Undrafted Manumaleuna signs with New York Giants
The undrafted free agent signed a contract with the New York Giants almost immediately after the weekend draft.
The 6-foot-2, 305-pound defensive lineman this year completed his college eligibility at BYU, where he enjoyed a strong career that started way back in 2007.
Manumaleuna, of East High fame, holds the BYU school record for games played  and this season was named to the FBS All-Independent Team.
“Eathyn is a great leader and an excellent football player who does all the little things right to make your team successful,” his coach, Bronco Mendenhall, said in a release. “He’s extremely reliable and consistent and well-deserving of this opportunity in the NFL.”
As a freshman, he started all 13 games at nose tackle and blocking a field goal to preserve a win for BYU against UCLA in the Las Vegas Bowl. He started eight of 13 games as a sophomore and had 1.5 sacks at Florida State.
As a junior he moved to defensive end, started all 13 games and was part of a BYU defense that ranked No. 19 nationally in rushing defense. As a senior he was named to the Outland watch list and had a career-high 10 tackles against Virginia and six tackles and one tackle for a loss against Wisconsin.
Manumaleuna is capable of playing all three positions on the defensive line.
With the Giants, he joins defensive back Zack Bowman of Anchorage. Bowman signed as a free agent after playing with the Chicago Bears last year.