Matt Asiata
Matt Asiata

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Name: Matt Asiata
Occupation: Football Player
Gender: Male
Birth Day: July 24, 1987
Age: 35
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Leo

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Matt Asiata

Matt Asiata was born on July 24, 1987 in United States (35 years old). Matt Asiata is a Football Player, zodiac sign: Leo. @ plays for the team . Find out Matt Asiatanet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Trivia

He tied a Vikings record for most touchdowns in a single game with three, a feat he has accomplished multiple times in 2014.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

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Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

He won state titles in both football and basketball in his freshman year at Hunter High School in West Valley, Utah.

Biography Timeline

2003

In his freshman year of high school in 2003, Asiata and the Wolverines won Hunter High's first UHSAA Class 5A football championship ever over Skyline. He was also a member the state champion basketball team that same year.

2006

After failing to qualify out of high school, Asiata spent two seasons at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, where he played as a running back. In his first year, he rushed for 781 yards on 144 carries (5.4 ypc) and scored five touchdowns. In 2006, his sophomore year, Asiata set a new school record for single-season rushing yards with 1,494 despite missing one game with a hamstring injury. In a four-game stretch, he rushed for 459 yards (114.8 yards a game) on 61 carries (7.5 ypc) and scored six touchdowns.

Listed at 6'0" and 232 lbs, Asiata was given a three-star rating and was considered the 79th best running back in the nation according to Rivals.com. On December 11, 2006, Asiata committed to the University of Utah. He also had a scholarship offer from UNLV. Asiata attended the University of Utah from 2007 to 2010, where he went on to become an All-Conference pick at running back. Asiata finished his career with the Utes ranked third all-time at Utah with 24 career rushing touchdowns. He scored 26 total career touchdowns (rushing and receiving) to tie for third all-time. His 1,748 career rushing yards make him the school's fourteenth-leading rusher. During his college career, he had three 100-yard games, with a high game of 156 yards in 200. In 2009, he received an NCAA medical extension to his playing clock, allowing him a sixth year in 2010.

2008

After breaking his leg in the very first game of the 2007 season at Oregon State, Asiata returned in 2008 and played in all 13 games with one start. He led the Utes in carries with 146, rushing with a career-high 707 yards (4.8 ypc and 54.4 ypg) and touchdowns with 12, which tied for second-best in the Mountain West Conference. He also had 13 receptions for 111 yards and one touchdown and completed 2-of-3 passes out of the "Asiata Formation," with both completions going for touchdowns. His biggest outcome of the season came in Week 4 against the Air Force when he had 19 carries for 116 yards. Other big games included 85 yards against New Mexico on November 1 and 83 against San Diego State on November 15. The Utes went undefeated, going 13–0, and went on to face Alabama in the 2009 Sugar Bowl. The Utes won the game, and created controversy over the fact that the Utes were not in the BCS Championship Bowl that was played between two teams with 1 losses each. At the end of the season, Utah was the only remaining undefeated team in the country and was ranked #2 on the Associated Press (AP) Final Poll.

2011

On July 27, 2011, Asiata signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent after the lockout ended and spent training camp and preseason with the team. He was released by the team during the final cuts but was then placed on the practice squad on September 5, but two days later he got cut. After no NFL teams claimed his services, he spent a couple of weeks with UFL's Omaha Nighthawks on a tryout.

After spending 2011 out of football, James Saxon (the running backs assistant) convinced head coach Leslie Frazier to give Asiata another shot in the offseason of 2012. On January 5, 2012, Asiata was re-signed by the team. At the start of the 2012 season, Asiata earned a roster spot due to his special teams abilities and was named the third running back on the Vikings depth chart, beating out other running backs Jordan Todman and Lex Hilliard.

Asiata is of Samoan descent. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and has three sons and two daughters. He has a brother, Shawn, who also played as a running back for the Utes, and a cousin, Isaac Asiata, who played as an offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills. After the Vikings released him in 2011, he went back home to Utah and got a job driving a forklift in a big warehouse. He also appears in the HBO series Game of Thrones as an extra in the 4th season.

2015

In 2015, Asiata played in all 16 games for the second time in his career, and also played in his second career playoff game. With Peterson's return, Asiata came back to special teams, corralling a career-high six special teams tackles. For the most part of the season, he entered the field only on third-down situations due to his superior blocking and receiving skills, and had 29 carries for 112 yards (3.9 avg) and caught 19 passes for 132 yards (6.9 avg) in the regular season.

2017

On May 30, 2017, Asiata signed with the Detroit Lions. On September 1, 2017, he was released by the Lions.

2018

In 2018, Asiata signed with the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football for the 2019 season.; Asiata's totals were 7 rushes for 10 yards and a touchdown. He was placed on injured reserve on March 12, 2019. The league ceased operations in April 2019.

Family Life

Matt married Tangi Atiga in 2005.

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Currently, Matt Asiata is 35 years, 4 months and 3 days old. Matt Asiata will celebrate 36th birthday on a Monday 24th of July 2023. Below we countdown to Matt Asiata upcoming birthday.

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