Matangi Tonga Athlete Profile

#99 Matangi Tonga

Matangi Tonga
Position: Defensive Line Height: 6-2 Weight: 288 Roster Years: 2006 Hometown: San Mateo, CA Last School: Aragon High School


Brother Manase is a fullback at BYU ... had 25 tackles for loss and 11 sacks as a junior... parents Latiume and Seneti ... oldest of four children, three brothers and one sister ... recruited by USC, Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona, Arizona State, Cal Berkeley, Nebraska, Southern Cal, UCLA, Idaho State and Idaho.

Before BYU

Played defensive end, linebacker and defensive tackle in high school ... First-Team All-League junior and senior years ... First-Team All-State junior and senior years ... First-Team All-Metro junior and senior years ... First-Team All-County junior and senior years ... First-Team All-Central Coast selection junior and senior years ... team MVP senior year ... San Mateo Daily Journal, San Mateo Daily News and San Mateo County times Player of the Year ... led team to a 9-2 record as a senior ... had 11 sacks and 19 tackles for loss despite constant double teams his senior year ... ran for 837 yards and 20 touchdowns on 105 carries ... runs a 4.8 in the 40.

2006 | Freshman Year

Earned letterman honors as a true freshman ... saw action in all 13 games during the season ... totaled 13 tackles on the season, including 10 solo takedowns ... credited with two tackles for a combined loss of 14 yards, including a 13-yard sack at Colorado State ... had an interception against Tulsa.