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2005 (Junior): Filipe saw limited action in 2005 as a backup defensive tackle, he will be counted on more for depth and should see more playing time this upcoming year. He played in all games, except for the Holiday Bowl, recording four solo and one assisted tackle to go along with a sack for a nine yard loss and a quarterback hurry. The oppourtunity is there for the taking, Filipe just needs to take it if he wants to do something special.
2004 (Sophomore): Posted first tackles of his career, including two at Oklahoma among his four takedowns. Also credited with a quarterback sack vs. Idaho as well as another tackle for loss in Norman, Okla. Took part in 25 plays in consecutive weeks against the Sooners and Idaho.
2003 (Redshirt):HIGH SCHOOL ó The two-time all-state honoree anchored a 2000 defense that led the Rams to the finals of the 4A state championship while allowing less than seven points per game his senior year before embarking on a two-year Mormon mission. Recorded 24 quarterback sacks his final year, including six in one game. Voted team captain for both the football and basketball teams in addition to earning a place on the schoolís academic honor roll all four years (3.8 gpa) and twice earning the regionís academic sports leadership award.
Personal: Born Victor Dejon Filipe on Jan. 2, 1983 in Provo, Utah. Parents: John and Tino Filipe. Family: One brother, two
sisters. High School (Coach): Highland (Larry Wilson) 2001. Major: Undeclared.
OREGON - Made use of the 2005 spring to catapult himself into position for a starting role his junior season. Encountered a solid fall camp and started the season strong. Kept battling all year to his credit yet development leveled off toward the end of the year. Returns as one of the team's most experienced defensive linemen and utilizes his quickness to disrupt the offense. Time spent in the weight room starting to pay dividends for one of the program's fastest linemen, but still needs to get stronger. Also learning to use his hands to his advantage. Injuries delayed his progress in the past but able to demonstrate what he can do when healthy. Summer workouts remain key to getting a good start in the fall and expected to push for a starting nod, however will be a vital component to the defense's success as a starter or key reserve.