Q&A With ODU Football's Logo Maluia

January 09, 2009
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Jan. 9, 2009

A weekly Q&A with an Old Dominion University football player



Logo Maluia

Offensive Line

6-3, 295, Jr.

Pacifica, Calif.



When did you begin playing football?

Freshman year of high school.


Who has had the greatest impact on your career?

My mom and dad. 


Why did you choose to attend ODU?

They offered me a full scholarship. 


What has been the biggest difference between high school football and college football?

 Everyone is bigger, faster and stronger. 


What has been the best part about being a member of ODU's first football team in over 60 years?

 The best part is that the whole city is behind us. 


If you could play another position what would it be and why?

Probably strong safety because I played it high school, and I was pretty good.


Favorite sports other than your own?



After meeting Coach Wilder for the first time, what were your thoughts?

Aim high! 


After meeting your position coach for the first time, what were your thoughts?

He was a cool guy and he really knows the game of football. 


Do you have a pre-game ritual, if so what is it?

Listening to techno music, it gets me hype. 


What is your funniest memory from an ODU practice this far?

None so far. 


If you could line up opposite any player in the NFL and go 1-on-1, who would it be and why?

It would be Champ Baily, because I know he would have a difficult time covering me.  


What song is stuck in your head right now?

Feels like magic. 


What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

That I'm not Hawaiian, I'm Samoan. 


What is your favorite place to eat on campus?