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  Pita Taumoepenu
Pita Taumoepenu

Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Provo, Utah

High School:
Timpview HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 230

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
03/09/1994

Experience:
1VL

UTAH: Will back up all-conference candidate Nate Orchard at left end ... coaches love his potential ... fastest Ute defensive lineman runs a 4.60 40 ... could not practice for the first month of his freshman season due to paperwork involved from him attending high school in two different countries.
2013-Played in seven games, seeing time on defense and special teams ... subbed in at defensive end against Oregon State, Stanford and Arizona State ... six tackles included two TFL and a sack ... two tackles against Weber State, Oregon State and UCLA ... had a sack against Weber State and a TFL against Oregon State ... lettered as a true freshman.

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 and moved to Tonga when he was three months old.

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