Vita Vea, who was born with the zodiac sign Aquarius, is best known as one of the best defensive maneuvers that the class of the National Football League (NFL) Draft 2018 has produced. The football player has been competing in NFL tournaments since 2018, after being selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as 12th in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Vea wears Tampa Bay’s No. 50 jersey and has been an active member of the team since he joined. Highlights and awards in his career include – as mentioned in his profile – the Morris Trophy (2017), first-team All-Pac-12 (2017), second-team All-Pac-12 (2016), and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year (2017).
Vita Vea’s Bio, Full Name
If there is one thing that fascinates people about the American defensive tackle player, it is his speaking name. Although the NFL star is known professionally as Vita Vea, his full name is Tevita Tuliʻakiʻono Tuipulotu Mosese Vaʻhae Fehoko Faletau Vea. His parents gave birth to him on February 15, 1995, in Milpitas, California, in the United States, and he was named after his paternal uncle.
As for Vita Vea’s education, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers player studied at Milpitas High School in California, where he played as a running back for the school soccer team in his senior year, scoring 11 touchdowns and winning 578 yards with 47 Carries. Vita did not graduate with his buddies; instead, the footballer took several online courses that eventually enabled him to continue his education.
Later, the soccer player went to the University of Washington to study anthropology. He joined the Washington Huskies, soccer team. As a junior, he recorded 5.5 tackles on loss, four pass interruptions, 44 tackles, one blocked shot and 3.5 sacks, four pass interruptions, and one blocked shot. He was also named Pac 12 Defensive Player of the Year 2017. In the same year, he won the Morris Trophy, making him one of Washington’s most decorated defensive players.
The Milpitas-born athlete joined the NFL in 2018 after declaring his intention to participate in the 2018 NFL Draft on January 2, 2018. He also participated in the 2018 NFL Combine but was unable to complete all his drills due to a hamstring injury he sustained.
Family – Parents, Siblings
Vita Vea is blessed with very supportive parents. The NFL star was born to Fipe Vea (mother) and Sione Vea (father). Coincidentally, the couple grew up in Tongatapu on the main island of Tonga, but only met for the first time after moving to Northern California. Previously, Vea’s parents had worked several jobs just to make ends meet. At the time, Sione ran a restaurant and was also a truck driver, while his wife was a caregiver. The couple once lost both their homes and were forced to move to a motel with their children due to a mortgage crisis.
Fipe is said to have played a prominent role in shaping their son’s career. When Vita was still growing, she forbade him to play soccer until his 6th grade because she was afraid he might get hurt. Today, she is his biggest fan and has been a great support to his robust career.
The NFL star has an older brother named Sifa Vea and he also has a sister named Alisi Vea who is five years older than Sifa. Sifa is a soccer player who currently represents the Bismarck Bucks in Champions Indoor Football in North Dakota. Like his younger brother, Sifa is a defensive player. During his early college years, he played as a defender, offensive lineman, and linebacker. He attended Milpitas High School and later Foothill College. The 6-foot 4-inch brother defensive tackle recently graduated from Dickinson College with a degree in criminal justice.
Body Stats: Height & Weight
When you get into a game with a certain build to ensure success, the Defensive Tackle is really blessed with a body frame that is absolutely appropriate for your career as a footballer. Vita Vea has an impressive height, measured at 1.93 meters, which is 1.93 meters, while his body weight is proportional to his height and is estimated at 157 kilograms, which is 347 lbs. However, his other body measurements still need to be detailed online.