Houston Heimuli
Fullback 35
265 lbs.
Last School
Stanford / Bountiful HS
Roster Years

Pronunciation: Hay-moo-lee

BYU Highlights

Heimuli played one season at BYU (2022), joining the program as a graduate transfer from Stanford. He played in all 13 games during the 2022 season, mostly on special teams.


  • Major: Human Biology (Graduated from Stanford)
  • Missionary Service: Served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Indianapolis, Indiana (2015-17)
  • Son of Lakei and Pania Heimuli
  • Father, Lakei, played football at BYU (1983-86) and professionally for the Chicago Bears (1987)
  • Father was the starting fullback on BYU’s 1984 national championship team
  • Has four siblings, Hema, Helam, Hevynn and Harrison
  • Brother, Helam, played football at Weber State (2013-16)
  • Uncle, Hema Heimuli, played football at BYU (1991-95)
  • Loves late 1990s and early 2000s music, nickname is the "Tongan truck"

Before BYU

  • High school standout from Bountiful, Utah, who played at Stanford from 2017-2021 before transferring to BYU in January 2022 after graduating
  • Two-time all-state player at Bountiful High School where he was rated the nation’s second-best fullback by Scout and ESPN before signing with Stanford in 2015.
  • Appeared in 42 games as a blocking back for the Cardinal and was named a team captain in 2021
  • A key contributor for the Cardinal, he redshirted in 2017 before playing in 24 games in 2018 and 2019 at fullback and special teams, including three starts in 2019.
  • Earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention in 2020 during a pandemic-shortened six-game schedule
  • Selected as a team captain and appeared in 11 games in 2021.
  • Received the Outstanding Senior Award in 2021 and finished his Stanford career with seven receptions for 25 yards and one touchdown. 

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year 2022

  • Played in all 13 games, mostly on special teams
  • Joined BYU football program in January 2022 as a mid-year transfer after graduating from Stanford
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year