Vic So’oto: 2011 Green Bay Packers Evaluation and Report Card

Packers outside linebacker Vic So'oto

Vic So'oto

1) Introduction: My, what lofty expectations some fans placed on Vic So’oto for the 2011 season.  Coming to the Packers offseason as an undrafted rookie free agent from BYU, So’oto was a converted 4-3 DE who exploded onto the scene during the last preseason game against the Kansas City with 1.5 sacks and an interception against starters who were constantly double teaming him.  During the regular season his star faded considerably since he was oft injured and not fast enough for special teams, So’oto was often deactivated in favor of fellow undrafted free agent rookie Jamari Lattimore

2) Profile:

Vic So’oto

Position: OLB
Height: 6-3
Weight: 263 lbs.
AGE: 24
Career Stats


3) Expectations coming into the season for that player: Low; as a undrafted rookie free agent not much was expected from So’oto, though the Kansas City preseason game showed a glimpse of So’oto potential.  So’oto figured to see some time in obvious pass rushing situations due to his inexperience in pass defense and see a lot of time on special teams.

4) Player’s highlights/low-lights: The highlights in So’oto’s short career would be the entire Kansas City game where he looked like the second coming of Clay Matthews III.  The lowlights would unfortunately be the entire regular season, where So’oto was often inactive due to a persistent back injury and a lack of talent on special teams

5) Player’s contribution to the overall team success: Next to nothing; So’oto did not start a game and So’oto’s only statistics were one sack against Detroit in week 17 in mop up duty and 7 tackles during the season

6) Player’s contributions in the playoffs: Not applicable; So’oto was a healthy scratch and inactive during the Giants game in the playoffs

Season Report Card:

(D) Level of expectations met during the season
(F) Contributions to team’s overall success
(N/A) Contributions to team during playoffs

Overall Grade for the year: D-


Thomas Hobbes is a staff writer for Jersey Al’s AllGreenBayPackers.com.