Devin Asiasi

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Devin Asiasi
Devin Asiasi.jpg
New England Patriots
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1997-08-14) August 14, 1997 (age 22)
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school:De La Salle High School (CA)
College:UCLA
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 3 / Pick: 91
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Devin Timothy Soane Asiasi (born August 14, 1997) is an American football tight end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UCLA.

High school career[edit]

Asiasi played high school football on both offense and defense at De La Salle High School. During his senior season, he hauled in 17 catches for 311 yards and five touchdowns on offense, and finished with 49 tackles, five pass breakups and four sacks on defense. He participated in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.[1][2]

He was rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, and Scout.com, and was ranked by ESPN as the No. 3 tight end in college football's incoming Class of 2016 and the No. 44 overall player in the 2016 ESPN 300.[3]

College career[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Asiasi was personally recruited by Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh during a visit to De La Salle High School in January 2016.[4] On February 3, 2016, he committed to play college football for the Michigan Wolverines.[5][6][7][8]

On September 24, 2016, Asiasi scored his first college touchdown in a victory over Penn State.[9] He finished the season with two catches for 18 yards and one touchdown.

Following his freshman season, Asiasi transferred to UCLA. He transferred to be closer to his home in Concord, California.[10]

UCLA[edit]

After sitting out UCLA's 2017 season due to transfer rules, Asiasi made his debut for UCLA in 2018. He finished the season with six receptions for 130 yards and one touchdown.

He saw a much greater role in 2019, playing in 12 games and netting 44 receptions for 641 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Professional career[edit]

Asiasi was selected with the 91st overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Asiasi is of Samoan and Tongan descent.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dominguez, Raul (January 4, 2016). "For Army All-American Devin Asiasi, the choice is offense over defense". USA Today. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  2. ^ Sayles, Damon (May 19, 2015). "Family-Driven Devin Asiasi Using Football to Chase a College Degree". Bleacher Report. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "2016 ESPN 300". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  4. ^ "Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh Meets With De La Salle HS Prospects". CBS. January 19, 2016. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "Four-star TE Devin Asiasi commits to Michigan". Sports Illustrated. February 3, 2016. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  6. ^ Snyder, Mark (February 3, 2016). "U-M lands another California recruit in four-star TE". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Four-star TE Devin Asiasi picks Michigan on signing day". Mlive.com. February 3, 2016.
  8. ^ Craig Haubert (February 3, 2016). "Scout's Take: TE Devin Asiasi to Michigan". ESPN.com.
  9. ^ "Cali Cool in Michigan Blue: Harbaughs convince 270-pound Asiasi to come across country". Detroit Free Press. September 29, 2016. p. C7.
  10. ^ Nathan, Alec (March 9, 2017). "Devin Asiasi Transfers to UCLA from Michigan". Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  11. ^ Yang, Nicole (April 24, 2020). "The Patriots select Devin Asiasi with 91st pick overall pick in 2020 NFL Draft". Boston.com. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  12. ^ Marchiano, Brian (July 29, 2015). "Tagaloa and Asiasi – SNN: Samoan News Network". YouTube. Retrieved October 21, 2018.

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