Koa Misi: Empire’s highest NFL draftee in 31 years

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:
Utah defensive end Koa Misi, who starred at Montgomery High and Santa Rosa Junior College, was selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins on Friday.
Misi, who is projected as an outside linebacker in the NFL, was selected No. 40 overall. He is the highest NFL draftee from the Empire since Cardinal Newman’s Jerry Robinson of UCLA was taken in the first round by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1979.
Misi watched the draft in Salt Lake City with about 40 relatives (Wow, that’s a lot). He was so excited and emotional after he got the call that some of the details are fuzzy.
For starters, he’s not sure what member of the Dolphins organization gave him the news. In addition, he thought he spoke with Dolphins executive vice president Bill Parcells, but he wasn’t sure.