American Football Database
American Football Database
Anton Palepoi
No. 91, 95, 70     
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-01-19) January 19, 1978 (age 43)
Place of birth: American Samoa
Career information
College: Nevada–Las Vegas
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 60
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Seattle Seahawks (2002–2004)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Total tackles     45
Sacks     4.0
Forced fumbles     1
Fumble recoveries     0
Stats at

Anton Charles Palepoi (born January 19, 1978) is a former American football defensive end of Samoan descent. He played five seasons in the National Football League, most notably with the Seattle Seahawks (2002–2004).

Early years

Palepoi attended high school at Hunter High School in West Valley City, Utah where he played basketball and football for the Wolverines. Taking the junior college route, he went on to attend Dixie College, where he was named Western States Football League Most Valuable Player in 1999 after leading the Red Storm to an appearance in the junior college national championship game.

Recruited by Ken Niumatalolo, he chose Nevada–Las Vegas over Utah. Palepoi was an All-Mountain West Conference selection in both of his years at UNLV, despite having his senior season cut short to only six games.

Professional career

Despite being projected as an undrafted free agent, Palepoi was selected in the second round, 60th overall, by the Seattle Seahawks.[1] He was the highest selected player from UNLV since Ickey Woods in 1988.

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 ¼ in 279 lb 4.81 s 1.73 s 2.78 s 4.27 s 7.46 s 33 ½ in 9 ft 6 in 24 reps

He played for the Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, and Arizona Cardinals, before signing with the New Orleans Saints in May 2007.


Palepoi was born to Tony and Tutaga Palepoi, both Brigham Young University graduates. His father played for the Samoa national rugby union team. His younger brother Tenny Palepoi is a defensive lineman for the San Diego Chargers.

Also had a small appearance in the movie Wish Upon a Star starring Katherine Heigl which was filmed at Hunter High School.


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