Justin Taimatuia

#90 Justin Taimatuia Boise State

Height: 6’0”
Weight: 298
Hometown: American Samoa
Position: DT

Twitter: @Jaytee2times
Instagram: @Jayteazzy

Favorite Quote:
Hebrews 12:11 “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”

I first started playing football my freshman year of high school at Artesia High School in California.  I then transferred to Tafuna High School in American Samoa where I continued to play football until my senior year.  Following my senior year, I received an offer to play at Fort Scott Community College.  After completing two seasons, I received offers from Indiana, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, UTSA, University of Houston, Louisiana Tech, and Boise State University, as well as many other great programs. I decided to continue my football career at Boise State.

A specific trial that I had to overcome was the build-up of calcium that formed on my right Achilles tendon.  I received surgery on my Achilles my Red Shirt Senior Season that ultimately caused me to recover until the following spring.  The rehabilitation process was difficult, but I know that it has made me stronger as a player, teammate, and person.

I finished my college football career strong, as well as receiving a B.A in Communication with Boise State University.  I am excited for the possible opportunities that are ahead.

List of Achievements and Awards:
2015 Poinsettia Bowl Most Inspirational Player Award
2015 Valor Dixon Award – Boise State Football
Five 2015 Defensive Lineman of the Game Awards
2013 Jayhawk Conference Honorable Mention
2011 Co-Defensive Player of the Yeah ASHAA

History of High School – Current College:
Tafuna High School 2007-2011
Fort Worth Community College 2011-2013
Boise State University 2013-2015

Senior Year Stats – Appeared in all 13 games, started 12 games, recorded 2.0 sacks, 6 Tackles for loss, 12 solo Tackles, 25 total tackles, Intercepted Pass vs. Virginia (9/26) returned 21 yards for a touchdown

What do you think about USO Sports?
“I feel that Aaron possess great communication skills, and has kept me very informed throughout the entire process thus far. I also feel that Aaron has helped me see the potential in myself, and has helped me stay focused and positive throughout this journey.”