Manase Tonga Athlete Profile

#11 Manase Tonga

Position: Running Back Height: 6-0 Weight: 238 Roster Years: 2005-2009 Hometown: San Mateo, CA Last School: Aragon High School

Personal

Born in San Mateo, Calif. ... parents are Latiume and Seneti Tonga ... signed with Utah before serving a Church mission ... served a Church mission in San Pedro, Honduras ... married to Lolohea Rogers ... son Semisi and daughter Leila ... an Eagle Scout ... recruited by Utah, Montana and Cal.

Before BYU

A three-year letterwinner at Aragon High School in San Mateo, Calif. ... an honor roll student ... selected team captain ... named Most Valuable Player ... had his jersey retired ... holds the record from most yards in a game with 365, most yards in a season with 1,886, touchdowns with 25 and receiving touchdowns in a game with 3 ... a first-team all-county and all-league selection ... also lettered in basketball and track.

Stats

Rushing
YEAR GP ATT YDS AVG TD LONG
2005 10 6 28 4.7 0 10
2006 13 44 197 4.5 4 19
2007 12 88 305 3.5 8 17
2009 12 40 166 3.7 4 18
TOTAL 47 178 696 3.9 16 19
CAREER HIGHS
CARRIES: 13 (AT UNM; SEPT. 29, 2007)
YARDS: 54 (AT UNM; SEPT. 29, 2007)
TD: 2 (AT UNM; SEPT. 29, 2007)
LONG: 19 (AT BOSTON COLLEGE; SEPT. 16, 2006)
Receiving
YEAR REC YDS AVG TD LONG
2005 5 50 10.0 0 20
2006 23 230 10.0 2 22
2007 27 248 9.2 0 25
2009 30 271 9.0 4 24
TOTAL 85 799 9.4 6 25



2005 | Freshman Year

Earned letterman honors as a freshman ... saw action in 10 games of the season ... registered carries for 28 yards ... averaged 4.7 yards per carry ... averaged 2.8 rushing yards per game ... longest carry was 10 yards against UNLV ... ran three times for 20 yards and caught two passes for 21 yards against the Rebels ... credited with five receptions for 50 yards on the season ... averaged 10.0 yards per reception ... averaged 5.0 receiving yards per game ... had one assisted tackle on the season.

2006 | Sophomore Year

Earned letterman honors ... saw action in all 13 games during the season ... credited with 44 carries for 197 yards ... had four touchdowns on the season ... credited with 23 receptions for 230 yards and two touchdowns ... had a season-high seven carries against Air Force ... had a season-best 47 yards, including a 19-yard carry against Boston College ... had a season-high four receptions for 46 yards against the Eagles ... had four receptions for 52 yards in the Cougars' 38-8 victory over Oregon in the Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl.

2007 | Junior Year

Earned letterman honors ... saw action in 12 games for the Cougars ... credited with 88 carries for 305 yards, averaging 3.5 yards per carry ... credited with 8 touchdowns ... also credited with 27 receptions for 248 yards ... posted a season-high 13 carries for 54 yards and two touchdowns in the Cougars' victory over New Mexico.

2008 | Redshirt Year

Sat out the 2008 season due to academics.

2009 | Senior Year

Earned letterman honors as a senior ... saw action in 12 games, including 11 starts ... gained 166 yards on 40 rush attempts, averaging 3.7 yards per carry ... recorded 271 yard receiving on 30 receptions ... totaled eight touchdowns, four on the ground and four through the air ... carried out the team flag prior to the UNLV game.