Uani ' Unga
Linebacker 41
233 lbs.
Rancho Cucamonga, 
Last School
Oregon State
Roster Years

Career Summary

Uani 'Unga transferred to BYU from Oregon State. He played in all 26 games and started in 12 during his two-year BYU career. He recorded 171 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and four pass breakups while lettering both seasons. Unga led the team in tackles as a senior and took No. 4 on BYU's all-time list for tackles in a single game with 19. His performance as a linebacker was a significant contribution to BYU's No. 3 national ranking in total defense in 2012. He also garnered several all-independent accolades and was named to the Butkus Award watch list. 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 Christopher and Ofa
  • Born in Pomona, California
  • Served an LDS mission to Guatemala
  • Married to wife Lachelle
  • Also goes by Devin
  • Twin brother, Feti, played at Oregon State
  • Brother, Paul, played football at Arizona State
  • Cousin Harvey Unga is BYU's all-time leading rusher and plays for the Chicago Bears
  • Uncle Tim Manoa also played in the NFL
  • Majoring in communications
  • Also recruited by Utah and UNLV

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Kahuku High
  • Won the state title during senior year
  • First team all-state by the Honolulu Advertiser
  • Played in the Hawai'i state all-star game following his senior season
  • Also a standout in basketball
  • Helped Kahuku win the state basketball title in 2005, the first for the school in four decades
  • Rated the 13th best basketball prospect in Hawaii
  • Named to the state tournament team in basketball

At Oregon State:

  • (2010) Played in 12 games, totaling 14 tackles
  • (2009) Played in all 13 games, registering 12 tackles
  • Played in the Las Vegas Bowl against BYU
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year

Junior Year 2012

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Played in all 13 games
  • Recorded 28 tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack, one interception, one forced fumble and a pass breakup on the year
  • Returned an interception for 22 yards against Idaho while also forcing a fumble and adding a season-high five tackles
  • Solid contributor to the No. 3 total defense
Senior Year 2013

  • Named All-America to Honorable Mention
  • Earned FBS All-Independent First Team selection
  • Named to the Butkus Award watch list
  • Named FBS Independent Defensive Player of the Week (10/28)
  • Recorded 17 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery against Utah State
  • Tallied 17 tackles, one tackle for loss, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup in the win over Boise State
  • Notched 15 tackles against Wisconsin
  • Set a new career-high and set a new career record at BYU with 19 tackles and added one tackle for loss against Notre Dame
  • Named to the College Sports Madness All-Independent Second Team
  • Phil Steele All-Independent First Team
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2011

  • Redshirted the 2011 season per NCAA transfer rules
  • Valuable member of scout team
Medical Redshirt Year 2011

  • Redshirted the 2011 season per NCAA transfer rules
  • Valuable member of scout team