In addition to the first team a large amount of student-athletes were noted for their achievements on the field this past fall.
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First Team Offense
QB Jeremiah Masoli (
Second Team All-PAC 10 selection. Versatile quarterback led team to Rose Bowl versus
RB Roy Helu Jr (
Starting I-Back rushed for 1193 yards on 220 carries and 10 TDs in 14 games. Helu also had 19 receptions for 149 yards and was a Second Team All-Big 12 selection.
RB Harvey Unga (BYU) 6’0, 237, Jr
First Team All-MWC selection led conference with 1087 yards and 11 TDs. Also had 16 receptions and 1 TD. Will return for senior season.
FB Stanley Havili (USC) 6’1, 230, Jr
Rushed for 142 yards, 22 receptions for 298 yards and 2 TDs.
WR Chris Owusu (Stanford) 6’2, 201, Soph
Third team All-American (Walter Camp) kick returner. First Team All-PAC 10 kick returner. Averaged 31.5 yards a return on 37 returns and 3 TDs for the season. Also started 9 of 13 games at wide receiver finishing with 37 receptions for 682 yards and 5 TDs.
WR Kealoha Pilares (
Converted running back had 66 receptions for 690 yards and 4 TDs.
TE Tony Moeaki (
Finished his career with 4 catches for 75 yards in leading the Hawkeyes (11-2) to a 24-14 Orange Bowl over Georgia Tech (11-3). In 10 games, Moeaki had 30 receptions for 387 yards and 4 TDs. Moeaki, a Big 10 First Team selection is a likely NFL Draft selection in April.
C John Estes (
Set NCAA record for most career starts with 54, every game of his career since his freshman year and was a three-time first team All-WAC selection.
G Mike Iupati (
Selected First Team All-American by the Associate Press, Walter Camp, American Football Coaches Association, and American Football Writers Association. Senior guard did not allow a single sack all season and was an All-WAC first team selection.
G Senio Kelemete (
Honorable Mention All-PAC 10 Selection. Started 11 of 12 games at right guard after switching from defensive tackle last year.
T Shawn Lauvao (
Second Team All-PAC 10 selection. Started 13 games at left tackle and 33 in career at both guard and tackle.
T Michael Philipp (
Left tackle was the first true freshman to start every game on the offensive line since 1997. Named Freshman All-America by College Football News and Phil Steele.
First Team Defense
DE Koa Misi (
Third on team with 71 tackles, 9.5 for loss, including 5 sacks. First team All-MWC .
DE Daniel Te’o-Nesheim (
Second Team All-PAC 10 selection. Finished season with 37 tackles, 14 tackles for loss (11 sacks), and 2 fumble recoveries.
DT Tyson Alualu (Cal) 6’3, 295, Sr
First Team All-Pac 10 selection. Was third on team with 65 tackles including 11.5 tackles for loss (7.5 sacks).
DT Stephen Paea (
First Team All-Pac 10 selection. Finished the season with 43 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and 4 forced fumbles.
LB David Pa’aluhi (
Starting middle linebacker and Honorable Mention All-PAC 10 selection. Second on team with 77 tackles and 8 tackles for loss.
LB Blaze Soares (
First Team All-WAC selection. Outside linebacker led team with 107 tackles (fourth in WAC), starting 13 games at outside linebacker. Also had 2 sacks, 1 interception, and 5 quarterback hurries.
LB Manti Te’o (Notre Dame) 6’2, 244, Fr
True freshman started 9 of 11 games totaling 63 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack. Te’o will forgo an LDS mission and return for his sophomore year under new coach Brian Kelly.
DB Shiloh Keo (
Starting free safety led team with 113 tackles (72 solo), 4 tackles for loss, and 3 interceptions. Also averaged 10.2 yards a punt return. First Team All-WAC selection.
DB Mana Silva (
Starting free safety led team in interceptions with 6 and had 74 tackles for the season.
DB Patrick Tafua (
Started 13 games at strong safety, finishing third in tackles with 72 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions, 7 pass breakups, and 4 fumble recoveries.
DB Nate Williams (
Started 11 of 12 games at free safety, finished season with 62 tackles and 5 tackles for loss.
Returner Chris Owusu (Stanford) 6’2, 201, Soph
Third team All-American (Walter Camp). First Team All-PAC 10 Kick Returner. Averaged 31.5 yards a return on 37 returns and 3 TDs for the season. Also started 9 of 13 games at wide receiver finishing with 37 receptions for 682 yards and 5 TDs.
Special Teams Suaesi Tuimaunei (
First Team All-PAC Special Teams player. Had 41 tackles for the season and also started 4 games.
