Manoa Pikula Athlete Profile

#22 Manoa Pikula

Position: Linebacker Height: 6-1 Weight: 235 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2011-2015 Hometown: South Jordan, UT Last School: Bingham High School


  • Parents are Taniela and Valetihas
  • Has five siblings

Before BYU

  • Ranked No. 16 among state prospects by
  • Ranked as the No. 8 fullback in the nation by
  • No. 31 Midlands prospect by SuperPrep Magazine
  • 5A All-State First Team in 2010 by Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune
  • Region 3 Defensive MVP
  • Selected to play in the U.S. Under-19 National Team
  • Helped Bingham win the 5A state title in 2009 and 2010 and Region 3 championships all three years
  • Three-year starter
  • Coached by Dave Peck

2011 | Redshirt Year

  • Member of the scout team

2012 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Played in 12 games at middle linebacker and on special teams
  • Had nine tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss
  • Recorded a tackle for loss vs. Weber State
  • Had two tackles, including an assisted tackle for loss vs. Hawai'i

2013 | Sophomore Year

  • Recorded a career-high five tackles against Notre Dame
  • Tallied three tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack in the win over Boise State
  • Notched three tackles, one tackle for loss and one sack against Middle Tennessee
  • Played in 13 games and started one (Notre Dame) at inside linebacker

2014 | Junior Year

  • Preseason Phil Steele All-Independent Second Team
  • Tied his career high in total tackles with five against Virginia
  • Reached a career-high six total tackles while tying his career high in solo tackles with four in loss to Boise State
  • Picked off Memphis QB Paxton Lynch in the bowl game for the first interception of his career, preceding a 41-yard pass to Mahina
  • Played in all 13 games and earned letterman honors as a junior

2015 | Senior Year