Tevita Finau

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Tevita Finau
No. -- Free agent
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-01-13) January 13, 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth: Hamilton, New Zealand
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 283 lb (128 kg)
Career information
High school: Kahuku (HI)
College: Utah
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Tevita Tolu Finau (born January 13, 1986) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at Utah.

He has been a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets, and Houston Texans.

Early years[edit]

Born in Hamilton, New Zealand, to Tolu and Takinima Finau, he lived in Maui until he was eight, in Tonga from years 8 to 12, and in Hawaii until he finished high school. Finau attended three high schools in Hawaii: Lahaina High School as a freshman and sophomore, Maui High School in his junior year, and Kahuku High & Intermediate School as a senior. He helped Kahuku win the Hawaii State Championship in 2004.

College career[edit]

Finau played two seasons of junior college football for Phoenix College. Finau appeared in 21 games in his two-year career for the Utes and finished with 42 tackles.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Finau was signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad on November 14, 2012 after going undrafted and spending time in training camp with both the Arizona Cardinals & Philadelphia Eagles. Finau was release from the practice squad on November 27, 2012.

New York Jets[edit]

Finau was signed to the New York Jets practice squad on December 5, 2012.[1] He signed a future/reserve contract on December 31, 2012.[2] He was released on August 31, 2013.[3] He was signed to the team's practice squad a day later.[4] Finau was released on August 30, 2014[5] and signed to the team's practice squad a day later.[6]

Houston Texans[edit]

Finau was signed by the Houston Texans to a reserve futures contract on December 30, 2014. He was cut on 6 September 2015.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (5 December 2012). "DT Finau Signed to Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 7 December 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (31 December 2012). "Jets Sign 8 to Reserve/Future Contracts". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 31 December 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Lange, Randy (1 September 2013). "3 Arrive Via Waivers; 7 Added to Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Lange, Randy (August 30, 2014). "Jets Make Final Cuts to Get to 53". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ Lange, Randy (August 31, 2014). "Seven Signed to Jets Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 31, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Houston Texans cut 18 players, including Louis Nix III". espn.go.com. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 

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