Eathyn Manumaleuna
Defensive Line 55
305 lbs.
Last School
Timpview High School
Roster Years
2007 | 2010-2013

Career Summary

Eathyn Manumaleuna came to BYU after helping Timpview High School to a state championship in 2006. As a four-time letterman at BYU he played in 56 games with 51 starts. Manumaleuna registered 144 total tackles and 6.5 sacks during his career. He helped BYU to a No. 13 national ranking in total defense in 2011. As a freshman he was also part of a defensive effort ranked No. 9 in the nation in rush defense and scoring defense. Manumaleuna received four national and independent honors as a Cougar. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details. 


  • Signed free agent deal with the New York Giants in 2014


  • Parents are Leroy and Lani
  • Married to wife Vea and has one son Benson
  • Oldest of five children
  • Has one brother and three sisters
  • Uncle Frank (UCLA) and cousin Brandon (Arizona) played in the NFL 
  • Served a mission to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (2008-10)

Before BYU

  • A Salt Lake Tribune 4-A first-team All-State selection
  • A Daily Herald Elite 11 All-Valley selection 
  • Ranked second on the roster with five sacks, four hurries and three forced fumbles
  • Part of an offensive line that helped produce a 1,700-yard rusher and a 1,400-yard passer
  • Helped lead Timpview HS to the 2006 4-A State Championship title
  • Played for former BYU standout Louis Wong at Timpview HS
  • Blocked for an offense that produced 26.5 points per game
  • High school teammate of BYU players Houston Reynolds and cousin of Famika Anae
  • Nephew of BYU offensive coordinator Robert Anae
  • Recruited by Oregon
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2007

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Started every game at nose tackle as a true freshman
  • Recording 25 tackles, including 14 solo takedowns
  • Posted three tackles for loss and one sack with one quarterback hurry and one pass defended ...
  • Blocked UCLA's 28-yard field goal attempt with three seconds on the clock to seal BYU's 17-16 victory in the Las Vegas Bowl
  • Had a season-high four tackles vs. Air Force, including a solo sack
Sophmore Year 2010

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Played in 13 games, starting in eight
  • Finished with 27 tackles, including 3 TFL and 2.5 sacks
  • Also had one interception and one pass breakup
  • Registered 1.5 sacks at Florida State
  • Had a season-high 6 tackles vs. Nevada
  • Intercepted the first pass of his career vs. New Mexico
  • Totaled three tackles at Utah
Junior Year 2011

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Started all 13 games at defensive end
  • Registered 33 tackles on the year, including 16 solo tackles
  • Part of BYU defense ranked No. 19 in rushing defense (112.08 yards allowed)
  • Five tackles vs. Ole Miss in season opener
  • Four tackles at Texas
  • Had three tackles at TCU
  • Totaled four tackles vs. Tulsa in Armed Forces Bowl
Senior Year 2013

  • Named to the FBS All-Independent First Team
  • Holds the record for games played at BYU with 54. Previous record held by David Futrell (53)
  • Named to Outland Trophy watch list
  • Tallied a career-high 10 tackles (six solo) against Virginia in season opener
  • Recorded two straight games with six tackles and one tackle for loss (Texas and Utah)
  • Notched six tackles and one tackle for loss against Wisconsin
  • Named to the College Sports Madness All-Independent Third Team
  • Phil Steele All-Independent First Team
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2012

Medical Redshirt Year 2012

  • \r\n Started the first four games before suffering knee injury
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  • \r\n Recorded 11 tackles, four tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks
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  • \r\n Also forced one fumble, had one quarterback hurry and had a pass breakup
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