Fabulous Fenumiai scores 26th career TD for Western Oregon

October 1, 2017

Phillip Fenumiai football

Phillip Fenumiai

When it comes to college football players from Alaska, Phillip Fenumiai of Juneau is one of the best.

And most versatile.

The Western Oregon University senior playmaker is one of the rare Alaskans to accomplish the trifecta on offense by scoring touchdowns as a passer, rusher and receiver.

Fenumiai, of Juneau-Douglas High fame, scored his 26th career touchdown and first of the season on a 7-yard run in the third quarter in a 48-17 loss to Azusa Pacific in Glendora, California.

The game symbolized the do-everything skills of the 6-foot-3, 235-pounder, who rushed for 31 yards, caught a 4-yard reception and attempted one pass.

He can play quarterback, tight end and fullback. He’s also played on special teams.

Of his 26 TDs, he’s passed for 18, rushed for six and caught two.

Fenumiai has racked up 3,122 career yards – 2,065 passing, 975 rushing and 82 receiving.

Most of his receptions came as a freshman when he played tight end. Since then he’s played most of time at quarterback.

As a junior, he led Western Oregon with 1,387 passing yards, 10 passing touchdowns and 480 rushing yards.

As a sophomore, he found the end zone 12 times and finished second on the team with 450 rushing yards, including four scores on the ground.