Sione Takitaki Takes Draft Phone Call While Using Restroom

Apr 27, 2019, 7:52 PM
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

PROVO, Utah – After being drafted in the third round on Friday in the 2019 NFL Draft, former BYU linebacker Sione Takitaki took the phone call from the Cleveland Browns in the bathroom.

The former Cougar told the media on his conference call that he was sitting on the toilet when the Browns called him to let him know that they were going to draft him.

Takitaki was the only BYU player selected in the Draft and the second player from the state of Utah, when he was taken with the 80th overall pick in the third round to the Browns.

“I was watching it [the draft] on TV and I saw the [Los Angeles] Rams had their pick in and that Cleveland was next,” Takitaki said. “I never really talked to Cleveland in the past other than at the combine. So, I went to use the restroom and as I sat on the toilet, I get a call. I jumped right up and didn’t have to use the restroom anymore and then I answered my phone so, pretty funny,” he added.

The Browns didn’t have a first round pick in the 2019 Draft. They also drafted cornerback Greedy Williams out of LSU with their second round pick.

“This is a physical, physical football player. He plays with violence,” said Browns assistant general manager Eliot Wolf upon announcing the selection.

The Browns’ selection of the Takitaki marked the second consecutive year that a BYU linebacker was picked in the third round of the NFL Draft. Former Cougar Fred Warner was picked by the San Francisco 49ers in 2018.

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings


Kyle Ireland

Three Locals Projected As First Round Picks In ESPN NFL Mock Draft

Multiple college football players with ties to the state of Utah received first round grades in ESPN's latest NFL mock draft.
7 days ago
Kyle Ireland

Former BYU, Current 49ers Star Fred Warner Celebrates Wedding

Former BYU Cougars and current San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner shared the news of his marriage to Sydney Hightower.
9 days ago
Tony Siragusa...
Trevor Allen

Former NFL DT, TV Broadcaster Tony Siragusa Passes Away At Age 55

Former NFL defensive tackle and television broadcaster Tony Siragusa has passed away at the age of 55 on Wednesday.
12 days ago
Kyle Ireland

NFL Great Eli Manning Visits LaVell Edwards Stadium With BYU Legends

NFL great and former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning visited LaVell Edwards Stadium and met with some BYU football legends.
13 days ago

Ravens Linebacker Jaylon Ferguson Dies At Age 26

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson has died at age 26.
13 days ago
Kyle Ireland

Report: Former Highland DT Bryan Mone Signs Extension With Seahawks

Former Highland High School standout and current NFL defensive tackle Bryan Mone reportedly signed an extension with the Seattle Seahawks.
14 days ago
Sione Takitaki Takes Draft Phone Call While Using Restroom