Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Colorado States Nu'uvali Fa'apito and George Maumau

Nu'uvali Fa'apito
La Quinta, Calif.
High School:
La Quinta
Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205

High School: An all-CIF Southern Section and all-Desert Sun linebacker as a senior at La Quinta High School, about 40 miles southeast of Palm Springs, Calif., lettered three years for the Blackhawks ...Played fullback and linebacker as a senior captain in 2010, finishing with 116 tackles, nearly 20 stops behind the line of scrimmage, and six sacks...Also forced two fumbles and recovered another, playing in every game for a 10-3 team that advanced to the CIF state semifinals...As a fullback, had four carries for 36 yards and one touchdown, and caught five passes for 68 yards and another TD...Voted Most Valuable Linebacker by his coaches and teammates...As a junior in 2009, helped the Blackhawks to an 8-4 record and a berth in the second round of the playoffs, playing defensive end and fullback...Also earned recognition on the prestigious National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Team of Riverside County, for his athletic, academic and community-service achievements...Head football coach was Dan Armstrong...Also played rugby at LQHS, as a club athlete in 2009-10 before helping to inaugurate the program as a varsity sport in 2010-11...Owns a 3.0 GPA...Has 4.71-second speed in the 40-yard dash and bench presses 300 pounds...Also recruited by San Diego State, Boise State, Nevada and San Jose State.
Personal: Given name Nu'uvali Daniel Fa'apito Jr. ...Name is pronounced new-OO-vall-ee fah-ah-PEE-toh...Born Dec. 26, 1992, in Long Beach, Calif. ...Son of Nu'uvali Fa'apito Sr. and Christy Vandever...Has two younger brothers and one younger sister...First name translates to painted village in Samoan...Both his dad and two uncles, Pete and Fafi, played football at Cerritos Junior College...Undecided on a major at Colorado State...Enjoys working out twice a day during his spare time...Hometown: La Quinta, Calif.

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