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Sim Tiatia Athlete Profile

#25 Sim Tiatia

Position: Running Back Height: 5-11 Weight: 195 Roster Years: 1986-1988 | 1990 Hometown: Honolulu, HI


Parents are Moli and Pele...real name is Simanua...married Esperanza Delos Santos and they have a son and a daughter...recruited by Hawai'i.

Before BYU

Gatorade Player of the Year for Hawai'i...won most inspirational player award at Farrington High...first-team OIA Eastern Division All-Stars...all-state...set school records for most touchdowns in a season, TD's in a game and points in a game...rushed for more than 1,000 yards as a senior and 800 yards as a junior...coached by Ed "Skipper" Diaz (Eastern Washington).

1986 | Freshman Year

Missed the season due to Proposition 48.

1987 | Sophomore Year

Played with the junior varsity.

1988 | Junior Year

Rushed three times but returned a blocked punt four yards for a touchdown...played mainly on special teams...suffered a concussion and was hospitalized at the Air Force game.

1990 | Senior Year

Carried five times for 15 yards in the spring game.