As a Freshman (2023)

  • Appeared and started in seven games at the guard position
  • Drew the season-opening start at right guard against Hawai'i (Sept. 1)
  • Most starts by a true freshman on the offensive line for Stanford in 2023
  • Fourth-most offensive snaps by a Cardinal, including the second-most by a true freshman

Prior to Stanford

  • Played at Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove, Calif. for head coach John Heffernan
  • A consensus four-star recruit and ranked No. 275 nationally by ESPN
  • Ranked No. 18 in California by ESPN, No. 30 by 247Sports and No. 34 by PrepStar
  • The nation’s ninth-best offensive guard by ESPN, ranked No. 23 at IOL by 247Sports
  • Also played rugby and ran track and field
  • Led Elk Grove to the 2019 Sac Joaquin Division II Section Championship
  • Three-time First Team Delta League Offensive Lineman
  • Two-time Delta League Offensive Lineman of the Year
  • Three-time Sacramento Bee First Team All-Metro
  • CalHiSports First Team Offensive Line
  • MaxPreps Sac Joaquin First Team Offensive Line
  • Four-year honor roll honoree


  • Son of James and Melesungu Pale
  • Has one younger sister, Eseta
  • Nine relatives have played college football
  • Interested in majoring in English
  • Enjoys playing video games, browsing social media, attending church youth dances, watching movies with friends and family and playing pickup basketball