2004: A candidate for All-America honors ... on track to regain his fifth year of eligibility by earning his undergraduate degree in four years ... a second-team All-Pac-10 selection in 2004 ... had 54 total tackles and led the Pac-10 with 22 tackles for loss, one shy of Washington's single-season record ... his tackles for loss tally ranked second among Division I defenders ... also totaled nine sacks during the year, the ninth best single-season mark in UW history ... started all 11 games at either defensive tackle or defensive end ... had six tackles for loss at USC tied school record (Jerry Jensen, 1997 vs. ASU) and were most by a Pac-10 player this season .. also had three sacks vs. USC ... posted seven tackles, two TFLs and a sack at Oregon ... had four tackles, and a TFL vs. Arizona ... managed eight tackles, including a sack and three tackles for loss in Fresno State game ... registered five tackles and team-high two TFLs vs. UCLA ... had five tackles in the Apple Cup ... after Mapuolesega's injury, started at DE at Notre Dame, where he had seven tackles and 1.5 for loss ... had four tackles, two TFLs and a sack at Stanford ... posted six tackles, including five TFLs and two sacks vs. San Jose State ... only Husky ever (records go back to 1967) with four career games with four or more TFLs ... named the team's co-defensive player of the year along with linebacker Joe Lobendahn ... voted the team's John P. Angel Defensive Lineman of the Year award and the L. Wait Rising Lineman of the Year. 2003: One of six defensive players to start all 12 games last season ... one of three returning UW players who started all 12 games in 2003 ... has started 24 times during his career ... a two-time letterwinner ... missed the final week of spring drills due to a sprained knee ... totaled 31 tackles during the season ... is Washington's returning sacks leader after totaling four last year ... had a total of 10.5 tackles for loss, which was the third most on the squad ... had three tackles for loss in games against Nevada and Oregon ... made seven tackles against Nevada ... recovered a pair of fumbles during the season, both coming against Washington State ... named co-defensive Player of the Game against the Cougars ... bulked up to 280 for his senior season. 2002: Started all 13 games at defensive end in his first season of competing ... led all Huskies with 17 tackles for loss, and ranked second among UW defensive linemen with 38 tackles ... seven sacks tied for first on the team ... averaged 1.3 tackles for-loss per game, the sixth-best average in the Pac-10 ... part of an excellent Husky rush defense that ranked 11th in the nation with just 97.7 yards allowed per game ... had career-best six tackles -- including a remarkable four for-loss -- and one sack against Arizona ... four tackles for-loss against Arizona and Purdue (Sun Bowl) tied for the eighth-most ever by a UW player in a single game ... for his efforts against the Wildcats, was named coaches' defensive player of the week ... also earned the honor for three-sack performance against San Jose State ... sack total vs. the Spartans equaled the ninth-most ever by a Husky player in a single game ... sacked Washington State's Jason Gesser in the first quarter of the Huskies' 29-26 triple-overtime win over the third-ranked Cougars. 2001: Did not redshirt ... was ineligible to participate in games as a partial qualifier ... can earn back year of eligibility if on track to graduate in spring of 2005 ... was a major force on the scout team, earning the Mark Drennan Defensive Scout of the Year honor at the team banquet ... was twice named Huskies' Defensive Scout of the Week, for work prior to wins against Michigan and Arizona State.
High School and Personal: Parents are Mele, a retirement home worker, and Toetou, a Cambell's Soup employee ... youngest of four siblings ... finished his career with 470 tackles, 37 sacks and 47 tackles-for-loss ... made 16 tackles and four sacks in a win over Woodland High in 1999 ... received seven of a possible 10 votes to earn first-team honors in the Long Beach Press-Telgram's "Best in the West" poll ... the ninth-rated linebacker in SuperPrep's CA/HI 130 ... a PrepStar All-American ... a first-team all-CIF selection ... a second-team member of CalHiSports.com All-CIF squad ... 2000 Sacramento Bee All-City first team ... two-time Delta League Defensive MVP ... two-time Metro League oustanding defensive player ... majoring in American ethnic studies.
Year G-S Solo Asst. Tot. Loss FC FR PD Int. Sacks 2002 13-13 25 13 38 17-52 0 1-0 1 0-0 7-25 2003 12-12 21 10 31 10.5-41 0 2-0 0 0-0 4-17 2004 11-11 35 19 54 22-97 0 0-0 1 0-0 9-56 Totals 36-36 81 42 123 49.5-190 0 3-0 2 0-0 20-98
Hopoi news and features:
Frustration mounts for UW's Hopoi - Tacoma Tribune (Nov. 16, 2005)
Q&A With Manase Hopoi - Gohuskies.com (Oct. 11, 2005)
Hopoi: Sackmaster - Gohuskies.com (Sept. 23, 2005)
Hopoi Named to Outland Trophy Watch List - Gohuskies.com (June 29, 2005)
Hopoi Makes Lombardi Trophy Watch List - Gohuskies.com (Aug. 22, 2005)
Sack-happy Hopoi may be back in bag for UW - Seattle Times (Oct. 28, 2004)
Hopoi excels in UW's lost season - Seattle PI (Oct. 27, 2004)
Hopoi hammers Trojans - Seattle Times (Oct. 24, 2004)
Tackling the Job - gohuskies.com (Oct. 7, 2004)
Hopoi goes from opportunity to successful reality - Seattle Times (Aug. 31, 2004)