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The road forward for Taumoepenu

The road forward for Taumoepenu

Timpview High School defensive end Pita Taumoepenu did something not many athletes at the high school level do when he recorded 25 sacks last season as an undersized defensive end. But what makes Taumoepenu's accomplishment even more extraordinary is that he did so having only played one year of high school football.

If there ever was a high school prospect that fits the bill of one having a lot of upside, untapped potential and a lot of room to develop, it's Pita Taumoepenu. Coming in at 6 feet 2 inches and 218 pounds, Taumoepenu came to America from Tonga. While in the United States he took up football. But back home on the friendly islands, Taumoepenu was a standout rugby player. In fact, he was named a...

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