Five Spartans received their fourth Academic All-MW recognition.
AT SAN JOSE STATE: In his second season with the Spartans... Signed a National Letter-of-Intent in February 2016... Challenging for playing time at a linebacker position... Last name is pronounced Fi-la-un-gah.
2016: Played in 10 games as a reserve linebacker and special teams player... Credited with eight tackles... Had a season-high four tackles at Iowa State (9/24)... Two each in the Portland State win (9/10) and at San Diego State (10/21).
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football at Eastside Catholic High in Sammamish, Wash. (Coach Jeremy Thielbahr)... A two-time first team all-league and a 2015 Seattle Times first-team all-metro selection... Was credited with 68 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and 15 quarterback sacks as a senior... Also intercepted a pass and blocked a punt in 2015... Led Bellarmine High of Tacoma (Coach Tom Larsen) with 9.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 quarterback sacks and was in on 79 tackles in 2014... Was a first-team all-city choice as a junior.
MORE ON NOAH: Has not declared a major... Enjoys hiking... "Remember the Titans," "Coach Carter," and "Friday Night Lights" are three of his favorite movies... Cousin Titus Failauga played for Oregon State against San Jose State on September 19, 2015, and had 1.0 tackles for loss... Noah is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii.