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Paul Fanaika
G #74
Height:
6-5
Weight:
327
Age:
28
College:
Arizona State
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2014):

G
10
GS
10
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 29 26
2014 ARI 10 10
2013 ARI 16 16
2011 SEA 3 0
2010 SEA 0 0
2009 WAS 0 0
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 SD W 18-17
2 @NYG W 25-14
3 SF W 23-14
5 @DEN L 20-41
6 WAS W 30-20
7 @OAK W 24-13
8 PHI W 24-20
9 @DAL W 28-17
10 STL W 31-14
11 DET W 14-6

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

• Joined the Cardinals as a free agent on 4/24/13 and went on to start all 16 games at RG after playing in just three games in his first four years out of college.

• Signed a one-year contract extension with the Cardinals on 9/12/13.

• Arizona State product played in 48 games and ended his Sun Devil career with 35 consecutive starts.

NoteCARDS:

• Joined the Cardinals as a free agent on 4/24/13 and went on to start all 16 games at RG after playing in just three games in his first four years out of college.

• Signed a one-year contract extension with the Cardinals on 9/12/13.

• Arizona State product played in 48 games and ended his Sun Devil career with 35 consecutive starts.

Pro Career: Originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round pick (213th overall) of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2009 NFL Draft. Released by the Eagles on 9/5/09 and signed to their practice squad on 9/6/09. Signed to the Redskins active roster on 11/23/09. Released on 6/14/10 and claimed off waivers by the Browns on 6/15/10. Released by Cleveland on 9/4/10 and signed to the Browns practice squad on 9/5/10. Signed to the Seahawks active roster on 12/14/10. Released on 9/3/11 and signed to Seattle’s practice squad on 9/6/11. Released on 11/8/11 and was re-signed to Seattle’s active roster on 11/15/11. Released on 8/31/12. Signed with the Cardinals on 4/24/13 and signed a one-year contract extension on 9/12/13.

2013: Started all 16 games at RG … moved into starting lineup during training camp when first-round pick Jonathan Cooper suffered a season-ending injury … was one of two Cardinals offensive players (along with Lyle Sendlein) to play every snap this season … made his Cardinals debut and his first career start at RG @ StL (9/8) … signed a one-year contract extension on 9/12 … helped Cardinals rush for 87 yards and a TD on 25 carries vs. Det (9/15) … blocked as Cardinals averaged 5.4 yards per rush @ NO (9/22) … helped block as Cardinals allowed only one sack @ TB (9/29); marked first time this season Bucs had fewer than three sacks in a game … blocked as Cardinals rushed for 109 yards and a TD on 21 carries @ SF (10/13) … helped Cardinals run for season-high 201 yards and a TD on 30 carries (6.7 avg.) vs. Atl (10/27); marked just the sixth time since 2000 the Cardinals have topped the 200-yard mark on the ground in a single game … blocked as Cardinals ran for 97 yards and allowed just one sack vs. Hou (11/10) … helped Cardinals rush for 120 yards and a TD on 30 carries vs. Ind (11/24) … blocked as Cardinals ran for 107 yards and two TDs and allowed only one sack vs. StL (12/8) … part of line that helped Cardinals rush for 145 yards and two TDs on 36 carries @ Ten (12/15) … helped block as Cardinals rushed for 139 yards on 43 carries @ Sea (12/22); marked third straight game with over 100 yards rushing … part of line that allowed just one sack in 50 dropbacks vs. SF (12/29).

2011: Played in three games with the Seahawks … began the season on Seattle’s practice squad and was released on 11/8 … re-signed to active roster on 11/15 … made his NFL debut @ StL (11/20) … also saw action vs. Was (11/27) and vs. Phi (12/1) … inactive the final four games of the season.

2010: Spent majority of the season on Cleveland’s practice squad before being signed to Seattle’s active roster on 12/14 … inactive in the last three games of the season.

2009: Signed by Washington from Philadelphia’s practice squad on 11/23 … inactive the first five games with the Redskins … active but did not play in season finale @ SD (1/3/10).

College: Four-year letterman at Arizona State where he played in 48 games and started the final 35 contests of his career … earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors as a sophomore and junior … named the team’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman as a senior in ’08 … took over as the starting right guard in the fourth game of his sophomore season in ’06 and started every game through the 2008 season finale … began his career as a walk-on and was awarded a scholarship in 2006.

Personal: Full name is Pauliasi Fanaika … last name pronounced “fuh-NYE-kuh” … attended Mills (Milbrae, CA) High School and was named the Ocean Division Lineman of the Year as a senior … earned first-team all-league honors in ’03 and was team captain as a senior … mother, Tina, played volleyball at Fresno State University, and sister, Lavinia, was a guard on the Arizona State women’s basketball team … graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

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