95 Days Until The College Football Season Kicks Off
The run on defensive linemen continues.
Yesterday for day 96, I covered a legendary interior defensive lineman that played for the U, that unfortunately passed away way too soon in Cortez Kennedy. Today for day 95, I’ll be highlighting another run stuffer that recently made an NFL roster.
Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa was recently picked up as an undrafted free agent by the Las Vegas Raiders, but before his NFL dreams became a reality, he was a run stuffer at Kapolei High School in Kapolei, Hawaii. Rated as a 3 star recruit, Tagovailoa-Amosa held offers from Navy, USC, Oregon, and Washington, but decided to accept a scholarship to play at Notre Dame.
Tagovailoa-Amosa, cousin of Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, played five seasons for the Irish. As a true freshman, Tagovailoa-Amosa saw time in all 13 games making 13 total tackles. The following season was cut short after he broke his foot; prior to that he made 2 tackles in 2 games.
2019, Tagovailoa-Amosas junior year saw him start 12 of 13 games and make 22 tackles and 0.5 sacks. In 2020, Tagovailoa-Amosa made Second Team All ACC following a quiet, yet solid season where he made 17 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and forced 1 fumble. As a graduate senior, Tagovailoa-Amosa was named a team captain; he also made 25 tackles, 2 sacks, and forced 1 fumble on his way to being named All-Independent First Team.
After going undrafted, the Las Vegas Raiders picked up Tagovailoa-Amosa to add defensive line depth. Tomorrow for day 94, we’re staying on the theme of defensive linemen with one from one of Notre Dames rivals.