Feti `Unga (pronounced fed-TEE OONG-uh - soft g) is the imcumbent starter at middle linebacker ... is expected to resume his role as the leader of the middle of the defense ... an aggressive, hard hitter ... a legitimate candidate for postseason awards ... superb at filling rushing lanes and stopping the ballcarrier at the point of attack ... has also been a special teams standout.
Played in nine games, starting eight ... set career-high with 14 tackles against UCLA ... also tallied 13 stops in the Civil War at Oregon ... recorded his only sack of the season against the Bruins ... suffered a sprained left knee on the first play against BYU and missed the next three games (Washington State, Utah and Stanford) - was among the conference's leaders in tackles at the time of the injury ... finished the season with 67 tackles, sixth on the team, despite missing most of four games.
Played in all 12 games ... made 32 tackles, including a season-high six vs. Oregon ... made his first career sack against Arizona State.
One of eight true freshmen to play ... 10 tackles on special teams, tied for second on the team ... 18 tackles overall ... notched seven tackles against Washington including getting involved in a TFL ... received regular playing time in an all-freshman linebacker alignment with his brother, Uani `Unga, and Rueben Robinson ... missed the Washington State game due to illness.
Originally signed with OSU with the class of 2006 before going on a two-year LDS Mission to Chile ... Kahuku won the state title in 2005 ... first team all-league ... first team all-state by the Honolulu Advertiser ... a standout in basketball for a team that won the state title for the first time in four decades ... rated 35th on the Scout.com Hot 100 list.
Born Kevin `Unga on December 28, 1987 in Pomona, California ... son of Chris and Ofa `Unga ... has eight siblings, Paul, Sioeli, Uani, Baybee Lani, Metuisela, Ami, Alani and Christopher ... twin brother, Uani, played linebacker at OSU for two seasons and now is at BYU ... brother, Paul, played football at Arizona State ... cousin Harvey `Unga played football at BYU and was drafted by the Chicago Bears of the NFL ... cousin, Fahu Tahi, played fullback in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings ... cousin, Reno Mahe, played several years in the NFL ... uncle Tim Manoa also played in the NFL ... lists his biggest athletic thrill as "winning the state championship" ... chose Oregon State because of "the great football program, great coaches and because Corvallis has a college town environment" ... majoring in ethnic studies.