Transfer Portal Delivers: Former Stanford Linebacker Commits To Utah Utes

Dec 7, 2022, 4:32 PM
STANFORD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 10: Levani Damuni #3 of the Stanford Cardinal walks onto the field for their game against the USC Trojans at Stanford Stadium on September 10, 2022 in Stanford, California.

SALT LAKE CITY – Graduate transfer Levani Damuni will be joining the University of Utah linebackers room after four seasons with the Stanford Cardinal.

Damuni made the announcement via social media on Wednesday, December 7.

After spending four seasons with the University of Stanford, Damuni announced his intention to transfer earlier this week.

He was one of several Cardinal to enter the transfer portal after longtime head coach David Shaw unexpectedly resigned following the teams loss to BYU ended their season.

“I want to thank my Heavenly Father first and foremost for a great four years at Stonford University. The relationships I’ve made on and off the field will last forever,” Damuni wrote.

“Thank you to all my teammates for pushing me to be better everyday and for all the memories. I love you boys. Thank you to my coaches, trainers, the football staff and everyone else for the support you’ve given me during my time on The Farm. After careful consideration and earnest prayer, my wife and I feel it would be best to enter the transfer portals as a graduate transfer. God bless!”

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About Levani Damuni

A 6’2, 242 pound linebacker from Providence, UT, Damuni brings plenty of experience with him to Salt Lake.

With his father, Waqa, as the Director of Student-Athlete Development/Academic Coordinator at Utah State and a pair of relatives in the BYU program, Levani had his choice of programs in his home state to join. Somewhat surprisingly, Damuni chose to forge his own path with the Utes.

Damuni started 24 games over the last two seasons with Stanford and 31 games in his Cardinal career.

In 2022 he finished with 76 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and one sack while forcing two fumbles. Damuni had his highest tackle total of the season against Utah earlier this year, finishing with 12 stops in early November.

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As a graduate transfer, Damuni will have one season of eligibility remaining.

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