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Pio Alika Sagapolutele (November 28, 1969 – June 7, 2009) was an American football defensive tackle who played seven seasons in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns, the New England Patriots, and the New Orleans Saints. He started in Super Bowl XXXI for the New England Patriots. He played college football at San Diego State University.

Pio Sagapolutele
Born:November 28, 1969
American Samoa
Died:June 7, 2009(2009-06-07) (aged 39)
Chandler, Arizona
Career information
Position(s)Defensive tackle
Height6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight297 lb (135 kg)
CollegeSan Diego State
NFL draft1991 / Round: 4 / Pick: 85
Career history
As player
1991–1995Cleveland Browns
1996New England Patriots
1997–1998New Orleans Saints

Born in American Samoa, he died on June 7, 2009, of an aneurysm in Chandler, Arizona where he lived.[1] He is survived by his wife and four children.


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