Palomar Comets Football
MIDDLE LINEBACKER, SOPHOMORE, 6-0, 230; 40
Oceanside (Class of 2007)
PERSONAL: Full name is David Tiave Motu.
... Born Aug. 6, 1989 in Honolulu, HI. ... Son of
Taoa and Esehia Motu. ... Has two adult sisters, Seloa
Motu and Selina Motu.
SEASON: All-Southern Conference first-team
selection. ... Led the Comets with 73 tackles
(including 39 solo tackles) while playing in 10 of 11 games and missing the other one with an
injury. Also has an interception, 3.5 sacks, five tackles for losses, two forced fumbles and
hurries. ... Contributed three tackles in a 21-19 season-opening
victory over Southwestern on Sept. 6. ... Had six
tackles (two solo) in 16-0 win over Victor Valley on
Sept.13. ... Contributed a team-high 10 tackles (seven
solo), intercepted a pass and also had a quarterback
hurry in 37-17 rout of San Diego Mesa on Sept. 20. ...
Had eight tackles (six solo), a sack and a tackle for a
loss in a -41 victory over College of the Desert
in four overtimes on Sept. 27 as the Comets handed the
Roadrunners their first regular-season loss since 2006.
... Had eight tackles (six solo), a sack and a tackle
for a loss vs. Grossmont on Oct. 4. ... Came up big vs.
Saddleback on Oct. 11 with 11 tackles (three solo), a
sack and two tackles for losses. ... Suffered a
dislocated shoulder in a 38-14 victory at Santa Ana on
Oct. 18 but came back in the game and finished the
evening with six tackles, including two solo. ... Had
five tackles and a forced fumble vs. Fullerton on Nov.
1. ... Contributed eight tackles to tie for the team
lead, including seven solo tackles to lead the team, in
a 41-14 victory over Orange Coast on Nov. 8 as the
Comets ended the regular season 7-3. Had a tackle for a
loss and a half-sack in the game. ... Ended an
outstanding two-year career for the Comets with eight
tackles (five solo) and a quarterback hurry on Nov. 22
as the Comets downed Cerritos 38-33 in the Golden Empire
Bowl at Bakersfield to conclude an 8-3 season.
SEASON: Played for the Comets as a true freshman.
... Had 29 tackles, four for losses, and also recovered
two fumbles and had a quarterback hurry.
SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Played for coach John Carroll at Oceanside
High. ... Had five sacks for the Pirates as a senior
during the 2006 season.
OTHER HIGH SCHOOL SPORT: Soccer
ACADEMICS: Undecided major. ... Carries a 2.5
grade-point average at Palomar.
(Updated Dec. 3, 2008)