Sione Takitaki Profile

#16 Sione Takitaki

Position: Linebacker Height: 6-2 Weight: 240 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2014-2015 Hometown: Fontana, CA Last School: Heritage High School

Before BYU

  • Three star prospect by ESPN.com, Scout.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com 
  • No. 24 inside linebacker in the nation and No. 49 overall prospect from California by ESPN.com 
  • All-CIF Southern Section Central Division and Defensive Player of the Year 
  • Helped Heritage High School to a 13-1 record as a senior 
  • Totaled 193 tackles over his three-year varsity career with 162 solo tackles, 21.5 sacks and 42.5 tackles for loss while also adding a blocked punt, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception 
  • Also played offense as a junior and senior, totaling 1,673 yards rushing and 25 touchdowns to average 7.12 yards per carry   
  • Coached by Kraig Broach 
  • Also recruited by Arizona, Boise State, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State, Utah, Washington State and Wisconsin


2014 | Freshman Year

  • Tallied two sacks, two tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two quarterback hurries against UCF
  • Played in 11 games and recorded 19 tackles, four tackles for loss and three sacks on the season
  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman