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  Pita Taumoepenu
Pita Taumoepenu

Player Profile
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Provo, Utah

High School:
Timpview HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215

Position:
LB/DE

Birthdate:
03/09/1994

Experience:
HS

UTAH: True freshman joined the team when the 2013 academic year began, but could not begin practicing until Sept. 5, when the NCAA declared him a full qualifier ... delay was because he attended school in two different countries, so it took the NCAA longer to evaluate his academics.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-state as a senior at Timpview HS (Utah) in 2012 ... USA Today All-Utah Football Team ... played just one year of high school football after moving to Utah from Tonga at age 17 ... 25 sacks in 2012 tied the third-highest single-season total in state history ... 68 tackles ... helped lead Timpview to the 2012 4A state championship, recording four sacks in the game, including a sack on the final play of overtime to clinch the win ... also participated in track ... played rugby in Tonga ... member of the language honor society.

PERSONAL: Son of Kava Tuha ... two siblings ... has not declared a major ... name is pronounced peeta tao-mo-eh-pen-new ... born March 9, 1994 in Euless Texas, before moving to Tonga when he was three months old.

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