Manumaleuna makes another big play (Football)
He hasn’t played an NCAA game in nearly three years, yet Anchorage’s Eathyn Manumaleuna still has the propensity for making a big play.
The BYU defensive lineman saved the day against the University of Washington when he tipped Jake Locker’s pass on fourth-and-6 to preserve a 23-17 victory in Provo, Utah.
“Around when he released, I just jumped,” he told reporters.
Manumaleuna, of East High fame, is a sophomore starter who sat out the last two seasons due to his Mormon mission in Oklahoma City.
During his mission, he couldn’t even watch BYU play on TV.
I guess dude was ready to get back onto the field because in typical fashion he saved his best for last.
The last time Manumaleuna was on the field he blocked a field goal at the end of the 2007 Las Vegas Bowl to seal a win over UCLA.
“Both times I had no anticipation of blocking anything,” he said. “I guess it’s all luck.”