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#19 Homer Mauga
Position: LB
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Helix
Other College: Grossmont College
Alma Mater: Helix/Grossmont College
Experience: Junior College
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2012: Started all 12 games and was Vandals’ fourth leading tackler ... finished the season with 70 total stops (35 solo and 35 assists) ... also had a team-best eight tackles for loss (-28 yards) ... had one sack as well as two interceptions, two hurries, one pass breakup and one forced fumble.
2011: Played in all 12 games and started two ... had 47 total tackles (25 solo, 22 assists) as well as 6.5 tackles for loss, four pass breakup, three quarterback hurries and one sack ... best game was 10 tackles (four solo and six assists) at Texas A&M.
2010: Vandals fourth leading tackler after transferring from Grossmont College ... had 45 solo stops and 29 assists in tallying 74 total tackles ... started 11 of 13 games ... also had seven tackles for loss (-39 yards) and three quarterback sacks (-26 yards) ... forced one fumble and had three passes defensed.
Junior college: Highly touted linebacker at Grossmont ... was a Region III All-California first-team selection as well as a JC Athletic Bureau All-Southern California first-team choice ... he was a two-time selection for Pacific Coach Athletic Conference player of the week and was his team’s Defensive Most Valuable Player during Grossmont’s U.S. Bank Beach Bowl Championship season ... played in the Triumphant Sports Junior College All-American Game and was chosen to the 38th annual National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame team ... had 72 tackles, 15.5 sacks (in 17 tackles for loss), seven quarterback hurries, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
High school: 2008 Helix High School graduate ... played in the Alex Spanos All-Star Football Classic ... was an eight-time Player of the Week choice and was nominated 12 times ... team MVP and Grossmont South League Defensive Player of the Year ... as a junior, also was his team’s MVP.
Personal: Son of the Rev. Benson and Mouna Mauga ... twin brother Hutch plays at Grossmont College ... born Nov. 8, 1990 ... great grandson of Paramont High Chief Mauga, one of the deed signees that enabled the Tutuila Islands to become American Samoa ... Cousins Mosi Tatupu, Dan Saleaumua, the late Junior Seau and Josh Mauga played in the NFL.

Career bests
Total tackles:
10, twice (at Louisiana Tech, Oct. 20, 2012, and at Texas A&M, Sept. 17, 2011)
Solo tackles: 8, twice (at Louisiana Tech, Oct. 20, 2012, and at Texas State, Oct. 13, 2012)
Assists: 7 (at Utah State, Nov. 24, 2012)
Tackles for loss: 2, three times (vs. Wyoming, Sept. 22, 2012; vs. Hawai`i, Oct. 29, 2011, and at Texas A&M, Sept. 17, 2011)
Sacks
1, five times (vs. Wyoming, Sept. 2, 2012; at New Mexico State, Oct. 14, 2011; vs. San Jose State, Dec. 4, 2010; at Colorado State, Sept. 25, 2010, and vs. North Dakota, Sept. 2, 2010)
Interceptions
1, twice (vs. New Mexico State, Oct. 6, 2012, and
vs. Eastern Washington, Aug. 30, 2012)
Passes defensed
2 (vs. North Dakota, Sept. 10, 2011)
Quarterback hurries
2 (vs. Hawai`i, Oct. 29, 2011)
Forced fumble
1 (vs. San Jose State, Dec. 4, 2010)
Fumble recovery
1 (at Louisiana Tech, Oct. 20, 2012)

Games Solo Assist Total TFL-yards Sacks-yards Int PBU QBH FR FF Blocked kick Safety
2010 13 45 29 74 7.0-39 3.0-26 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
2011 12 25 22 47 6.5-24 1.0-2 0 4 3 0 0 0 0
2012 12 35 35 70 7.5-28 1.0-13 2.0-2 1 2 0 1 0 0
Career 37 105 86 191 21.0-91 5.0-41 2.0-2 8 5 0 2 0 0
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