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David Fiefia
David Fiefia

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Valley City, Utah

High School:
Hunter

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 200

Position:
Tailback

Birthdate:
03/17/1981

Experience:
3L

Quickly: Earned the starting tailback spot after spring practice... Started several games at wide receiver as a freshman before being moved back to his natural position of tailback.

2002 (Jr.): Saw limited time as a backup tailback, but was heavily involved in special teams... Was the team's fourth-leading rusher with 12 carries for 29 yards... Best game was six carries for 24 yards against Nebraska... Caught five passes for 33 yards on the year... Led the team in punt returns with 11 for 100 yards and a 9.1 average... Also returned 11 kickoffs for a 22.9 average.

2001 (So.): The top backup to Emmett White at tailback... Rushed 30 times for 187 yards and two touchdowns on the year... Most of his yards came in the season finale when White was injured as he rushed 16 times for 116 yards and one score at Fresno State... Had 42 yards on eight carries against Central Florida... Caught six passes for 20 yards... Was a key return man as he had 14 kickoff returns for a 22.2 average to rank 61st in the nation.

2000 (Fr.): Played at wide receiver in his first season at Utah State... Was third on the team in receptions with 31 for 344 yards and one touchdown... Was ranked in the top 10 in the nation among freshman wide receivers... Had at least two receptions in 10-of-11 games with his best effort a five-catch game for 73 yards against Southern Utah... Ran the ball three times for 10 yards... Threw one pass on the year, an 18-yard touchdown pass to Jose Fuentes against Idaho... Was a co-winner of the team's Most Outstanding Freshman award with Nate Putnam.

High School: Was named Mr. Football in the state of Utah by the Deseret News in 1998... Rushed for 1,600 yards and 24 touchdowns as a prep senior... Defensively he recorded six interceptions... Also averaged 39.1 yards per punt.

Personal: Born March 17, 1981 in Salt Lake City... Son of Tevita and Melolini Fiefia... Undecided on his major... Hobbies include most sports... Was a three-year basketball letterwinner as well in high school... Is a cousin to former USU standouts Walter and Vaea Fiefia, who were both first-team all-Big West as defensive tackles during their careers.

Rushing Stats

Year	G/GS	Att.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	LG
2000	 11/3	    3	    10	  3.3	  0	  5
2001	 11/0	  30	  187	  6.2	  2	31
2002	 11/1	  12	    29	  2.4	  0	11
Totals	 33/4	  45	  226	  4.0	  2	31 1

Receiving Stats

Year	G/GS	No.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	LG
2000	 11/3	  31	  344	11.1	  1	34
2001	 11/0	    6	    20	  3.3	  0	  7
2002	 11/1	    5	    33	  6.6	  0	14
Totals	 33/4	  42	  397	  7.0	  1	34 1

Punt Return

Year	Att.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	LG
2001	  4	  26	 6.5	  0	15
2002	11	100	 9.1	  0	18
Totals	15	126	 7.8	  0	18 1

Kickoff Return

Year	Att.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	LG
2000	  1	    10	10.0	  0	10
2001	14	   311	22.2	  0	34
2002	11	   252	22.9	  0	45
Totals	26	   573	18.4	  0	45 1
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