Rochester, CA | 6040 | 240 | 4.66E | 2018
Athletic pass-catcher who excels in the red zone; made the game-winning catch in 38-35 come from behind victory. Lines up as H-back, fullback, slot, inline, is moved in motion prior to the snap. Appears as if he would test well in the measureables department. Asked to run a lot of seam routes, which is when he is most dangerous. Shows aggressiveness when asked to block and is very willing but does lack sound technique—plenty of room for improvement in that department. Sometimes gets sloppy and lunges at the oncoming defender. Lacks ideal bulk and frame. Projects as a NFL camp body.
2016 (Junior): Appeared in 11 games, starting three at tight end…also held significant special teams roles….caught 12 passes for 189 yards and a 15.8 yards per catch average…second on the team in touchdown receptions…of his 12 catches, five went for touchdowns.
2015 (Sophomore): Appeared in 12-of-13 games at tight end, only missing the UC Davis (Sept. 19) game due to injury…made seven starts at the position, reeling in 11 catches for 170 yards.
2014 (Freshman): Appeared in nine games at tight end…caught one pass for 21 yards against Nevada (Oct. 25).
High School: A 2012 graduate of Rancho Cucamonga High School in California…a first-team all-Baseline League selection as a linebacker by Prep Sports Bulletin during both his junior and senior seasons…selected to all-Valley first team as a tight end…played in the Inland Empire All-Star Classic…helped lead the Cougars to an 11-2 record, a second-place finish in the conference and the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Inland Division playoffs as a senior…posted 28 tackles, including a season-high nine stops in the semifinal playoff loss to Centennial High School in 2011…also had one interception and recorded a safety against Redlands East Valley…caught 20 passes for 352 yards and two touchdowns as a senior…averaged 17.6 yards per catch and his longest reception went for 86 yards…as a junior, posted 44 tackles, 1.5 sacks and forced two fumbles…caught one pass for 15 yards.
Personal: Born in Rochester, Calif…majoring in sociology….older brother J.J. is an offensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills…has three other older brothers who played Division I football—Paul (Arizona State), Feti (Oregon State) and Uani (Brigham Young)…younger brother Chris will play for Utah State…cousin Harvey ‘Unga was an all-conference running back for Brigham Young… also related to former NFL players Fahu Tahi, Reno Mahe, and Tim Manoa…parents are Chris and Ofa ‘Unga of Rochester, Calif.