Pita Taumoepenu  

Height: 6-1   Weight: 245   Age: 25

Born: 3/9/1994 Euless , TX

College: Utah

Experience: Season









Draft 2017

Pick No.202

Selected By: San Francisco 49ers

Round: 6

Pick (Overall): 18 (202)

Pick Analysis: Pita Taumoepenu (peet-tuh tao-mo-eh-pen-new) was born in Texas, his family moved to Tonga when he was three (where he learned to play rugby), and eventually made his way to Provo, Utah to be an all-state pick with 25 sacks as a senior. The NCAA had some issues with the splitting of his high school career between two countries, but he wound up playing in seven games as a freshman in 2013, making six tackles, two for loss, and a sack on defense and special teams. Taumoepenu flourished as a pass-rush specialist for the next three years, starting with a 17-tackle, 5.5-sack effort as a sophomore. He had just nine tackles in 13 games as a junior, but six of them were quarterback takedowns. Earning four starts in 11 games in 2016, Taumoepenu had 34 tackles, nine for loss, and seven sacks (including three against Arizona State).


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  1. 49ers select Pita Taumoepenu No. 202 in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Published: April 29, 2017 at 04:43 p.m.

    The San Francisco 49ers select Utah defensive end Pita Taumoepenu in Round 6 with the No. 202 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  2. Pita Taumoepenu 2017 Combine Workout

    Published: April 5, 2017 at 12:17 p.m.

    University of Utah defensive lineman Pita Taumoepenu goes through drills at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.

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