"I've been talking to some of my family members. They say there's too much damage. They're still finding more bodies."
Soliai was born in Orange County, Calif., but attended high school in Pago, Pago, American Samoa.
"Pretty much all my family is there," Soliai said. "There are still people missing — cousins, relatives. They keep me updated."
Soliai hasn't been back in Samoa since the 2008 offseason when he conducted a football camp.
The backup nose tackle said the tragedy in Samoa would provide extra motivation for Sunday's game.
"I'm going to play for my people back home and my family," Soliai said. "It's going to be a special week for me."