QB Bryant Moniz (
Sophomore walk-on started 8 of 10 games, passing for 2396 yards and 14 TDs in addition to rushing for 117 yards and 1 TD.
RB Keola Antolin (
Led team with 637 rushing yards and 4 TDs. Also had 9 kick returns for 256 yards.
RB Vai Taua (
Rushed for 1345 yards and 10 TDs in 11 games, averaging 122.3 yards a game. Also had 12 receptions and 2 TDs out of the backfield. All-WAC First Team selection.
FB Zac Pauga (
Starting fullback used primarily as a lead blocker and caught 25 receptions for 219 yards and 3 TDs.
Lead fullback for all conference running back Harvey Unga. Rushed for 148 yards and 4 TDs and 30 receptions for 271 yards and 4 TDs out of the backfield.
WR Aiona Key (
Had 26 receptions for 227 yards and 1 TD.
WR Jon Medeiros (
Slotback finished the season with 47 receptions for 589 yards and 3 TDs.
WR Levasier Tuinei (
Finished season with 24 receptions and 217 yards.
TE Joe Halahuni (
Backup tight end finished the season with 35 receptions for 486 yards and 3 TDs.
C Trask Iosefa (
Has started 36 consecutive games since his freshman year. Was preseason Rimington Watch List.
C RJ Willing (BYU) 6’5, 308, Sr
Honorable mention All-MWC selection. Started every game at center.
G Joshua Taufalele (
Started 12 games at right guard. Led team with 98 knockdown blocks.
T Xavier Su’a-Filo (UCLA) 6’4, 310, Fr
Honorable Mention All-PAC 10 Selection. Started 12 games at left tackle as a true freshman, a UCLA record.
T Aaron Kia (
Starting 13 games at left tackle in 2009 and 24 in his career. All-WAC Second Team selection.
T Ako Poti (
Started 8 of the last 13 games at right tackle.
DE DeQuin Evans (
Junior college transfer started 13 games at defensive end, finishing with 38 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss including 6 sacks.
DE Jabaree Tuani (Navy) 6’1, 265, Soph
Starting left end finished the season with 54 tackles for the season, including 5.5 for loss, and 2 forced fumbles helping coach Ken Niumatalolo and the Naval Academy finish 10-4 and #26 in the nation.
DE Will Tukuafu (
Second Team All-PAC 10 selection. Finished season with 36 tackles and 6.5 tackles for loss.
DT Sione Fua (Stanford) 6’2, 305, Jr
Honorable Mention All-PAC 10 Selection. Finished season with 24 tackles, 3 for loss, and 2 quarterback hurries.
DT Romney Fuga (BYU) 6’1, 295, Soph
Had 40 tackles and 3 tackles for loss in 13 games, 7 of which he started at nose tackle.
DT Sealver Siliga (
All-MWC Honorable Mention selection had 49 tackles including 6.5 for loss.
DT Christian Tupou (USC) 6’2, 285, Jr
Honorable Mention All-PAC 10 Selection. Starting 10 of 12 games at nose tackle, finishing season with 25 tackles and 4 tackles for loss.
LB Jojo Dickson (
Second Team All-WAC. Starting linebacker was second on team with 79 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and two touchdowns on a fumble and interception return.
LB Star Fuimaono (UNLV) 6’0, 210, Jr
Starting strongside linebacker finished third on team with 67 tackles.
LB Kepa Gaison (
Starting Stud linebacker finished the season with 44 tackles and 7 tackles for loss.
LB RJ Kiesel-Kauhane (
Second on the team with 85 tackles and 9 tackles for loss.
LB Luke Laolagi (
Starting middle linebacker finished the season with 46 tackles (fourth on team), a sack, and 2 interceptions.
LB Robert Siavi’i (
Starting weakside linebacker finished the season with 58 tackles, 3 pass breakups, and 2 forced fumbles.
LB Michael Sipili (
After sitting out the 2008 season, Sipili started 3 of 10 games at MIKE linebacker, finishing the season with 39 tackles.
LB Vuna Tuihalamaka (
Starting middle linebacker was fourth on the team with 72 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 1 interception. All-PAC 10 Honorable Mention selection.
DB Orlando Misa’alefua (
Started six of eight games at strong safety, finishing the season with 48 tackles.
DB Manu Ngatikaura (
Had 43 tackles for the season.
DB Tiuke Tuipulotu (
Starting safety had 52 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and 1 interception for the season.
ST Kama Bailey (
Averaged 20.6 yards a kickoff return totaling 453 yards on 22 returns.