HAWAII GROWN: OSU’s Hungalu is Pac-12’s best

Oregon State linebacker Manase Hungalu returned an interception for a touchdown earlier this season. Photo courtesy Oregon State Athletics.

Oregon State senior Manase Hungalu, who was featured in last week’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser Hawaii Grown Report, was named the Pac-12 defensive player of the week today.

Hungalu, a 6-foot-1, 238-pound inside linebacker from Kealakehe, recorded a career-high 20 tackles in a 37-23 loss to California on Saturday.

The 20 tackles in a game are the fourth-most in an NCAA FBS game this year and the fourth-most by a Beavers player in school history.


His 13 solo tackles are also the third-most in the NCAA FBS this season.


Hungalu is averaging nine tackles a game this season and is one of three players in the Pac-12 ranking in the top 20 in tackles, passes defended and interceptions per game.

This is the first Pac-12 player of the week honor for Hungalu and the first for an Oregon State player in a conference game since 2013.

COMMENTS

  1. rrforlifebaby November 6, 2017 1:29 pm

    Good for this kid. Congratulations!!


  2. Sam Papalii November 6, 2017 7:07 pm

    Congrats Manase, you’ve made your family, Kealakehe football (sr yr 2012 last BIIF for Riders)) PROUD keep it going with the Beavers! 🤙🏽


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