After learning on the fly as a freshman, Wisconsin nose tackle has feet firmly on the ground
MADISON, Wis. — If it takes one to know one, a 300-plus pound nose tackle, Wisconsin's Olive Sagapolu is in good company with Domata Peko, who just happens to be family and an 11-year vet of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Before reporting to training camp, Sagapolu got some sage advice from his uncle.
"He told me, 'Play fast. Be humble about it. Always put the Lord first and have some fun this year,'" explained the 6-foot-2, 345-pound Sagapolu, who appeared in all 13 games last season and started four times as a true freshman. "He said that he'll be watching me."