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Kavika Fonua Profile

#44 Kavika Fonua

Position: Running Back Height: 6-0 Weight: 215 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2014 | 2016-2017 Hometown: Syracuse, UT Mission: Vancouver, Canada Last School: Syracuse High School


  • Parents are Dean and Stacy
  • Served a mission in Vancouver, Canada

Before BYU

  • Three star recruit by ESPN.com, Scout.com and Rivals.com and No. 9 overall prospect from the state of Utah by Rivals.com 
  • No. 76 safety prospect in the nation by Scout.com 
  • 2013 Deseret News 5A All-State First Team 
  • 2013 Utah Region I Co-MVP 
  • 2012 Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune All-State First Team 
  • All-Area First Team in 2012 and 2013
  • Set eight school records at Syracuse High School 
  • Totaled 175 tackles and 6 interceptions on defense during his high school career, while contributing to the offense 1,071 rushing yards on 143 carries and 413 receiving yards on 23 catches 
  • Posted a SPARQ score of 123.3 at Nike Football Training Camp (NTFC) in Dallas 
  • Earned Nike All-Defensive Team recognition at Texas, California and Oregon NTFC 
  • Also named Defensive MVP with 2 interceptions at Oregon combine 
  • Ran a 4.48 40-yard dash at NTFC 
  • Rated as No. 3 safety to attend Nike combines across the country 
  • Earned MVP honors at Mountain Elite Camp 
  • Also recruited by Utah 

2014 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Saw action in 11 games
  • Recorded 14 tackles, including one tackle for loss
  • Had a season-high five tackles against Savannah State

2016 | Sophomore Year

  • Played in all 13 games
  • Totaled 24 tackles
  • Had one tackle for loss against Arizona
  • Posted 13 solo stops