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Takitaki impresses at the NFL Combine

Sione Takitaki

Former BYU Linebacker Sione Takitaki just wrapped his experienced at the 2019 NFL Combine. The defensive standout from Fontana, CA was impressive in his performance for NFL general managers and scouts during his time in the Hoosier State this week.

Former BYU Linebacker Sione Takitaki (@STakitaki) just wrapped his experienced at the 2019 NFL Combine. The defensive standout from Fontana, CA was impressive in his performance for NFL general managers and scouts during his time in the Hoosier State this week.

 

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Sione Takitaki’s 2019 NFL Combine Results:

Height: 6′ 1″

Weight: 238 lbs.

Arms: 32″

Hands: 9 5/8″

 

40 Yard Dash: 4.63 seconds

Bench Press: 24 reps

Vertical Jump: 37.0 inches

Broad Jump: 125.0 inches

3 Cone Drill: 7.21 seconds

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.28 seconds

60 Yard Shuttle: 11.98 seconds

 

Sione Takitaki truly shined in his 60 Yard Shuttle scoring the fastest time for all LBs that were tested in Indianapolis this weekend. Takitaki continued to awe as his Broad Jump was 2nd best result amongst all linebackers at the combine with his 10+ foot leap. The former BYU great was also in the top 10 for his position group in the bench press, vertical jump, 3 Cone Drill, and 20 Yard Shuttle drills.

The only area where Sione was outside the elite of his group was in the 40 Yard Dash where he was in the middle of the pack and .01 seconds ahead of Utah product, Cody Barton.

 

 

Takitaki is the only invitee and participant from Brigham Young University at the NFL Combine this season. But this is how his results stack up to former Cougars at the Combine:

 

Year Player 40 Yard Vertical Bench Broad Jump 3 Cone Shuttle
2019 Sione Takitaki 4.63 37 24 125 7.21 4.28
2018 Fred Warner 4.64 38.5 21 119 6.9 4.28
2017 Harvey Langi 33 23 118 7 4.32
2015 Alani Fua 4.73 34.5 18 118 6.83 4.15
2014 Kyle Van Noy 4.71 32.5 21 112 7.22 4.2
2014 Uani’ Unga 4.82
2008 Bryan Kehl 4.67 34 26 119 6.88 4.23
2005 Brady Poppinga 4.59 35.5 26 110 7.27 4.38
2004 Colby Bockwoldt 4.6 34 14 112 7.12 4.05
2002 Justin Ena 4.71 34 20 116 6.78 4.11
2000 Rob Morris 4.77 33 18 113 6.93 4.17
1999 Derik Stevenson 4.9 31 14 111 7.81 4.3
1996 Stan Raass 5.12 29.5 19 101 4.7
1990 Bob Davis 4.74 29 19 103 4.17
1990 Chad Robinson 4.94 30.5 114 4.4

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    Ben Criddle hails from Glendale, Arizona. After playing junior college football he served a Spanish speaking mission for his church in Spokane, Washington. In 2005, he "walked-on" to the BYU football team, later earning a scholarship and becoming a two year starter at cornerback. Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2008 and moved on to become the current owner and founder of OrthoPros of Utah, (a distributor of DJO Global orthopedic devices and other medical equipment). August 3rd 2011, marked his official launch into the sports radio world as the co-host of CougarSports, the first successful BYU dedicated sports radio show. Ben has been supplying cougar nation with candid, unfiltered cougar sports analysis with a dose of attempted humor everyday since that summer morn. Put on your blue goggles and join him from 3-7pm as he breaks down all things BYU throughout the year.

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