David Veikune

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David Veikune
David Veikune.JPG
Veikune in 2010.
No. 33 Free agent
Position: Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-12-12) December 12, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Anchorage, Alaska
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school: 'Ewa Beach (HI) James Campbell
College: Hawaii
NFL draft: 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-WAC (2007)
  • Second-team All-WAC (2008)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles: 5
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Interceptions: 0
Stats at NFL.com
Career Arena football statistics as of 2014
Tackles: 2
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Interceptions: 0
Stats at ArenaFan.com

David Fa'otusia Veikune (born December 12, 1985) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. Previously played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Hawaii.

He has also played for the Denver Broncos.

Early years[edit]

Veikune played high school football at Campbell High School in 'Ewa Beach, Hawai'i.[1] As a senior he posted 92 tackles, 26 tfl's and 16.5 sacks. He was named 1st team by the Star Bulletin and the Honolulu Advertiser.

College career[edit]

Colorado[edit]

He started his career at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he was redshirted in 2004.

Fresno City College[edit]

He transferred to Fresno City College where he spent a year. He earned All-Northern California honorable mention.

Hawaii[edit]

Later he transferred to the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he saw action as a special teamer and as backup in 2006. In 2007, Veikune was named a 1st team ALL-WAC Selection even though he never started a game. He led the WAC in sacks with seven (pre-bowl). In 2008, Veikune earned a 2nd team ALL-WAC Selection after he was the team’s third leading tackler with 73 and was among the WAC’s leaders with 16.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks. He played Defensive Tackle and Defensive End at Hawaii. He also had 11 quarterback hurries and forced four fumbles.

He was invited to play in the 2009 Senior Bowl[2] to play for the South Team.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 2⅜ in 257 lb 34.3 in 10 in 4.75 s 1.59 s 2.76 s 4.46 s 7.20 s 33 in 9 ft 2 in 35 reps 28
40 (and splits) from Hawaii Pro Day, all others from NFL Combine.[3]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Veikune was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He was taken one pick before Pro Bowler LeSean McCoy, the Browns were starting Jamal Lewis. The pick was acquired from the New York Jets in an earlier trade that allowed the Jets to draft quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Veikune appeared in 10 games as a rookie. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve on January 2, 2010.[4]

Veikune was waived by the Browns on September 7, 2010.[5]

Denver Broncos[edit]

On November 17, 2010, Veikune signed with the Denver Broncos.[6] He was waived on August 29, 2011.[7]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

On November 3, 2011, it was announced that Veikune had signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.[8][9]

On May 31, 2013, Veikune was released by the Riders before training camp of 2013 started.[10]

Los Angeles Kiss[edit]

On October 1, 2013, Veikune was assigned to the expansion Los Angeles Kiss of the Arena Football League.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?id=5312&sport=NFL
  2. ^ Warrior Trio To Compete In College All-Star Games
  3. ^ Nawrocki, Nolan (April 21, 2009). "The Way We Hear It — draft edition". Pro Football Weekly website. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ http://cle.scout.com/2/934379.html
  5. ^ "Browns release linebacker Veikune". The Morning Journal. September 8, 2010. Retrieved December 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ "BRONCOS SIGN FREE-AGENT LB DAVID VEIKUNE; WAIVE LB JARVIS MOSS". denverbroncos.com. November 17, 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Broncos Release 8th-Year Cornerback Nate Jones". CBS. August 29, 2011. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.riderville.com/article/riders-sign-defensive-end Riders Sign Defensive End
  9. ^ http://cfl.ca/page/transactions-november-2011 Transactions - November 2011
  10. ^ Chris Pokorny (June 1, 2013). "Former Browns LB David Veikune Released from CFL Team". dawgsbynature.com. Retrieved December 15, 2013. 
  11. ^ "KISS Bolster Squad with Additions of Veikune, Jarboe". arenafootball.com. October 8, 2013. Retrieved December 15, 2013. 

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