Michael Alisa Athlete Profile

#42 Michael Alisa

Position: Linebacker Height: 6-1 Weight: 228 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2008 | 2011-2014 Hometown: Laie, HI Mission: San Juan West, Puerto Rico Last School: Timpview High School


  • Served in the Puerto Rico San Juan West Mission for the LDS Church
  • Majoring in pre-business management
  • Eagle Scout
  • Parents are Mataumu and Ann

Player Journal Entry: August 11, 2008

Newcomer Questionnaire: October 21, 2008

Before BYU

  • Earned Deseret Morning News 4A Second-Team All-State honors
  • Earned All-Utah Valley honors
  • Helped lead Timpview to a 13-0 record on the season to claim the Utah 4-A State Championships, including a 50-7 victory over Pine View in the championship game
  • A member of the 2006 Utah 4-A State Championship team
  • Credited with four interceptions and three sacks
  • Scored six touchdowns as a running back for the T-birds
  • Also played two years of high school at Kahuku High School in Hawai'i 
  • Recruited by Boise State, California, Oklahoma, UNLV, Utah and Washington State

2008 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Saw action in 12 games as a linebacker and was also aspecial teams contributor
  • Totaled 11 tackles on the season, including nine solo takedowns
  • Recorded one tackle for loss against Arizona in the Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl
  • Forced a fumble against SDSU
  • Recorded a blocked kick in the game against New Mexico

2011 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Saw action in 12 games, including 4 starts
  • Second leading rusher with 85 carries, 455 yards and 3 touchdowns
  • Also had 5 receptions for 55 yards and 1 touchdown
  • In first game used as a primary ball carrier rushed for 91 yards on 16 carries
  • Scored first career rushing touchdown at Oregon State
  • Had a 42-yard rushing touchdown vs. Idaho State
  • Season-high 99 rushing yards vs. Idaho
  • Also made 7 tackles on special teams

2012 | Junior Year

  • Nominated for the Doak Walker Award and All-State AFCA Good Works Team
  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Started the first five games before breaking arm vs. Hawai'i
  • Totaled 58 carries, 222 yards and one touchdown
  • Had six receptions for 23 yards
  • Recorded over 50 yards rushing in each of first three games
  • Returned to play in Poinsettia Bowl vs. San Diego State

2013 | Medical Redshirt Year

  • Named to the Doak Walker Award watch list
  • Played in four games, starting two, and tallied 99 yards and three touchdowns before an injury forced him to sit out the rest of the season
  • Scored a touchdown against Utah to go along with 12 rushing yards
  • Rushed for 55 yards and two scores vs Middle Tennessee

2014 | Senior Year

  • Played in 13 games, starting in two of them
  • Recorded four tackles to go along with a forced fumble and an interception, which he returned for 30 yards in the 41-7 victory at Texas
  • Recorded 28 tackles on the season, two tackles for loss and one sack
  • Earned letterman honors as a senior