Sione Sina left the Cal football team prior to spring practice earlier this year and joined the Cal rugby team, taking part as a starter in the national championship game of that sport this past May. Three months later, it appears Sina has come back to football, albeit at a different Pac-12 institution.
Multiple media outlets have reported that Siena has transferred into the Utah football program and will play for the Utes. Because he has already graduated from Cal, he will be eligible to play immediately in 2015.
Well, technically he’s eligible to play, although his recent past suggests it’s up in the air whether he’ll actually be healthy enough to take the field.
A three-star JUCO signee in the Class of 2013 and mid-year enrollee, Sina neither participated in spring practice nor played that season due to unspecified injuries. Injuries, again unspecified, kept him out of spring practice, specifically the contact portion, the following year as well.
He played in the second game of the 2014 season against Sacramento State, but did not play again because, well, you know.
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