HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (June 30, 2005) -- The New York Jets signed third-round pick Sione Pouha.
Pouha, a 6-foot-3, 325-pound defensive tackle, was a two-year starter at Utah. As a senior, he finished with 35 total tackles, three tackles for losses and two sacks.
He originally signed with Utah in 1997, then left for a religious mission in Pittsburgh from 1998-2000. He received the heroism award from the Mountain West Conference after rescuing a woman from a smoke-filled apartment in 2002.