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SteelCity Q&A: Loni Fangupo

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He was ordered to America from Tonga by his parents, and has since managed to avoid the 'hood, gangs, and even tattoos while chasing a life in the NFL.

Loni Fangupo, NT, Pittsburgh Steelers Q: How should I pronounce your first name? A: Please, call me Loni (LOAN-ee). Q: You and Alameda Ta'amu seem like a perfectly competitive match at nose tackle. Is that how you see it? A: Of course it's a battle. We've both got to feed our families. But coming from our island background there's an immediate friendship there. He's Samoan; I'm Tongan. Q: Don... Recommended Stories

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