The Washington-born prop was a high school American Football star before turning his attention to rugby. Though his family is Samoan and each of his brothers and sisters played rugby, he didn't play rugby himself until he was encouraged to by the coach of local Chuckanut Bay Rugby Club.
When he was called up to play for the USA in a World Cup qualifier against Canada in 2013, he became the youngest ever player to play for the Eagles. Following his first start later that year, he was eligible for a Visa and signed a contract with Sarries.
The talented front row has found a home as Saracens and considers it the perfect place to really develop his game. As a player he is part of a great core of young players at Sarries who will develop and play together for some time.