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  Shannon Tevaga
Shannon Tevaga

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Paramount, CA

High School:
La Mirada

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 316

Position:
OG

Birthdate:
10/29/1986

Experience:
3V

2007 -- This true senior had his starting streak of 34 straight games snapped when he did not suit up against Washington or at Oregon State due to a knee injury suffered at Utah (9/15) ... He played on a limited basis versus Notre Dame and returned to the starting lineup versus California ... He played the whole game versus Washington State, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon USC and BYU ... He concluded his career with 41 games started, including 10 this season ... Tevaga was considered one of the top offensive guards in the West and was on the Lombardi Award Watch List ... He was named a second-team pre-season All-America selection by some publications ... Tevaga played all but eight snaps at Stanford and all but two against BYU ... He injured his right knee late in the Utah game.

2006 -- Tevaga was named a first-team pre-season All-America selection by some publications ... Started all 13 games and played virtually every snap in each of those games ... Played at least 60 snaps in 11 of his 13 games ... Earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention for his efforts.

2005 -- As a true sophomore, he started all 12 games ... One of just two linemen (the only returner) to start every game ... Played at least 60 snaps in each of the last 10 games, including 94 at Washington State ... Helped the Bruins rush for 310 yards versus Northwestern ... Earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention for his efforts.

2004 -- As a true freshman, he spent most of the first six weeks playing on the PAT/field goal squad ... Moved into the starting lineup at strong guard against Arizona State ... He had previously played two snaps against Arizona and four snaps as an extra tight end at Cal ... Went on to start the final six games (ASU, Stanford, Washington State, Oregon, USC and Wyoming) of the season ... Played well once becoming a regular ... Earned third-team Freshman All-America honors and first-team Freshman All-Pac-10 acclaim from The Sporting News.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Played football for coach John Mele at La Mirada (CA) HS ... Rated the No. 22 prospect in the West and No. 21 OL prospect in the nation by TheInsiders.com ... SuperPrep All-American (No. 36 OL) ... Rated No. 26 prospect in California by SuperPrep ... Rated No. 36 prospect in the West by Tom Lemming ... Four-star nose tackle prospect by Max Emfinger ... Four-stars by TheInsiders.com ... PrepStar All-Region defensive selection ... Ranked No. 30 OL by collegefootballnews.com ... No. 15 OG nationally and No. 37 prospect in the West by rivals.com ... Three-star prospect by rivals.com and No. 27 prospect in California ... Member of Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 ... First-team All-State (Cal-Hi Sports.com) ... First-team All-CIF Southern Section ... First-team All-CIF SS Division IV ... Los Angeles Times All-Southeast / South Coast selection ... Pre-season PrepStar All-West ... Named league MVP for the offensive and defensive lines ... Served as team captain ... As a senior, he made 55 tackles, including four sacks and 10 for loss ... As a junior, he made 70 tackles with five sacks ... Also competed in track and field for coach Brick ... Named track team MVP.

PERSONAL -- Full Name: Shannon Lafitaga Tevaga ... Born: October 29, 1986 in Compton, CA ... Parents: Savvi and Lei Tevaga ... Has six brothers and sisters -- Shareiff, Sonny (who joined the Bruin football team in the Fall of 2006), Tele, Mavis, Analei, InaMae ... Lists his biggest sports thrill as getting pumped up to play on game day ... Hobbies include playing basketball ... History major.


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