Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Manase Tonga and the NFL Combine

Some BYU players from the 2009 football team have been invited to the 2010 NFL combine, including Max Hall, Dennis Pitta and Manase Tonga.

A friend of mine is working with "The Manase," as he trains, and he sent me some information about the Tonga training regimen.

Manase is projected to be the fourth fullback taken in the 2010 NFL draft, but his stock could improve significantly with a good workout at the combine. Getting hooked up with the right trainer is crucial, and Manase is working with ASAP Training in Provo.

"Being invited to the NFL Combine means a great deal to me," Said Tonga. "I know that there are no guarantees of getting drafted by going to the combine, but it is good to know that I will get a shot to prove myself."

Manase Tonga finished his senior year at BYU with 40 carries for 166 yards and four touchdowns. He also caught 30 passes for 271 yards and four touchdowns. Tonga’s best game of 2009 came against Oregon State, in the MAACO Bowl in Las Vegas, NV, where he rushed for 42 yards, including a 19 yard touchdown run and 15 yard touchdown reception.

ASAP Training helped Tonga return to the football team in 2009 after not playing in 2008. Tonga was integral to our success last year, and I hope he blows it up at the combine and has a great career in the NFL.

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