Aleva Hifo
Wide Receiver 15
187 lbs.
Last School
Heritage High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Lesieli and Petelo Hifo
  • Cousin of BYU linebacker Sione Takitaki

Before BYU

  • Rated a three-star prospect by Scout and 247Sports out of Heritage HS
  • The No. 17 cornerback in the West by Scout
  • Played wide receiver, defensive back and punter in high school, leading Heritage to a 13-1 overall and 5-0 regional record in 2015
  • Helped team to the CIF Southern Section Inland Division Championship game in 2015, to the semifinals in 2014 and to the Central Division Championship title in 2013 when the team finished 13-1
  • As a senior he carried the ball 63 times for 488 yards and nine touchdowns along with 548 yards receiving and nine scores on 22 receptions
  • Also played baseball
  • Coached by Kraig Broach
  • Also recruited by Nevada
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2016

  • Played in all 13 games, starting two
  • Served as the primary kick returner with 440 return yards on 21 kick returns for an average of 21.0 yards
  • Had a long of 50 yards against West Virginia
  • Also had 11 receptions for 58 yards
Sophmore Year 2017

  • Second on the team with 437 receiving yards on 37 receptions
  • Scored two touchdowns
  • Had career-high 148 receiving yards against East Carolina
  • Recorded touchdown receptions against Mississippi State and UNLV
Junior Year 2018

  • Played in all 13 games, starting eight
  • Led the team in all-purpose yards totaling 545 including leading the team with seven punt returns for 135 yards
  • Second on the team in receiving with 28 catches for 358 yards and two touchdowns
  • Sixth on the team in rushing with 124 yards on 29 attempts and two touchdowns
  • Returned three kickoffs for 45 yards and a season long of 37 yards at Arizona
  • Posted a season high total rushing yards of 45 and a season long rush of 19 yards at then No. 6 Wisconsin
  • Threw a 31-yard touchdown pass at then No. 6 Wisconsin
  • Recorded a season high of two rushing touchdowns at UMass
  • Recorded career-long 70 yard reception (a team long) for a touchdown and a season high 85 total receiving yards against Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Senior Year 2019

  • Played in 12 games, starting seven
  • Posted 42 receptions, 483 yards and three touchdowns
  • Also added 23 carries, 104 rushing yards and two touchdowns
  • Led the team in punt returns with 14 for 222 yards, an average of 15.9 yards per return
  • Tied for second on the team with 30 total points
  • Second in all-purpose yards with 809
  • Had six receptions for 87 yards vs. Washington
  • Posted a season-best 111 receiving yards and two touchdowns at Toledo, including a 75-yard touchdown
  • Had multiple receptions in every game, finishing career with at least one reception in 47 of 51 total games
  • Posted three punt returns for 97 yards at Hawai'i, including a career-best 52-yarder
  • Offensive player of the game at Toledo
  • 2019 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award watch list nominee
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