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UCLA football: Xavier Su'a-Filo to go on Mormon mission

December 29, 2009 |  6:08 pm
UCLA tackle Xavier Su’a-Filo said he will go on his two-year Mormon mission and not return to school next year.

Su’a-Filo, an 18-year-old freshman who started every game this season, said he will leave for Utah immediately and begin the training process. He also said he plans to return to UCLA at the end of his mission.

“I went through the same process as I did when I decided to come here,” said Su’a-Filo, who was a prep All-American at Timpview High in Provo, Utah. “That was the best decision I ever made. I thought about it long and hard, and prayed, and I feel that this is something I need to do right now.”

--Chris Foster