Foketi, a native of Hesperia, Calif., and Kansas State, was the top vote getter on the offensive line as he is a 2012 Gene Upshaw Lineman of the Year finalist and was named first team American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-America Monday. Foketi started all 15 games for the Buffaloes and helped block for a Harlon Hill finalist quarterback (junior Dustin Vaughan), the nation's eighth-ranked passing offense and the 13th-ranked total offense.
Suffered a season-ending knee injury in the season opener.
Started every game at left tackle... Helped the Wildcat rushing attack gain 200.0 yards per game, which ranked second in the Big 12, 20th nationally and 11th in school history.
Lettered two seasons for the Sultana Sultans under head coach Zane Sweeny... Was named all-league, all-county and all-Southern California in 2007... Did not allow a single sack his senior campaign.
2011: Suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener and was granted a medical redshit.
Manase Foketi was born September 18, 1990... Parents are Salesi and Lina Foketi... Majoring in criminal justice.