Inoke Breckterfield

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Inoke Breckterfield
Date of birth (1977-04-25) April 25, 1977 (age 40)
Career information
Position(s) DE
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg)
College Oregon State University
Career history
As player
1999–2000 Toronto Argonauts
2001–2003 Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Inoke Breckterfield [E-no-ke] (born April 25, 1977) is an American football coach who played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for the Toronto Argonauts (1999–2000) and Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2001–2003). He was an All-American defensive end at Oregon State in 1998.[1] He is currently the defensive line coach for the Wisconsin Badgers.

Biography[edit]

Breckterfield attended Damien Memorial High School in Honolulu, Hawaii where he was a standout football player and track performer in the shot put. He graduated from Damien High in 1995.[1] He is of Fijian, I-Kiribati, German, Samoan and Rotuman descent. His parents are both from Fiji. He is Paul Manueli's grand-nephew, Breckterfield's grandfather is Paul Manueli's older sibling. He and his wife Carol have 3 sons. Kalevi, is the oldest, and he played football at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic and now plays for the Madison Edgewood Crusaders. And twin boys, Rocky and Riley. Carol played soccer for USC from 1996 to 1998, where she also was an all-conference selection.

Football career[edit]

College[edit]

Breckterfield played for Oregon State in the fall of 1995. In his time at Oregon State, he made a name for himself as a dominant defensive end in the Pac-10. Breckterfield was named a third-team All-American in 1998 after being named first team All-Pac-10 Conference. He was also the recipient of the prestigious Morris Trophy, awarded annually to the conference’s top defensive lineman. He was selected to play in the Hula Bowl his senior season as well.[2] Breckterfield finished his OSU career as the leader for tackles-for-loss (55.5) and sacks (19.5). He currently ranks second in both.[1]

Professional[edit]

After his time with the Beavers, Breckterfield had a successful Canadian Football League career with the Toronto Argonauts (1999–2000) and Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2001–03).[1]

Coaching[edit]

Breckterfield is currently the Defensive Line Coach at Wisconsin and was previously a defensive line coach at Pitt.[3] He was also previously an assistant coach at UCLA and before that at University of Montana. Before moving to Montana he was an assistant coach at Weber State[4] and a graduate assistant coach for Oregon State with his former coach, Mike Riley during the 2007 and 2008 season.

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