Michael Hoomanawanui
Hoomanawanui in 2010.
No. 47     New England Patriots
Fullback / Tight End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-07-04) July 4, 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth: Bloomington, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College: Illinois
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 5 / Pick: 132
Debuted in 2010 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
Roster status: Restricted Free Agent
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Receiving yards     338
Receiving average     13.5
Touchdowns     3
Stats at NFL.com

Michael Patrick Hoomanawanui (pronounced /ˌhoʊʔoʊməˌnɑːwɑːˈnuːiː/ HOH’-oh-mah--NAH-vah-NOO-ee; born July 4, 1988) is an American football tight end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He attended the University of Illinois.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Hoomanawanui attended Central Catholic High school in Bloomington, Illinois. He was a Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times First-team All-State selection and a First-team All-Cornbelt Conference selection after making 50 receptions for 843 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior. Also, he led team with 139 tackles and eight sacks on defense. Hoomanawanui also lettered in basketball during freshman, sophomore and junior years.

College career[edit | edit source]

As a freshman he played in 10 games, starting three at tight end. In 2007 he played in 11 games, starting five at tight end. As a junior, in 2008, he earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors by both the media and coaches after playing in all 12 games and eight starts at tight end. He ended the season with 25 catches for 312 yards and two touchdowns. In the 2009 season Hoomanawanui played in eight games, starting five. He ended the season with 10 receptions for 114 yards.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Pre-draft[edit | edit source]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3.6 in 263 lb 4.77 s 4.52 s 7.70 s 32½ in 9 ft 2 in 25 rep x

St. Louis Rams[edit | edit source]

He was drafted by the Rams in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. On June 26, 2010 he signed a four-year, $2.4 million contract including a $215,000 signing bonus. He made the opening day roster. He was cut on September 2, 2012.[1]

New England Patriots[edit | edit source]

On September 5, 2012, Hoomanawanui signed with the New England Patriots.[2] He made his first career postseason start in the AFC Championship in a 13-28 loss against the Baltimore Ravens

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