Is Jason Fanaika Utah's strongest football player?

BY foxsports • September 8, 2015

The Utah Utes looked phenomenal in their season opener on FS1 against the Michigan Wolverines, and have even cracked the AP Top 25 polls this week.

There are lots of impressive players on their squad, but the latest to catch some buzz on social media is defensive end Jason Fanaika. A recent story explains his long, challenging road to a starting gig at Utah. 

According to Bleacher Report's Bryan Fischer, Utah coach Kyle Whittingham says that Fanaika is the "strongest" player on the team. The same tweet says that Fanaika can bench over 500 pounds.

Fanaika played in all thirteen games for Utah in 2014, with eight starts. He recorded 55 tackles and 5 sacks last season as well. The 6'3", 270-pound defensive end also had four tackles during Utah's season opener vs. Michigan.  

(h/t Bryan Fischer)


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