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Former Timpview, Utah LB Pita Taumoepenu Signs With Denver Broncos

May 18, 2021, 10:16 AM
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Pita Taumoepenu #50 of the Utah Utes celebrates a called touchdown against the Arizona State Sun Devils during their game at Rice-Eccles Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The call was later reversed. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Timpview High and Utah Utes linebacker Pita Taumoepenu signed a free agent deal with the NFL’s Denver Broncos.

The Broncos announced the addition of Taumoepenu on Monday, May 17.

Denver is Taumoepenu’s fifth NFL team.

He last played for the Atlanta Falcons in 2020.

About Pita Taumoepenu

Taumoepenu, a native of Provo, Utah, played high school football at Timpview High School.

He was rated as a two-star prospect in the class of 2013 by 247Sports.

After his high school career, Taumoepenu played college football at the University of Utah.

He played for the Utes from 2014-16.

During his college career, the linebacker recorded 73 total tackles, 50 solo tackles, 25.5 tackles for loss, 21.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery in 46 games.

Following his time with Utah, Taumoepenu was selected by the San Francisco 49ers during the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

He played for the Niners from 2017-19.

After his time with San Francisco, Taumoepenu was a member of the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks before joining the Falcons last season.

He has recorded five total tackles in five career NFL games.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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