on offense and defense and was also a first-team all-conference selection on offense and defense.

PERSONAL - Born Charles-Salesa Onesemo Faraimo on Aug. 31, 1994 … Son of Luisa and Richard Fepuluai Faraimo … Goes by “Salesa” … Has an older brother, Ricky, and younger sisters Erica and Maevega … Majoring in community health science … Had recruiting interest from Colorado, Oregon and Arizona State, among others, but chose Nevada in part because of the high graduation rate of student-athletes … Sports hero is Junior Seau … Favorite sports memory was a 16-tackle performance in the playoffs against Franklin High School … Enjoys spending time with family and friends and trying new things.

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