Tonga Takai

Tonga Takai

Player Profile

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Honolulu, Hawaii

High School:
Damien Memorial

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 315

Position:
Defensive Tackle/Snaps

Birthdate:
11/29/1992

Experience:
3V

07/18/2013

Kistler, Tripp, Wagenmann named preseason AAs by Phil Steele magazine

Coyle, Johnson, Kanongata'a, Oiland, Takai join those three players on preseason All-Big Sky squad

04/19/2013

Offense has breakout evening in final scrimmage of spring drills

Six different players score touchdowns as the offense racks up 465 yards on a beautiful night in WGS

04/13/2013

Defense leads the way in the Grizzlies' annual Spring Game in Ronan

Griz D grabs four interceptions & has seven sacks/Canada paces the offense with 109 yards rushing

04/11/2013

A review of spring football practice No. 9

Griz are just a couple of days away from their Spring Game, Saturday in Ronan

03/30/2013

A preview of Griz spring football practice #7

The team will take the next few days off for spring break and return to action on April 9

12/07/2013

Montana vs. Coastal Carolina (12/7/13)

Montana vs. Coastal Carolina (12/7/13)

11/23/2013

Montana vs. Montana State (11/23/13)

Montana vs. Montana State (11/23/13)

11/16/2013

Montana vs. Weber State (11/16/13)

Montana vs. Weber State (11/16/13)

10/28/2013

Montana vs. Eastern Washington (10/25/13)

Montana vs. Eastern Washington (10/25/13)

10/05/2013

Montana vs. Portland State (10/5/13)

Montana vs. Portland State (10/5/13)

2013 HONORS CANDIDATE

MONTANA: Tonga had an outstanding sophomore season and will start for the second straight season at nose tackle in 2013.

2012: He was the Grizzlies' 12th (tie) leading tackler with 30 stops. He led the team with two fumble recoveries. He was an honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference selection.

2011: He played in eight games and recorded six tackles.

2010: He was a redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: He was chosen first team all-conference and honorable mention all-state at Damien Memorial High School...earned 10 letters in five different sports: football (3), track and field (4), wrestling (1), canoe paddling (1), and judo (1)...won Lineman Award in football senior season, as well as Field Athlete of the Year Award in track... team captain in football as a senior...high school football coach was Panahou Aina.

CAREER HIGHS: He had 5 tackles against Northern Arizona and Montana State in 2012. He recovered fumbles in the South Dakota and Weber State games last season.

PERSONAL: He is a sociology major. His parents are Vivieni and Ilisapeti Takai of Waipahu. Birth date: November 29, 1992.

Year: G/S-Solo-Ast=TT-TFL-Sacks-INT-PD-FR-FF-BLK

2011: 8/0-1-5=6--0.5(-1)--0--0-1-0-0-0

2012: 11/11-9-21=30--4.5(-20)--2(-12)-0-0-2-0-0

TOTAL: 19/11-10-26=36--5(-21)--2(-12)-0-1-2-0-0

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