Hunter’s Ephraim Asiata Shares Plans For Playing After Surviving Shooting
SALT LAKE CITY – Hunter football standout Ephraim Asiata shared his plans for his senior year with the Wolverines in the fall of 2023.
The prep player shared those plans in a post on Twitter on Saturday, November 26.
The Class of 2024 player said he plans on playing football as a senior.
“Planning on playing my senior year…. Finishing what I started but with full force,” Asiata tweeted. “GOD GOT ME still!!! Turn me up!”
Planning on playing my senior year…. Finishing what I started but with full force 😤. GOD GOT ME still!!! Turn me up!
— Ephraim Asiata (@AsiataEphraim44) November 26, 2022
Asiata was shot near Hunter High School on January 13. Two of Asiata’s teammates were killed in the shooting. Asiata was given a 1% chance of survival. Since then, he’s defied the odds and is well on the road to recovery.
Two months and one day after the shooting occurred, the young football star shared a video of him working out.
“ONE DAY AT A TIME #GodSpeed,” Asiata tweeted alongside the video.
On January 24, Asiata was shown in a video that was posted on social media by his sister of Ephraim working out in his hospital bed. His father, Matt, who is a former Utah Utes and NFL running back, was seen on the floor by his son’s bed doing pushups.