Junior Siavii

player of American football

Saousoalii Poe Siavii, Jr. (/ˈsæv/ SEE-a-VEE; November 14, 1978 – January 13, 2022) was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, and Seattle Seahawks. His career began in 2004 and he retired in 2010.

Junior Siavii
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Siavii in the 2011 NFL preseason.
No. 94, 78
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1978-11-14)November 14, 1978
Pago Pago, American Samoa
Died:January 13, 2022(2022-01-13) (aged 43)
Leavenworth, Kansas
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school:Tafuna
(Tafuna, American Samoa)
NFL Draft:2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • All-NorCal (2000)
  • Honorable-mention All-Pac-10 (2003)
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:56
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

In August 2019, he was arrested for charges related to illegal firearms in Kansas City, Missouri.[1] Three months later, he was indicted for conspiracy and drug-trafficking charges.[2] On July 31, 2020, he was arrested on charges of 2nd degree burglary.[3]

Siavii died while waiting for his trial at a prison in Leavenworth, Kansas on January 13, 2022 at the age of 43.[4]


  1. "Junior Siavii charged with illegal firearms". August 26, 2019. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  2. "Additional Charges Filed Against Former NFL Player, More Defendants in Drug-Trafficking Conspiracy". November 15, 2019. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
  3. "Ex-Chiefs player again faces charges, this time for burglary". KMBC.com. July 31, 2020.
  4. "Leavenworth penitentiary inmate dies; identified as ex-Chiefs player". KMBC.com. January 14, 2022.