Draft Scout Snapshot: DS Rating on 8/24/08: #8 SS, #186/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 6
2008 Preseason: Charged with DUI, criminal mischief and hit-and-run in February 2008. Missed a turn and crashed his vehicle into a bus shelter at around 4:30 a.m. and then left the scene on foot...2007: 13 GP; 12 GS; 55 Sol-64 TT, 3 TFL, 1 SK, 3 PBU, 1 FF; Pac-10 Honorable Mention...third-leading tackler on the team with 64, including 56 solos...career-high 11 tackles at Arizona State and 10 in the season opener vs. Utah...recovered two fumbles for the season, both against UCLA, returning one 33 yards in the first quarter for a TD...2006: 14 GP; 9 GS; 23 Sol-35 TT, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 1 FF; Nine starts at free safety, including the last four games...35 tackles for the season...2005: 9 GP; 4 GS; 20 Sol-32 TT, 0.5 TFL, 1 FR, 2 FF; Al was one of seven true-freshmen to play and the only one to start...missed two games with a knee injury... Personal: Born in Laie, Hawaii...his aunt, Mona Ah-Hoy led BYU-Hawaii to the national title in volleyball as a player and she currently is the head coach of the successful Kahuku HS girls volleyball team...Camilla Ah-Hoy, a cousin, is a sophomore on the OSU volleyball team...also had two uncles play college football...former prep teammate Jeremy Perry is a starter at guard for OSU.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 6/190 -- Al Afalava, SS, 5-11, 215, Oregon State...The three-year starter didn't receive an invite to the NFL Combine, but he impressed the Bears in a private workout. He uses his 4.48 speed to max effect when hitting people, particularly in the running game, but his coverage skills are uncertain. He posted 36 tackles in 11 games during his senior year with two interceptions, eight pass breakups and two tackles for loss. - by The Sports Xchange