Sione Takitaki

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Sione Takitaki
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Takitaki in 2019
No. 44 – Cleveland Browns
Personal information
Born: (1995-06-08) June 8, 1995 (age 24)
Fontana, California
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school:Heritage (Romoland, California)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 3 / Pick: 80
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Total tackles:21
Pass deflections:0
Forced fumbles:0
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Sione Takitaki (born June 8, 1995) is an American football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at BYU and was drafted by the Browns in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Takitaki was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round (80th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Takitaki, of Tongan descent, was born to father Vaimaua and mother Fissipeau, the youngest of a family of 7 children with 4 sisters and 2 brothers.[3] [4]

His father died when he was 14.[5] He was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with his faith being one of the reasons he choose to attend BYU.[6]


  1. ^ Drew, Jay (April 25, 2019). "BYU linebacker Sione Takitaki eager to continue his 'remarkable' turnaround story as NFL draft approaches". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Cleveland Browns select BYU LB Sione Takitaki with No. 80 pick in 2019 NFL Draft". April 26, 2019.
  3. ^ "Sione Takitaki: Athlete Profile". BYU Cougers. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  4. ^ "Family, faith and football led Takitaki to BYU". BYU Cougars. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "BYU LB Sione Takitaki's 1st press conference as a Cleveland Brown". April 6, 2019. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  6. ^ Hicks, Zachary (April 6, 2019). "Meet Sione Takitaki, BYU's gem of an LB prospect". Draft Wire. Retrieved April 30, 2019.

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