Michael Hoomanawanui

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Michael Hoomanawanui
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Hoomanawanui in 2010.
No. 47     New England Patriots
Fullback / Tight End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-07-04) July 4, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Bloomington, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College: Illinois
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 5 / Pick: 132
Debuted in 2010 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors (2008)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2014
Rec 40
Receiving yards 518
Receiving average 13.0
Touchdowns 4
Stats at NFL.com

Michael Patrick Hoomanawanui (/ˌhʔməˌnɑːwɑːˈn/ HOH’-oh-mah--NAH-wah-NOO-ee; born July 4, 1988) is an American football tight end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He attended the University of Illinois.

Early years[edit]

Hoomanawanui attended Central Catholic High School in Bloomington, Illinois. He was a Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times First-team All-State selection and a First-team All-Cornbelt Conference selection after making 50 receptions for 843 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior. Also, he led team with 139 tackles and eight sacks on defense. Hoomanawanui also lettered in basketball during freshman, sophomore and junior years.

College career[edit]

As a freshman he played in 10 games, starting three at tight end. In 2007 he played in 11 games, starting five at tight end. As a junior, in 2008, he earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors by both the media and coaches after playing in all 12 games and eight starts at tight end. He ended the season with 25 catches for 312 yards and two touchdowns. In the 2009 season Hoomanawanui played in eight games, starting five. He ended the season with 10 receptions for 114 yards.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3.5 in 264 lb 4.77 s 1.67 s 2.76 s 4.52 s 7.67 s 32½ in 9 ft 2 in 25 reps x
All values from Illinois Pro Day.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. On June 26, 2010 he signed a four-year, $2.4 million contract including a $215,000 signing bonus. He made the opening day roster. He was cut on September 2, 2012.[1]

New England Patriots[edit]

On September 5, 2012, Hoomanawanui signed with the New England Patriots.[2] He made his first career postseason start in the AFC Championship in a 13-28 loss against the Baltimore Ravens.

On April 15, 2013 Hoomanawanui signed his free agent tender to remain with the Patriots.

On March 10, 2014 it was announced Hoomanawanui resigned with Patriots for an additional two seasons.[3]

Regular Season Stats[edit]

Year Team GP REC YDS AVG YDS/G LONG TD 20+ 40+ 1st FUM
2010 STL 8 13 146 11.2 18.2 36 3 2 0 9 0
2011 STL 8 7 83 11.9 10.4 27 0 1 0 4 0
2012 NE 14 5 109 21.8 7.8 41 0 2 1 4 0
2013 NE 13 12 136 11.3 10.5 19 1 0 0 7 0
Total Total 43 37 474 12.8 11.0 41 4 5 1 24 0

[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, Jim (2012-09-01). "Rams claim 2; Hoomanawanui, Ojinnaka cut". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 2012-09-03. 
  2. ^ Patriots sign TE Hoomanawanui - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
  3. ^ Wilson, Aaron. "Source: Patriots resigning Michael Hoomanawanu to two year deal". Nationalfootballpost.com. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "MICHAEL HOOMANAWANUI". New England Patriots. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 

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