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Hercules Mata’afa
Player Profile:
Hercules Mata’afa 1809300
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 245
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Lahaina, Hawaii
High School: Lahainaluna
Experience: 1 Letter

WSU CAREER

RS-FRESHMAN (2015): Played in all 13 games, totaling 32 tackles, 11.0 tackles-for-loss and 7.0 sacks…added a forced fumble and a fumble recovery…named to USA TODAY Sports Freshman All-America First Team…earned 2015 All-Pac-12 honorable mention honors…led team in sacks along with Darryl Paulo, T-4th in Pac-12…tied for third on team in TFLs, T-14th in Pac-12…named Outstanding Lineman of the Sun Bowl after registering two tackles and a sack in win over Miami…season-best six tackles, 3.5 TFLs and two sacks at California…had four tackles, 1.5 TFLs and a sack at Washington…also registered sacks against Wyoming, Oregon, ASU and Colorado.

FRESHMAN (2014): Redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Attended Lahainaluna High School in Lahaina, Hawaii…as a SOPHOMORE, earned All-Maui Interscholastic League second team…as a JUNIOR, named All-MIL First Team after tallying 64 tackles including 12.5 sacks…as a SENIOR, earned All-State First Team honors from Hawaii Star-Advertiser and ScoringLive…named winner of the Cover2: Hawaii High School Football Weekly Defensive Player of the Year Award by KHON2 Sports...also named All-MILL First Team after recording 24 tackles-for-loss including 15 sacks…also wrestled, was state finalist as junior and senior at 215-pound weight class…rated three stars by ESPN.com and Rivals.com…ranked the No. 4 overall prospect in Hawaii by Rivals.com and No. 7 by ESPN.com.

 

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