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Hoomanawanui in 2010.
|No. 47 New England Patriots|
|Position:||Fullback / Tight End|
|Date of birth:||July 4, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Bloomington, Illinois|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||260 lb (118 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2010 – 5th round – 132nd pick|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2014
|Stats at NFL.com|
Michael Patrick Hoomanawanui (// 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.
Hoomanawanui attended Epiphany Elementary and Junior High School and 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.
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.
|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
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.
New England Patriots
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.
Hoomanawanui would earn his first Super Bowl appearance after the Patriots' 45-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the 2014 AFC Championship Game, where he had one reception for 6 yards. Before that, he recorded 4 catches for 43 yards in the team's 35-31 Divisional round victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Hoomanawanui caught one pass for 4 yards in the first quarter of Super Bowl XLIX, in a Patriots win over the Seattle Seahawks.
Regular Season Stats
- Thomas, Jim (2012-09-01). "Rams claim 2; Hoomanawanui, Ojinnaka cut". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 2012-09-03.
- Patriots sign TE Hoomanawanui - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
- Wilson, Aaron. "Source: Patriots resigning Michael Hoomanawanu to two year deal". Nationalfootballpost.com. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
- "MICHAEL HOOMANAWANUI". New England Patriots. Retrieved 30 December 2013.