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54 Andrew Motuapuaka
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  • Linebacker
  • r-Freshman
  • 5' 11"
  • 241 lbs.
  • Salem
  • Virginia Beach, Va.

Updated: December 5, 2013

pronounced mo-TOO-uh-poo-WAH-kuh

2013: Was redshirted … Worked on the scout team as a linebacker … Posted a 365-pound bench press, a 380-pound front squat and a 32.5-inch vertical jump in fall scout team max testing.

High School: Played for Coach Robert Jackson at Salem High … Listed as the No. 20 inside linebacker in the country and the No. 13 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Rated the No. 24 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 23 player in Virginia in SuperPrep’s preseason issue … Ranked as the No. 94 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 36 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 24 middle linebacker in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 24 outside linebacker in the country, the No. 48 player in his region and the No. 15 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … Selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl … A second-team Group AAA all-state selection by Virginia Preps … A first-team All-Tidewater selection by The Virginian Pilot as a senior after posting 115 tackles, including 21 tackles for loss and eight sacks … Also had three interceptions and five forced fumbles … A first-team All-Eastern Region selection at linebacker … A first-team All-Beach District selection at linebacker … First-team All-757 … A two-time All-Tidewater selection … Had 97 tackles and three interceptions his junior year … Also played basketball and threw the shot put and discus for the track team.

Personal: Andrew Warren Motuapuaka … Born 6/29/95 in Auckland, New Zealand … Son of Siaosi and Manu Motuapuaka, who are from Tonga and went to school in New Zealand … Has a younger brother and younger sister … Family migrated to the U.S. and his father joined the U.S. Army … Contemplated major is mechanical engineering.

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