Catching Up With Sione Fua
Even with all the love given to Toby Gerhart, Andrew Luck, and the Stanford offense over the past few years, people who have been paying attention will tell you that the biggest reason the Cardinal has risen to the top of the football world lies on the other side of the ball.
The Stanford defense famously switched to a 3-4 scheme in 2010, and the anchor of that unit was nose tackle Sione Fua, a staunch run stopper in the middle of the defensive line. Following the season Fua was selected in the third round by the Carolina Panthers, and has contributed in his rookie season.
There may be a Panther on the side of his helmet now, but Fua certainly bleeds Cardinal red. As proof of this, he was kind enough to answer a few of my questions about Stanford, Oregon, and the NFL. Enjoy.