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Xavier Su'a-Filo is the fourth Bruin to win the Morris Trophy.
Xavier Sua-Filo Named 34th Annual Morris Trophy Winner
By: UCLA Athletics

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – UCLA junior offensive guard Xavier Su’a-Filo was named the offensive winner of the 34th annual Morris Trophy.

The Morris Trophy is given annually to the most outstanding offensive and defensive linemen in the Pac-12 Conference. What makes the award unique is the selection procedure, in which the league’s starting offensive linemen vote for the defensive winner and vice versa. It is truly a players’ award.

Su’a-Filo, a 6-foot-3, 305-pound junior from Pleasant Grove, Utah, is a two-time All-Pac-12 first team selection, starting every game in his career on the offensive line for the Bruins. A team captain in 2013, he earned the team’s offensive most valuable player honors after playing both tackle and guard for a Bruins team that won nine or more games for the second-consecutive year, a feat the program hadn’t accomplished since the 1997 and 1998 seasons.

After earning All-Pac-10 honorable mention honors as a freshman in 2009, Su’a-Filo left for his two-year Mormon mission, but returned in 2012 to star on an offensive line that helped pave the way for former Bruins running back Johnathan Franklin, who set new school records for most career rushing yardage and most single-season rushing yardage. Su’a-Filo is only the second UCLA offensive lineman to earn the award and just the fourth Bruin overall to be honored.

The Morris Trophy is sponsored by the Washington Athletic Club, the 101 club, Athletic Awards of Seattle and the Morris Trophy Foundation. It was created by Traci (Morris) Drake in 1980 and named after her father, G. Patrick Morris. Su’a-Filo will be presented the award at a luncheon at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle on Thursday, January 16, 2014.

Su’a-Filo was also named an AP and USA Today second-team All-American. He will help lead a Bruins squad looking for their 10th victory on the season. UCLA will face Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl on December 31. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m., PT, and will air on CBS.

EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Sep 05 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Virginia
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:30 PM PST
at UNLV
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, Sep 19 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Brigham Young
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - TBA PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Saturday, Oct 03 - TBA PST
vs. Arizona State
Pasadena, CA
Thursday, Oct 15 - 7:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Thursday, Oct 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Oct 31 - TBA PST
vs. Colorado
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 07 - TBA PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Nov 14 - TBA PST
vs. Washington State
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, Nov 28 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
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