Justin Ena Athlete Profile

#55 Justin Ena

Justin Ena
Position: Linebacker Height: 6-3 Weight: 261 Roster Years: 1997-2001 Hometown: Shelton, WA

Personal

Born in Provo...parents are Susan and Pat ...likes hunting, fishing and camping ...uncle Tali played for Washington St.,...older brother, Packy, was honorable mention All-Pac-10 in 1995 while playing for Oregon St. ...another brother played football for Eastern Washington ...younger brother Tali is playing for Washington St. ...recruited by Washington, Wash. St., Stanford, Oregon and Oregon St.,...majoring in secondary education...married Dana Schulthies and they have one son named Justice.

Before BYU

Lettered four times in basketball and football at Shelton High...lettered in baseball...was first team All-Greater St. Helen's League...was league defensive MVP...selected to the South Puget Sound All-Star team...played in the East-West Shrine Game...coached by Matt Hinkle (Western Washington).

Summary

2001- Signed a free-agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles...started 13-of-13 regular-season games for the Cougars as a senior and started at middles linebacker during the Liberty Bowl against No. 22 Louisville...played in Senior Bowl 2002...All-MWC First-Team...All-MWC Media First-Team...won coaches awards against Tulane, UNLV, New Mexico, San Diego State, Wyoming and Utah...credited with a team-leading 101 total tackles, including 64 solo take downs...recorded one sack on the season for an eight-yard loss (against Nevada)...recorded double-digit tackles in four games...posted a season-high 11 tackles twice (against Utah State and Colorado State)...blocked a kick against San Diego State that led to an 82-yard return for a touchdown...deflected four passes on the season...was one of four team captains.

Stats

Year     G   UT   AT   TFL   FR   FC   INT   PD   BK   Hur   Sck
1998 9 13 9 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
1999 11 24 25 5 0 0 0 3 1 1 0
2000 12 49 58 11 1 3 0 0 0 1 3
Totals 32 86 92 18 1 3 1 3 1 3 3



1997 | Freshman Year

Participated in spring drills...Redshirted...Played a key scout team role the week of the Rice game.

1998 | Sophomore Year

Had an impressive spring and battled for a starting position ...During the regular season, played in 11 games...helped pace the Cougars past Murray State with an 11-yard interception return...registered 22 total tackles, including 13 unassisted and nine assisted tackles ...recorded two tackles for a loss of four yards... Coaches' special teams player of the week vs. UNLV.

1999 | Junior Year

Played in all 12 games for the Cougars as a junior...named second team All-Mountain West Conference...ranked fifth on the BYU roster with 49 tackles, including 24 unassisted and 25 assisted tackles...was selected by the coaching staff as the linebacker of the game against Virginia with six tackles, including three for a combined loss of nine yards...posted a season-high nine tackles against Cal...recorded five solo tackles against Air Force...credited with a blocked kick against UNLV.

2000 | Senior Year

Started 12-of-12 games for the Cougars ... earned coaches award for performances against Florida State, UNLV, Utah State, San Diego State and Colorado State ... named MWC Player of the Week after recording a team-high 10 tackles, including five unassisted and five assisted tackles ... collected three tackles for a combined loss of 12 yards against the Seminoles ... assigned to track All-America candidate Travis Minor, Ena held Minor to just 20 yards rushing on the night ... named Chevrolet Player of the Game against Florida State ... produced a team-leading 107 tackles on the season, including 49 unassisted takedowns ... ranked fourth in the MWC with an 8.9 tackles-per-game average ... produced five games with double-digits in tackles, including Florida State (10), Virginia (14), Air Force (11), San Diego State (11) and Colorado State (14) ... recorded three sacks on the season, four pass deflections, one quarterback hurry and forced three fumbles ... part of a defensive front line that limited its opponents to an average 7.8 second-half points, including second-half shutouts against Syracuse and Wyoming ... the defensive unit allowed just 94 points during the second half of play through 12 games ... held its opponents to 15 scoreless quarters, including 10 second-half scoreless quarters ... part of defensive unit that ranked second in the MWC in rushing defense, allowing just 121.7 yards per game ... limited Florida State (-2), Mississippi State (4), UNLV (-26), Utah State (9) and San Diego State (15) to a combined 0 second-half rushing yards.