|High School:||Ygnacio Valley HS|
|Other College:||Diablo Valley College|
2015 — Proved to be a significant asset to the Ducks' defensive line whether that be as a six-game starter or coming off the bench . . . Ranked as team's third-leading tackler among those in the defensive trenches, with his 34 tackles including six tackles-for-loss (tied for 6th on the team) . . . Posted an all-time single-game best five tackles vs. Utah in addition to adding four stops on three additional occasions (Georgia State, Colorado, and Oregon State) . . . Was credited with 1.5 tackles-for-loss for 7 yards vs. Utah in addition to posting quarterback sacks in consecutive games at Washington and Arizona State.
2014 — Made a greater presence as his initial Oregon season wore on and he became more comfortable with team's defensive scheme . . . Appeared in all 15 games in a reserve role, posting eight of his 18 tackles (9 unassisted) over the course of four of his final five outings . . . Tallied a season-high three tackles – all unassisted – in the regular-season finale at Oregon State . . . Was credited with two stops on six additional occasions . . . Assisted in a pair of tackles for loss (vs. Wyoming and Colorado), including 0.5 quarterback sacks against the Cowboys . . . Also was responsible for fumble recoveries in consecutive contests at UCLA and against Washington, with both timely plays leading to Oregon touchdowns . . . Experienced his most extensive action (24 snaps) vs. the Bruins . . . His progression picked up during off-season workouts where it left off last year, making a solid push to claim a slot in the starting rotation once fall camp gets underway . . . Began attending classes at Oregon for the start of the 2014 spring term in order to accelerate his learning curve . . . Recorded five tackles in both the 2015 and '14 Spring Games.
BEFORE OREGON — The first-team junior college All-American was named the Region II All-California Community College Defensive Player of the Year following his sophomore season . . . Ranked as the No. 1 junior college defensive end by ESPN.com as well as one of the top 15 JC players in the country by the news service as well as Rivals.com . . . Finished as the Vikings’ third-leading tackler (30) as well as led the California Community College Athletic Association in quarterback sacks (13) . . . Included among his single-game highlights were nine tackles (3 solo) against Santa Rosa as well as 13 stops (career-high 10 unassisted) vs. College of the Siskiyous . . . The 2012 all-Mid-Empire League selection was credited with 48 tackles (21 solo), 16 tackles-for-loss and six quarterback sacks as a JC freshman . . . Characterized as a disciplined, yet aggressive, standout who was a disruptive force along the line of scrimmage as either a down lineman or from a stand-up stance . . . Played predominantly as a linebacker at Ygnacio Valley HS, where he recorded 55 tackles (40 unassisted), two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble for the Warriors as a prep senior . . . Included was a season-high 12 tackles vs. Concord.
PERSONAL — Parents: Tofa and Saane Talia. Family: Two brothers. High School: Ygnacio Valley, 2012. Major: General Social Science.
TALIA'S CAREER BESTS
Tackles: 5, Utah, 09/26/15 (1-4)
Sacks: 1, at Washington, 10/17/15 (1-0); at Arizona State, 10/29/15 (1-0)
Tackles for loss: 1.5, Utah, 09/26/15
Fumbles recovered: 1, at UCLA, 10/11/14; Washington, 10/18/14
Pass breakups: 1, vs Arizona, 12/05/14