The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League are a team that Mika Tafua plays defensive end for. He is 113 kilograms and 1.91 meters tall. As a junior, he was chosen twice for the first team of the ILH All Stars and twice for the All-Hawaii squad while playing high school football at Kamehameha High School.
He received the 2014 Co-Defensive Player of the Year award from the Interscholastic League of Honolulu as a senior and was selected to the First Team All-State. He played football for the Utah Utes at the University of Utah. During his true freshman year, 2017, he redshirted. He played in 11 games in 2018, starting six of them—three at right end and three at left end—and finishing with a record of 6–2.
He started 13 of the 14 games he participated in at right end in 2019. As a junior in 2020, he made all five starts and led the defensive line with 14 tackles. He also contributed two pass breakups, three quarterback hurries, and a forced fumble. He started at defensive end in each of the season’s 14 games during his senior year of college in 2021, earning a spot on the Ted Hendricks Award Watch List.
A league leader with 9.5 sacks, three pass breakups, four quarterback hurries, one forced fumble, and one recovery, he also led the defensive line with 49 tackles overall. Following the 2022 NFL Draft, Tafua signed a free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys.
Where Did Mika Tafua Attend Highschool And College?
Mika Tafua attended Kamehameha High School and played collegiate football for the Utah Utes football team at the University of Utah.