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  Ma'ake Kemoeatu
Ma'ake Kemoeatu

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kahuku, Hawai'i

High School:
Kahuku HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 309

Position:
Defensive Line

Experience:
2VL

KEMOEATU FACTS: Initial academic non-qualifier was granted fourth year of collegiate eligibility by NCAA, assuming he completes 75% of his degree requirements by fall ... honor candidate is arguably best nose guard in league ... tried out at end in spring after losing 15 pounds, but moved back before spring ball ended ... benches 335 pounds and 525 pound squat is fourth on team.

UTAH: 2000- Started every game at nose guard ... honorable mention all-MWC ... 52 total tackles included 9 for loss ... also had 4 sacks and 8 QB hurries ... career-best 8 tackles vs. Washington State ... 2 tackles for loss against both Colorado State and New Mexico ... also had 6 tackles and 1 sack vs. CSU. 1999- Started all 12 games (includes bowl game) at nose tackle ... 59 tackles third on team and best of linemen ... 8 tackles for loss also third on team ... 5 sacks and 6 quarterback hurries ... big game against BYU: 7 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 2 sacks and a blocked field goal ... blocked extra point vs. Fresno in Las Vegas Bowl in one-point Ute win (17-16). 1998- Played in 10 of 11 games as first-year sophomore (missed one game with injury) ... named Utah's defensive Newcomer of the Year ... backed up all-WAC nose tackle Pene Talamaivao ... started one game at nose tackle and two at defensive end ... played three different positions on line (both ends and nose tackle) ... 19 tackles (1 for loss) ... recovered 1 fumble and had 1 pass breakup ... best game was at San Diego State (7 tackles and 1 hurry ... 4 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 hurry at San Jose State ... defensive MAFU club ... lettered. 1997-Non-qualifier made fall quarter Academic Honor Roll (3.34 GPA).

HIGH SCHOOL: All-star team ... Kahuku High defensive player of the year in 1996 ... team captain ... led Kahuku to Hawaii OIA championship ... also participated in track and field (shot and discus).

PERSONAL: Son of Manako and Ahea Kemoeatu ... name is pronounced ma-a-kay kay-moy-a-too ... younger brother Chris will be freshman on this year's Ute team ... interests include beach sports, tennis and rugby ... sociology major ... born Jan. 10, 1979 in Tonga.

YEAR

G/GS

UT

AT

TOT

TFL

SACKS

1998

10/3

7

12

19

1-1

0-0

1999

11/11

16

43

59

8-22

5-15

2000

11/11

23

29

52

9-16

4-11

Totals

32/25

46

84

130

18-39

9-26

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