Junior Aumavae

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Junior Aumavae
Free agent
Position: Nose tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-04-29) April 29, 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth: American Samoa
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school: Palmer (AK)
College: Minnesota State
Undrafted: 2010
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career IFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles: 38
Sacks: 2.5
Interceptions: 0
Forced Fumbles: 0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Junior Aumavae (born April 29, 1986) is an American football nose tackle who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Western Washington until he transferred to Minnesota State for his Senior season.

Early years[edit]

He attended Palmer High School in Palmer, Alaska. In 2003, He was a recipient of the Alaska State lineman of the year award in senior year and runner up his junior year at palmer high school.[1]

College career[edit]

Western Washington[edit]

In his freshman season, He was selected to the First Team Great Northwestern Athletic Conference team.[1] In his Sophomore season, He was an All-North Central Conference Honorable Mention.[1] He was a Two-time Western Washington University Defensive Player of the Week in his Junior season.[1]

Minnesota State[edit]

He transferred to Minnesota State from Western Washington prior to his Senior season after learning the news that Western Washington opted to cancel its football program.[2] He was selected to the First Team All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference South[1][2] and was named All- Region Team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Newcomer of the Year in his Senior season.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On April 25, 2010 He signed with the Dallas Cowboys as undrafted free agent.[4] On July 20, 2010, He was released during Training camp.[5]

Fairbanks Grizzlies[edit]

On June 1, 2011, He signed with the Fairbanks Grizzlies of the Indoor Football League.[1]

Green Bay Blizzard[edit]

On November 8, 2011, He signed with the Green Bay Blizzard of the Indoor Football League for the 2012 IFL season.[2]

Tampa Bay Storm[edit]

On February 5, 2013, He signed with the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League.[6]

New York Jets[edit]

On March 1, 2013, He signed with the New York Jets.[7] He was released on August 31, 2013.[8] He was signed to the team's practice squad on September 3, 2013.[9] He was released on October 9, 2013.[10]

Tampa Bay Storm[edit]

Upon his release from the Jets, Aumavae returned to the Storms active roster.

Las Vegas Outlaws[edit]

On January 30, 2015, Aumavae was assigned to the Las Vegas Outlaws.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Junior Aumavae Website". junioraumavae.com. Archived from the original on May 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Blizzard Sign Defensive Lineman". greenbayblizzard.com. Archived from the original on June 29, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Twenty-Four Mavericks Honored by NSIC". msumavericks.com. Retrieved November 9, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Cowboys undrafted-free-agent class up to 17". dallasnews.com. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Cowboys release Junior Aumavae, Donovan Woods". dallasnews.com. Archived from the original on July 1, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Junior Aumavae Added to Storm Defensive Line". arenafootball.com. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Jets Announce Mayo Signing And 2 Others". jetnation.com. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ Lange, Randy (31 August 2013). "Jets Move 22, Get Down to 53-Man Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Fensom, Michael (3 September 2013). "Rex Ryan won't reveal starter, but assures update on Mark Sanchez will come Wednesday". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 4 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  10. ^ Fensom, Michael (9 October 2013). "Jets sign T.J. Barnes, a mammoth defensive tackle, to practice squad". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 

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