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    Michael Hoomanawanui
    16 Michael Hoomanawanui
    Hometown:
    Bloomington, Ill.

    High School:
    Central Catholic

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 270

    Position:
    TE

    Birthdate:
    07/04/1988

    Lettered:
    2006-09

    Awards & Honors
    • 2009 Mackey Award Candidate
    • Athlon's Preseason Second-Team All-Big Ten
    • Lindy's Preseason Second-Team All-Big Ten
    • Phil Steele's Preseason Third-Team All-Big Ten

    HOOMANAWANUI Action Photo Gallery

    After Illinois: Picked by the St. Louis Rams in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft (132nd overall).

    2009: Played in eight games, starting five ... Had one catch, but it was his career-long, a 30-yarder in the season finale against Fresno State ... Returned to play against Cincinnati, but did not record any catches ... Missed the Northwestern, Minnesota and Michigan games with an ankle injury ... Had two catches for 18 yards at Purdue ... Returned after missing two games with an ankle injury to start against Indiana, but didn't record any catches ... Missed three quarters of the Penn State game and the Michigan State game with an ankle injury ... Had two catches for 13 yards at Ohio State ... Caught three passes for 51 yards against Illinois State ... Had one catch for two yards in the season opener vs. Missouri.

    2008: Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors by both the media and coaches ... Played in all 12 games and started eight at tight end ... Caught two passes for 21 yards in the season finale at Northwestern ... Had two receptions for 13 yards against Ohio State ... Caught four passes for 45 yards against Western Michigan ... Had a 25-yard reception at Wisconsin ... Caught a one-yard TD pass against Indiana ... Caught two passes for 33 yards against Minnesota ... Had two receptions for 23 yards at Penn State ... Caught a career-high five passes for a career-high 74 yards against Lousiana-Lafayette ... Caught two passes for 24 yards against Eastern Illinois ... Had three receptions and a touchdown for 48 yards versus Missouri ... Also returned an 18-yard kickoff against Mizzou.

    2007: Played in 11 games, starting five at tight end ... Caught one pass for 20 yards against Northwestern ... Caught a three-yard touchdown pass at No. 1 Ohio State ... Caught one pass for 12 yards at Iowa ... Returned a kickoff 16 yards at the end of the first half against No. 5 Wisconsin ... Hauled in his first career touchdown pass at Indiana, a two-yard connection with Juice Williams ... Caught the first pass of his career at Syracuse, a 27-yard strike on third down.

    High School: Chicago Tribune first-team All-State ... Chicago Sun-Times first-team All-State ... PrepStar All-Midwest Region ... Champaign News-Gazette All-State ... Bloomington Pantagraph All-State... First Team All-Cornbelt Conference ... WJBC-AM Ron Smith Player of the Year ... Three-star recruit, ranked as the No. 40 tight end in the country by Rivals.com ... Made 50 receptions for 843 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior ... Also, led team with 139 tackles and eight sacks on defense ... Lettered in basketball during freshman, sophomore and junior years ... High school coach was Bobby Moews ... Chose Illinois over Purdue, Northern Illinois and Oregon State.

    Personal: Full given name is Michael Patrick Hoomanawanui ... Born July 4, 1988 ... Son of Anne and Isy Hoomanawanui ... Has one sister ... Father played football for Illinois State... Majoring in sport management.


    Career Highs:

    Receptions: 5 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 9/13/08
    Receiving Yards: 74 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 9/13/08
    Long Reception: 27 at Syracuse, 9/15/07
    Touchdowns: 1, four times (last time vs. Indiana, 10/18/08)
    KO Returns: 1, three times (last time at Ohio State, 9/26/09)
    KO Return Yards: 18 vs. Missouri, 8/30/08
    Long KO Return: 18 vs. Missouri, 8/30/08


    Hoomanwanui's Statistics:

    Season Totals Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Year no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 9
    2007 0 0 0 0 5 64 2 27 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 16 0 16 0 0 0 0 80
    2008 0 0 0 0 25 312 2 25 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 18 0 18 0 0 0 0 330
    2009 0 0 0 0 10 114 0 30 0-0-0 0 0 0 2 18 0 12 0 0 0 0 132
    TOTALS 0 0 0 0 40 490 4 30 0-0-0 0 0 0 5 61 0 18 0 0 0 0 551

    Season Totals Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Year solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    2006 3 1 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 1 0 2
    2007 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 12
    2008 2 1 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 12
    2009 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    TOTALS 6 2 8 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 1 0 26


    2009 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    Sept. 5, 2009 vs. Missouri 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Sept. 12, 2009 ILLINOIS STATE 0 0 0 0 3 51 0 25 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 57
    Sept. 26, 2009 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 2 13 0 7 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 12 0 12 0 0 0 0 25
    Oct. 3, 2009 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 17, 2009 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 24, 2009 at Purdue 0 0 0 0 2 18 0 11 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
    Nov. 27, 2009 at Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dec. 5, 2009 FRESNO STATE 0 0 0 0 1 30 0 30 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30

    Games played: 8
    Avg. per catch: 11.4
    Kick ret. avg.: 9.0
    All purpose avg./game: 16.5

    2009 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    Sept. 5, 2009 vs. Missouri 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sept. 12, 2009 ILLINOIS STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sept. 26, 2009 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 3, 2009 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 17, 2009 at Indiana 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 24, 2009 at Purdue 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov. 27, 2009 at Cincinnati 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Dec. 5, 2009 FRESNO STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


    2008 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    Aug 30, 2008 vs. Missouri 0 0 0 0 3 48 1 24 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 18 0 18 0 0 0 0 66
    Sep 06, 2008 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 2 24 0 16 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
    Sep 13, 2008 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 0 0 0 0 5 74 0 23 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74
    Sep 27, 2008 at Penn State 0 0 0 0 2 23 0 14 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23
    Oct 4, 2008 at Michigan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 11, 2008 MINNESOTA 0 0 0 0 2 33 0 19 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33
    Oct. 18, 2008 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 2 6 1 5 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
    Oct 25, 2008 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 1 25 0 25 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25
    Nov 1, 2008 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 8, 2008 vs. Western Michigan 0 0 0 0 4 45 0 16 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
    Nov 15, 2008 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 2 17 0 7 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
    Nov 22, 2008 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 2 21 0 11 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21

    Games played: 12

    2008 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    Aug 30, 2008 vs. Missouri 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 6
    Sep 06, 2008 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 13, 2008 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 27, 2008 at Penn State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 4, 2008 at Michigan 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 11, 2008 MINNESOTA 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 18, 2008 INDIANA 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 6
    Oct 25, 2008 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 1, 2008 IOWA 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 08, 2008 vs. Western Michigan 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 15, 2008 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 22, 2008 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


    2007 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0 1 27 0 27 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
    Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 16 0 16 0 0 0 0 16
    Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 1 12 0 12 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
    Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 3 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 1 20 0 20 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
    Jan 1, 2008 vs. USC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Games played: 11
    Avg per catch: 12.8
    Kick ret avg: 16.0
    All purpose avg/game: 7.3

    2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 6
    Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 6
    Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Jan 1, 2008 vs. USC 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


    2006 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 18 2006 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 9

    Games played: 10
    Kick ret avg: 9.0
    All purpose avg/game: 0.9

    2006 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 1 0 2
    Nov 18 2006 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


    updated 12/21/09

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