Monday, April 11, 2011
CONNOR AFOA UNLV Football
LB 6-0 215 FR-HS Henderson, NV Foothill HS
The only member of the 2011 class from the state of Nevada ... Played both ways in high school but is projected as a linebacker for the Rebels ... Last name is pronounced "ah-FO-ah." HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner at Foothill HS under coach Marty Redmond, seeing time at running back, safety, receiver, punt returner and kick returner ... A knee injury cut his senior season short for the Falcons, who went 10-2 in 2010 ... Despite the missed time, he was named second team All-Sunrise Southeast as a running back by Nevada Prep Report ... As a junior, he had two interceptions and rushed for 703 yards and added 19 receptions for 167 yards and scored nine touchdowns ... Also competed in basketball and track and field as a prepster. PERSONAL: Connor Afoa was born on July 29, 1993, in Castro Valley, CA ... The son of Michelle O'Neil Afoa and Freddy Afoa ... Has an older brother, Dylan, and an older sister, Antoinette.
HAUCK ON AFOA: "Connor Afoa is a physical player who has a real love for the game. He is a talented running back but we're going to play him on the defensive side of the ball."