2015 - Appeared in nine games and started three contests (Arizona State, At Stanford, Cal) ... Finished seventh on the team in tackles (62) ... Had two pass break ups and an interception against Arizona State ... Totaled a season-high 15 tackles against Arizona State ... Had 14 stops against BYU, including 1.5 sacks ... Made at least five tackles in six games… Named to the UCLA Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the winter quarter.
2014 - Appeared in all 13 games as a special teams player and a reserve linebacker ... Credited with eight tackles on the season, two for loss ... Had a best of three tackles, one for loss in the game at Colorado ... Made two stops vs . Arizona, including a tackle for loss.
2013 - Saw action in all 13 games as a reserve linebacker and on special teams ... Made a start versus Colorado ... Credited with 25 tackles on the season ... Had five multiple tackle games with a high of seven against Colorado ... Totaled five stops at Stanford and three at Oregon.
HIGH SCHOOL - A four-star recruit according to scout.com and a three-star selection by rivals.com … No. 7 recruit on the scout.com West 150 list … ESPN.com’s No. 120 recruit in the nation, the No. 4 inside linebacker in the country and the No. 1 recruit in the state of Hawai’i … The No. 53 player in the nation according to scout.com and No. 3 middle linebacker … Selected to play in the Under Armour All-American Game … Listed as the No. 44 inside linebacker in the country by rivals.com and the No. 3 prospect in Hawai’i … PrepStar Top 300 All-American and the No. 8-ranked inside linebacker in the nation … SuperPrep’s No. 5-ranked linebacker nationally … Regarded as the No. 7 recruit in the CA/NV/HI region by SuperPrep … Coached by Kale Ane.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Isaako Savaiinaea (sav-uh-ee-NYE-uh) … Parents: Naseli Savaiinaea and Syvette Johnston … Has a younger brother, Elijah, and three younger sisters - Isabel, Elizabeth and Hisae ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as running a kick return back for a touchdown in high school ... Lists Chad Owens (NFL and CFL) as the athlete he admires the most ... Likes to spend his free time at the beach, swimming and listening to music.