UCLA — A year ago, Alex impressed the coaches early in Fall practice with his size and strength … Moved up the depth chart quickly until a knee injury led to a redshirt season … Saw limited action in Spring Practice but demonstrated the ability to contribute in the two-deep this Fall … He is big, strong and a good all-around athlete who will compete for playing time behind Steve Vieira at left tackle.
2002 — Did not see action in his first year in the program and has four seasons of eligibility remaining.
HIGH SCHOOL — Lettered three years in football for coach J.R. Munoz at Narbonne High School in Harbor City, CA … PrepStar All-American and No. 16 offensive lineman in West … Rated No. 23 offensive lineman in West by PacWest Football.com … Rated No. 123 offensive tackle in nation and two-star rating by PacWest Football … Tom Lemming All-West team (No. 52) … Member of SuperPrep Far West (CA/HI/NV) team … Second-team All-State (Cal Hi Sports) … First-team L.A. Times All-South Bay/Westside first-team offense … Daily Breeze All-Area first-team offense … Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honorable mention … Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team … First-team All-City (L.A.) … Selected to play in the 2002 North-South Shrine All-Star game … Recorded 61 pancake blocks as a senior for a team which set a school record with 3,020 rushing yards … Did not allow a sack from his left tackle position … Pre-season SuperPrep All-Far West (No. 44 player) … Chosen to receive the Samoa International Student Athlete award … Also lettered for one season in volleyball for coach Bui … Earned second team all-league volleyball honors as a sophomore.
PERSONAL — Full Name: Alex L. Potasi … Born: April 14, 1984 in Bellflower, CA … Parents: James and Fiapai Potasi … Has two brothers, Simi and Cue, and one sister, Alexis … Player he admires is former NFL star Lawrence Taylor … Math is his favorite class … Lists business as his career objective … Hobbies include listening to music … Relative Frank Manumaleuna also attended UCLA … Undeclared major.