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74   Joe Tonga
Joe Tonga

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pomona,CA

High School:
Taylorsville

Last College:
Mt. San Antonio CC

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 299

Position:
OT


2008:

· Senior spent most of the season playing on the line in field goal and PAT formations.

· Played in 11 of the Seminoles 13 games.

· Was only on the line for 44 plays over three games.

· Played 30 snaps in the season opener against Western Carolina.

· Didn't take an offensive snap following the WCU game until he got in for seven plays against Maryland.

· Registered seven snaps in the final game of his FSU career versus Wisconsin.

· A late addition to the roster who committed to the Seminoles in August of 2008 just before preseason practice began.

· Earned his Associates Degree in 2008 and was a standout offensive lineman at Mt. SAC in 2006 and 2007.

· School is located in Walnut, Calif., and one of the largest community colleges in the state of California

· Earned All-California, all-league and all-district honors during his second season.

· Protected UCLA quarterback Kevin Craft and Utah wide receiver Aiona Key during his junior college career.

· Graduated from Taylorsville High School in 2003 and earned all-state second team honors in Utah as a senior.

· Led Taylorsville to a state championship his sophomore year.

· Has a long list of cousins who are playing or have played in the NFL including Nuu Tafisi who played with the Seattle Seahawks in 2007, Deuce Lutui of the Arizona Cardinals, Reno Mahe of the Philadelphia Eagles and Naufahu Tahi of the Minnesota Vikings.

At Mt. San Antonio: Earned his Associates Degree in 2008...was a standout offensive lineman at Mt. SAC in 2006 and 2007...the school is located in Walnut, Calif., and one of the largest community colleges in the state of California...earned All-California, all-league and all-district honors during his second season...protected current UCLA quarterback Kevin Craft and current Utah wide receiver Aiona Key during his junior college career.

High School: Graduated from Taylorsville High School in 2003...earned all-state second team honors in Utah as a senior...led Taylorsville to a state championship his sophomore year...team captain as both a junior and a senior.

Personal: Born Dec. 8, 1984...a long list of cousins are playing or have played in the NFL...the list includes Nuu Tafisi who played with the Seattle Seahawks in 2007, Deuce Lutui of the Arizona Cardinals, Reno Mahe of the Philadelphia Eagles and Naufahu Tahi of the Minnesota Vikings.

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