Atunaisa Mahe
Defensive Tackle 62
315 lbs.
West Jordan, 
Last School
West Jordan High School
Roster Years

Pronunciation: AH-too-Nye-suh Ma-hay

BYU Highlights

  • Played in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman (2019)
  • Played in 12 games in 2021, starting four, recording a career-high 26 tackles on the season
  • See "Year" tab for more information


  • Major: Experience Design and Management 
  • Missionary Service: Served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tonga (2016-18)
  • Fluent in Tongan
  • Cousin Moses Kaumatule played football for BYU

Before BYU

  • Deseret News 5A All-State Second Team 
  • Salt Lake Tribune Coaches' All-State Class 5A Honorable Mention
  • All-Region 3 First Team in 2015
  • All-Region 3 Second Team in 2014
  • Helped West Jordan High School to the first round of the state playoffs
  • Was the top heavyweight powerlifter in a 2015 Weber High tournament
  • Played rugby for West Jordan

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2019

  • Played in 13 games with two starts
  • Had 22 total tackles with 14 solo stops
  • Posted three tackles for loss including two sacks
  • Also added two quarterback stops
  • Had a season-high five tackles at San Diego State
Sophmore Year 2021

  • Played in 12 games, started four (vs. Arizona, vs. No. 21 Utah, at Utah State, at USC)
  • Career-best season with 26 tackles (12 solo, five for loss), 1.5 sacks and one quarterback hurry.
  • Career-high four tackles (one solo) at USC.
  • Recorded a career-high two tackles-for-loss in 26-17 win over No. 21 Utah. 
Junior Year 2022

  • Played in eight games
  • Recorded 13 tackles (four solo), 1.5 tackles-for-loss and a quarterback hurry
Senior Year 2023

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

  • A member of the scout team
Medical Redshirt Year

Sophomore 2020

  • Atunaisa Mahe pass rushing at WSU

    Atunaisa Mahe pass rushing at WSU