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  Malakai Mokofisi
Malakai Mokofisi

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Laie, Hawaii

High School:
Kailua HS (Hawaii)

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 243

Position:
LB

Experience:
2VL

UTAH: Goes into fall as the starting "stud" linebacker ... one-time walk-on has since earned a scholarship ... came to Utah as a safety.

2006-Played in all 13 games, with eight starts at "stud" linebacker ... 38 total tackles ranks ninth on the team ... 5.5 tackles for loss ... 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery ... season-high 6 tackles, including 2 tackles for loss, at New Mexico ... 5 stops and 2 tackles for loss at Utah State ... 5 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss against Colorado State ... made Athletics Academic Honor Roll.

2005-Saw action in four games and made three starts ... 15 total tackles ... career-high 7 tackles with 1 for loss against Arizona ... 4 assisted tackles, including two shared tackles for loss, vs. Utah State ... 3 tackles against TCU.

2004-Appeared in eight games ... 8 stops, 5 solo and three assisted ... 5 tackles (4 solo) and 1 TFL vs. Utah State.

2003-Redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: Second-team all-state in 2001 ... 2002 Kailua (Hawaii) team captain ... Kailua won 2001 Oahu Interscholastic Association championship.

PERSONAL: Son of Alifeleti and Pelenaise Mokofisi ... father played football for Eastern Arizona ... raised by his paternal grandparents in Hawaii ... three sisters and one brother ... uncle Filipo Mokofisi starred for Utah in the mid-1980s and was drafted in the eighth round by New Orleans in 1986 ... enjoys body boarding and spear fishing ... sociology major ... full name is Malakai Cliff Mokofisi ... name is pronounced mal-a-ky mo-ko-fee-see ... born June 24, 1985.

YEAR	G/GS	UT	AT	TOT	TFL	PBU
2004	8/0	5	3	8	1.0-2	0
2005	4/3	5	10	15	2.0-6	0
2006	13/8	14	24	38	5.5-8	0
Totals	25/11	24	37	61	8.5-16	0
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