Lakei Heimuli Athlete Profile

#35 Lakei Heimuli

Lakei Heimuli
Position: Running Back Height: 5-11 Weight: 216 Roster Years: 1983-1986 Hometown: Laie, HI Last School: Kahuku High School



All-America

  • 1985 AP Honorable Mention
  • 1986 AP Honorable Mention

Personal

Born in Tonga ... parents are Penisimani and Maile ... recruited by Arizona State, Utah and Hawai`i ... majoring in computer science.

Before BYU

Named Hawai`i all-state player of the year in 1982 ... won back of the year honors ... lettered in both football and track at Kahuku High ... football team was state runnerup in 1982 ... voted outstanding student-athlete for Hawai`i and went to New York to receive the award ... coached by Clarence Lavarias (Hawai`i).

Stats

YEAR   ATT   YDS   AVG   TD   Catches  YDS  TD
1983    29    91   3.14   0     1       15   0
1984   158   796   5.04   9    31      242   1
1985   188   857   4.56  14    66      459   0
1986   230   966   4.20   7    41      407   1


1983 | Freshman Year

Saw lots of playing time with the varsity, usually last in the game ... played some with the jayvee, averaging 4.46 yards per carry.

1984 | Sophomore Year

Honorable mention All-WAC ... BYU's leading rusher with 796 yards and nine touchdowns ... averaged 5.04 yards per carry ... caught 31 passes for 242 yards ... rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns vs. New Mexico ... had 117 yards on 17 carries vs. Utah ... rushed for 82 yards on 16 carries in the Holiday Bowl vs. Michigan ... was back of the week vs. Tulsa, Hawai`i, New Mexico and Utah ... scored BYU;s first TD of the year on a 12-yard run at Pittsburgh

1985 | Junior Year

First team All-WAC ... honorable mention AP All-American ... fifth-leading receiver in the WAC ... team-leading 66 catches for 459 yards ... best rushing effort was a 164-yard outing vs. Utah ... had a key 83-yard TD run late in the game ... also had outings of 154 (UTEP), 137 (Wyoming) and 112 (Washington) ... scored three TDs vs Wyoming ... named back of the week vs. Washington, Colorado State, UTEP, Wyoming and Utah.

1986 | Senior Year

NFL Ninth-round draft pick by the Chicago Bears ... Japan Bowl participant ... First team All-WAC ... honorable mention AP All-American ... WAC Player of the Week vs. Wyoming ... Wilson Diamond Player of the Game vs. Temple, Wyoming, Hawai`i and Oregon State.