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Hunter’s Ephraim Asiata Shares Plans For Playing After Surviving Shooting

Nov 27, 2022, 5:48 PM

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Hunter High football player, student Ephraim Asiata. (Photo courtesy of Instagram)

(Photo courtesy of Instagram)

SALT LAKE CITYHunter 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!”

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.

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

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Hunter’s Ephraim Asiata Shares Plans For Playing After Surviving Shooting