Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9-1-10: #2 DT, #15/750 Overall, 1-2 2010: 2010 PAC-10 PAT TILLMAN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES)...Paea was a consensus All-American for the 2010 season and was named the Pac-10 Conference's Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year. In addition, he was honored as the recipient of the league's Morris Trophy for the second straight year as the league's top defensive lineman. Paea finished the season with 45 tackles, including 10 tackles-for-loss and six quarterback sacks. He also caused four fumbles during the season and is the new OSU record holder for career forced fumbles with nine. He was a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, presented to the nation's top defensive player, and was named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week after OSU's 36-7 victory over No. 20 USC. The native of Tonga started 37 games after arriving on campus as a sophomore. He concluded his career with 129 tackles and 14 quarterback sacks...2009: Co-recipient of the Pac-10's Morris Trophy, given annually to the league's top defensive lineman as voted on by the league's offensive linemen ... Bronko Nagurski Award Watch List ... All-Pac-10 First Team... Team-leading 8.5 tackles for loss and co-leader for sacks with three ... Four forced fumbles ties the OSU single season record ...2008: Paea made an immediate impact on the Beavers' defense ... Bruce Feldman of ESPN.com picked him as having the eighth best performance in a bowl game for being a "disruptive force" ... Bothered the last month of the season with a bursa sack on his knee, forcing him to miss the start of the season finale ... 41 tackles for the season, including a career-high 6 vs. California and WSU ... 11 TFLs and five sacks - impressive numbers for a tackle in the OSU system ...JC: Helped Snow to an undefeated regular season and national ranking of No. 3 ... Redshirted in 2006 ... Graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree early so that he could enroll at OSU ... Was a teammate of current Beaver Sioeli Nau.
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Draft Scout Stephen Paea News
01/09/13 - DT Stephen Paea is somewhat undersized for the position but he has enough quickness to disrupt and showed significant improvement in his second season.
12/14/12 - DT Stephen Paea (foot) returned to full practice Thursday and is expected to play.
12/12/12 - DT Stephen Paea (foot) would have had a full practice.
12/10/12 - DE Stephen Paea (foot) could be back this week.
12/06/12 - DT Stephen Paea (foot) returned to practice Thursday and is expected to play.