With the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, Mika Tafua is a professional football player who is an end. His height is 1.91 m, and his weight is 113 kg. He went to Kamehameha High School, where he played high school football, and was twice named to the first team of the ILH All Stars and the All-Hawaii teams.
As a junior, he was given the distinction of being named to the first team. He received the 2014 Interscholastic League of Honolulu co-Defensive Player of the Year honors and was named to the first team all-state as a senior. During his time at the University of Utah, he played college football for the Utah Utes. His true freshman year of 2017 was spent as a redshirt. Throughout the course of 2018, he participated in 11 games, making six starts, three at right end and three at left end.
He participated in every game of the 2019 season—14 in total—starting 13 of them. As a junior in 2020, he made each of his five starts and led the defensive line in tackles with 14. In addition, he caused a fumble, hurried three quarterbacks, and broke up two passes. In 2021, his senior year in college, he started all 14 games at defensive end and was named to the Ted Hendricks Award Watch List.
With 49 total tackles, he led the defensive line. He also had the most sacks (10.5), pass breakups (3), quarterback hurries (4), caused fumbles (1), and recovered fumbles (1), as well as other stats (9.5). A free agent after the 2022 NFL Draft, Tafua signed with the Dallas Cowboys.
Who Are Mika Tafua Parents?
Mika Tafua is the son of Diane Tafua and the late Lausii Tafua.