2019 Mountain West Football Top 52 Players: #10, Utah State DE Tipa Galeai
The Utah State Aggies’ dynamo pass rusher cracks the top ten in our annual countdown of Mountain West football’s best athletes.
One of the best in the conference at what he does.
Impact pass rushers can make a big difference in the Mountain West. Utah State’s Tipa Galeai, who comes in at #10 on our yearly list of the conference’s best, proved he was exactly that from the get-go in 2018.
Galeai’s first full season with the Aggies began with a two-sack performance against Michigan State and ended with his name atop the Mountain West’s leaderboard with ten sacks total. He also finished in a tie for fourth with 14 tackles for loss, picked off two passes and forced three fumbles, a significant reason why Utah State finished third nationally by Adjusted Sack Rate and in the top 20 by Success Rate, points per trip allowed inside the 40, and IsoPPP.
Now a senior, Galeai will have one last season as a linchpin in what should remain a very tough Aggies defense. Quarterbacks beware.