Justin Ena

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Justin Ena
Current position
TitleDefensive Coordinator
Team Utah State
ConferenceMountain West Conference
Biographical details
Born (1977-11-20) November 20, 1977 (age 41)
Provo, Utah
Alma materBrigham Young University
Playing career
2002-2004Philadelphia Eagles
2004-2005Tennessee Titans
2005Philadelphia Eagles
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2008-09Southern Utah (ST)
2010-13Southern Utah (DC/LB)
2014Weber State (DC/LB)
2015 Utah (LB)
2016-18Utah (Co-ST/LB)
2019Utah State (DC/ILB)

Justin Peato Ena (born November 20, 1977 in Provo, Utah) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans. He played for the Eagles for two years until he was cut and picked up by the Titans. He returned to the Eagles in 2005 just prior to his retirement.

He played college football at Brigham Young University.

Family Links[edit]

Ena comes from a football family. His uncle Tali played fullback at Washington State from 1976–1979 and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 1980. His brother Eti is the defensive line coach at Eastern Washington. Another brother, Packy, lettered at Oregon State from 1993-94 after transferring from Snow College (Ephraim, Utah). Packy is an assistant coach at Waipahu High School in Hawai'i. His cousin Tali Jr played at both Washington State and New Mexico.

Coaching career[edit]

Ena was previously the Defensive Coordinator and Linebacker Coach at Southern Utah University. The Thunderbirds won the Great West Conference Championship in 2010. In 2012, Coach Ena coached the Thunderbirds in the Big Sky Conference.[1] In 2014, he was the defensive coordinator and linebacker coach at Weber State University.

Ena spent four years at Utah, starting as the linebackers coach before adding Co-Special Teams Coordinator to his title.

In December 2018, Ena was announced as the new Defensive Coordinator for the Utah State Aggies.[2] He is currently serving in this role.

External links[edit]

ESPN.com: Justin Ena player card