"It was a little bit planned (laughter), but it was just an exciting time so I had to do it."
"It means everything. The fact that I was able to bring out my family, too, it's just crazy to think that it's finally over. It's crazy to think that I'll be leaving to Cleveland tomorrow morning."
"It's all just mental discipline. I've prepared myself mentally and physically to go out and play over 70 snaps. I'm the type of guy who's not going to go down if he gets a little bump. I played my whole senior season with a sprained shoulder. That just explains my type of attitude. I have that warrior mentality."
"I didn't know if I was coming here or not. As soon as I got that phone call, I was smiling. I'm still smiling. It's exciting because of the fan support, the Dawg Pound and the social media has given me nothing but love. That was throughout this whole process. It's crazy to think that now I get to go out and be a part of the Dawg Pound. As far as the defense, I'm expecting the same thing as far as producing a run stopper. I'm also going to add to the pass rushing game. Those are the two main things I want to focus on this offseason."
"Polynesian culture, we're a humble people. Any chance we get to be in the limelight and to be able to represent our people, our family, we take that chance. That's what I wanted to do throughout the draft. I knew I was going to get picked up some time, and I just wanted make sure that I was representing my family, my culture and my university the right way. I'm representing my culture with this wardrobe."