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Donny Atuaia Athlete Profile

#35 Donny Atuaia

Position: Fullback Height: 6-1 Weight: 235 Roster Years: 1995-1999 Hometown: Laie, HI Last School: Orem High School


Born in Kahuku, Hawai`i...parents are Fatu and Logotaeao...older brothers Mark and Alema played for BYU...likes playing video games...recruited by Utah and Arizona St.,...majoring in sociology.

Before BYU

Lettered in football, basketball and track at Kahuku and Orem High Schools...played tight end, fullback and linebacker...all-state in football as a junior and senior...played for the OIA champions in Hawai`i and Orem High's 1995 state title team in Utah...threw the discus and shot put...coached by Paul Clark (BYU).


Rushing and Receiving
1997 1 8 8.0 0 0 0 0
1998 13 12 0.9 0 8 59 0
TOTAL 14 20 1.4 0 8 59 0


1996 | Freshman Year

Was a reserve linebacker and played special teams...had 10 tackles during the season.

1997 | Sophomore Year

Cougar Club Scholar-Athlete...had an eight-yard rush against Tulsa...switched from linebacker to fullback the first part of October because of an injury to Kalani Sitake.

1998 | Junior Year

Played in 13 games as a junior, including one start in a 31-9 win at Hawai'i ... Recorded eight receptions for 59 yards, averaging 7.4 yards per reception.

1999 | Senior Year

Named coaches' offensive back of the game against New Mexico...averaged 22.7 all-purpose yards per game...had his most productive offensive outing against Colorado State, rushing three times for 11 yards and catching four passes for a total of 48 yards, including a season-high 27-yarder...started six games for the Cougars at fullback.