Uani 'Unga

Uani 'Unga
No. 47New York Giants
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-12-28) December 28, 1987
Place of birth: Pomona, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 233 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school: Kahuku (HI)
College: Brigham Young
Undrafted: 2014
Career history
Roster status: Reserve/Injured
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Total tackles: 59
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 2
Interceptions: 2
Player stats at

Uani "Devin" 'Unga (born December 28, 1987) is an American football linebacker for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Unga was not drafted in the 2014 NFL Draft after he suffered a knee injury on the last play in his college career. He played college football at Brigham Young from 2012 to 2013 and led the nation in tackles his final season. He served a two-year Mormon mission to Guatemala City Central after high school. Unga also played college football at Oregon State in 2009 and 2010.

Professional career

New York Giants

'Unga was signed by the New York Giants on December 23, 2014, as a member of the practice squad, up until that point he spent the season rehabbing a knee injury. On September 5, 2015, Unga made the final 53-man roster for the New York Giants[1] On September 13, 2015, 'Unga would get his first career start against the Dallas Cowboys where he recorded his first career interception against Tony Romo in a 27-26 loss.[2] 'Unga recorded his second interception in a September 24, 2015, game against the Redskins. On May 10, 2016, 'Unga was waived/injured by the Giants.[3] He cleared waivers and reverted to the Giants' injured reserve list.

Personal life

His older brothers Paul & J.J. Unga were also football players. Paul, a defensive end at Arizona State and J.J. an offensive guard at Midwestern State. He also has a twin brother Feti who played linebacker at Oregon State. His younger brother Metuisela plays tight end for the University of Hawaii and his other younger brother Chris plays defensive tackle for Utah State. He is the cousin of former NFL running backs Harvey Unga, Reno Mahe, and Naufahu Tahi.


  1. "New York Giants announce 53-man roster". Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  2. "Giants fall to Cowboys; Postgame Stats and Notes". Michael Eisen. September 13, 2015.
  3. Kratch, James (May 10, 2016). "More Giants roster moves: Uani 'Unga waived/injured, Matt Smalley signs". Retrieved August 17, 2016.

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