T.J. Sitake Athlete Profile | The Official Site of BYU Athletics

T.J. Sitake Athlete Profile

#57 T.J. Sitake

T.J. Sitake
Position: Defensive Line Height: 6-4 Weight: 274 Roster Years: 1998-2000 | 2004-2005 Hometown: Provo, UT Last School: Timpview High School


Born in Kahuku, Hawaii ... parents are Tomasi Sitake and Eseta Vaetolufatu ... served a Church mission in Milwaukee, Wisconsin ... older brother, Kalani, played full back for the Cougars and is currently serving as an assistant football coach at the University of Utah ... recruited by Texas Z&M, Utah, Washington, Utah State, UCLA and Nebraska.

1998 | Redshirt Year

Redshirted as a true freshman.

1999 | Freshman Year

Earned letterman honors as a redshirt freshman ... saw action in nine games during the season ... credited with three tackles on the season, including two against UNLV ... had a sack at San Diego State, forcing a three-yard loss ... participated in the Motor City Bowl ... participated in spring drills.

2000 | Sophomore Year

Earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... credited with one tackle on the season -- a stop for a one-yard loss ... participated in spring drills ... had an interception and three tackles, including one for a one-yard loss in the annual Blue-White game.

2004 | Junior Year

Earned letterman honors as a junior ... saw action in three games during the season, including the Cougars' games against UNLV, Wyoming and Air Force ... contributed on special teams ... saw limited action during spring drills due to an injury.

2005 | Senior Year

Earned letterman honors ... played in all 12 games during the season ... credited with 17 tackles, including six solo takedowns ... recorded 0.5 sacks for a loss of three yards ... registered a season-high five tackles against San Diego State ... had three tackles against Colorado State and Air Force ... recorded two solo tackles in each of those games ... credited with one quarterback hurry against TCU ... participated in spring drills ... credited with one tackle during the annual Blue-White game.