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Tevita Finau
No. 92     New York Jets
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-01-13) January 13, 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth: Hamilton, New Zealand
High School: Kahuku (HI)
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 283 lb (128 kg)
Career information
College: Utah
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Practice Squad
Career highlights and awards

Tevita Tolu Finau (born January 13, 1986) is an American football defensive end for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at Utah.

Early yearsEdit

Born in Hamilton, New Zealand, to Tolu and Takinima Finau, he lived in Maui until he was eight, in Tonga from years 8 to 12, and in Hawaii until he finished high school. Finau attended three high schools in Hawaii: Lahaina High School as a freshman and sophomore, Maui High School in his junior year, and Kahuku High & Intermediate School as a senior. He helped Kahuku win the Hawaii State Championship in 2004.

College careerEdit

Finau played two seasons of junior college football for Phoenix College. Finau appeared in 21 games in his two-year career for the Utes and finished with 42 tackles.

Professional careerEdit

Dallas CowboysEdit

Finau was signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad on November 14, 2012 after going undrafted and spending time in training camp with both the Arizona Cardinals & Philadelphia Eagles. Finau was release from the practice squad on November 27, 2012.

New York JetsEdit

Finau was signed to the New York Jets practice squad on December 5, 2012.[1] He signed a future/reserve contract on December 31, 2012.[2] He was released on August 31, 2013.[3] He was signed to the team's practice squad a day later.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Jets Media Relations Department (5 December 2012). "DT Finau Signed to Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 7 December 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/6CjXYxQyF. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  2. Jets Media Relations Department (31 December 2012). "Jets Sign 8 to Reserve/Future Contracts". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 31 December 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/6DKjRa3I2. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  3. Lange, Randy (31 August 2013). "Jets Move 22, Get Down to 53-Man Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. http://www.webcitation.org/6JJdjLlCQ. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  4. Lange, Randy (1 September 2013). "3 Arrive Via Waivers; 7 Added to Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. http://www.webcitation.org/6JJjZHXea. Retrieved 1 September 2013.

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