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Louisiana running back has BYU ties

Sione Palelei

There's a little bit of Utah flavor in the Deep South in Louisiana, and it comes in the form of the Palelei family, which once lived just south of Salt Lake City. Running back Sione Palelei is now heading into his junior year of high school football and is beginning to make waves in the Bayou State.

If there ever was someone who met the description of the term "lightning in a bottle," it would be East Ascension High School running back Sione Palelei. The 5-foot-9-inch, 191-pound Palelei possesses quick feet and shifty hips. He plays running back, safety and slot receiver, although he favors one those positions in particular. "I like playing running back because it's a lot more interesting... Recommended Stories

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