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O-Lineman Gets Offensive! Mike Iupati Grabs Tipped Pass & Rumbles Ahead! | Vikings vs. Cardinals
O-Lineman Gets Offensive! Mike Iupati Grabs Tipped Pass & Rumbles Ahead! | Vikings vs. Cardinals
Published: 2015/12/11
Channel: NFL
Mike Iupati suffers Scary Concussion against the Seahawks
Mike Iupati suffers Scary Concussion against the Seahawks
Published: 2016/03/28
Channel: Don Mega
49ers select Mike Iupati
49ers select Mike Iupati
Published: 2010/04/23
Channel: bonstonkers49ers
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49ers mike Iupati clay mathews
Published: 2013/01/14
Channel: junior iupati
The journey of Cardinals guard Mike Iupati
The journey of Cardinals guard Mike Iupati
Published: 2015/03/26
Channel: Cameron Cox
Mike Iupati signs deal with Cardinals
Mike Iupati signs deal with Cardinals
Published: 2015/03/19
Channel: Arizona Cardinals (NFC West - NFL)
Acceptance video from Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year Mike Iupati
Acceptance video from Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year Mike Iupati
Published: 2016/01/05
Channel: Polynesian Football Hall of Fame
Mike Iupati with a hilarious 80 yard touchdown run!
Mike Iupati with a hilarious 80 yard touchdown run!
Published: 2016/02/22
Channel: Brenden Dallas
Mike Iupati hit taken off field on a stretcher Kam Chancellor
Mike Iupati hit taken off field on a stretcher Kam Chancellor
Published: 2015/11/16
Channel: Nicholas Skaggs
Mike Iupati
Mike Iupati
Published: 2010/12/01
Channel: junior iupati
Mike Iupati #77  UI vs USC
Mike Iupati #77 UI vs USC
Published: 2008/08/09
Channel: junior iupati
2015 Free Agency Class: Mike Iupati
2015 Free Agency Class: Mike Iupati
Published: 2015/03/19
Channel: Arizona Cardinals (NFC West - NFL)
LG Mike Iupati Highlights 2009 Idaho vs Bowling Green
LG Mike Iupati Highlights 2009 Idaho vs Bowling Green
Published: 2010/01/02
Channel: ProDraftParty
Mike Iupati Cardinals
Mike Iupati Cardinals
Published: 2017/05/27
Channel: R49 Y
REHEARSAL DINNER  || IUPATI WEDDING
REHEARSAL DINNER || IUPATI WEDDING
Published: 2016/07/16
Channel: Tanya Togafau
2016 NFL Preview: Top 50 Guards
2016 NFL Preview: Top 50 Guards
Published: 2016/08/07
Channel: Philly Influencer
330 LB guard Mike Iupati grabs tipped pass for 10 yard gain
330 LB guard Mike Iupati grabs tipped pass for 10 yard gain
Published: 2015/12/11
Channel: Sports Videos
Mike Iupati and Will Tukuafu the "BULLIES"
Mike Iupati and Will Tukuafu the "BULLIES"
Published: 2012/09/26
Channel: ryoungsta
Mike Iupati Signing Autographs!
Mike Iupati Signing Autographs!
Published: 2014/08/05
Channel: 49er Interviews
Mike Iupati of the 49ers talks the Super Bowl - 2013-01-30
Mike Iupati of the 49ers talks the Super Bowl - 2013-01-30
Published: 2015/09/11
Channel: Orange County Register
Celebrity Homes - Tyrese Gibson, Drew Brees, Cat Deeley and More
Celebrity Homes - Tyrese Gibson, Drew Brees, Cat Deeley and More
Published: 2015/11/18
Channel: CelebrityHomes
Mike Iupati crushes Clay  Mathews, 49ers vs Packer
Mike Iupati crushes Clay Mathews, 49ers vs Packer
Published: 2013/01/13
Channel: DJ & MATAYO'S WORLD
Mike Iupati vs rams
Mike Iupati vs rams
Published: 2010/11/18
Channel: junior iupati
49ers Exit Day Press Conference - Mike Iupati
49ers Exit Day Press Conference - Mike Iupati
Published: 2014/12/30
Channel: Fortyniners LakersSpin
Mike Iupati - Camaro ZL1 Test Drive
Mike Iupati - Camaro ZL1 Test Drive
Published: 2013/04/08
Channel: Greg Wilson
Mike Iupati says he
Mike Iupati says he's 'excited to jump in'
Published: 2015/03/19
Channel: Arizona Cardinals (NFC West - NFL)
Mike Iupati draft day
Mike Iupati draft day
Published: 2010/04/23
Channel: T3AMPNkY
Pro Football Player Dance Off | Just Dance 4
Pro Football Player Dance Off | Just Dance 4
Published: 2012/12/21
Channel: Just Dance
Depressed 49ers fan reacts to Mike Iupati Selection
Depressed 49ers fan reacts to Mike Iupati Selection
Published: 2010/04/27
Channel: diesel5021
Mike Iupati 49ers Idaho Vandals graduation 2010
Mike Iupati 49ers Idaho Vandals graduation 2010
Published: 2013/06/19
Channel: junior iupati
MUT 15 | BCA Mike Iupati CARD REVIEW | Best LG in Madden 15 Ultimate Team or OVERRATED?
MUT 15 | BCA Mike Iupati CARD REVIEW | Best LG in Madden 15 Ultimate Team or OVERRATED?
Published: 2014/10/07
Channel: Kliquid T.V.
This time it
This time it's Samoan All Pro Guard Mike Iupati getting rewarded!
Published: 2016/02/22
Channel: Brenden Dallas
Mike Iupati nfl draft
Mike Iupati nfl draft
Published: 2010/04/23
Channel: jayeazy88
MADDEN 17 FLASHBACK MIKE IUPATI & CALAIS CAMPBELL + COLOR RUSH TERRANCE WILLIAMS
MADDEN 17 FLASHBACK MIKE IUPATI & CALAIS CAMPBELL + COLOR RUSH TERRANCE WILLIAMS
Published: 2016/09/22
Channel: WheelzGaming
Isaac Sopoaga and Mike Iupati Support MetroMe
Isaac Sopoaga and Mike Iupati Support MetroMe
Published: 2012/09/11
Channel: MetroMeVIP
Mike Iupati
Mike Iupati
Published: 2014/12/24
Channel: 49er Interviews
Mike Iupati @ green bay
Mike Iupati @ green bay
Published: 2012/09/10
Channel: ryoungsta
Mike Iupati #77 Utah State game
Mike Iupati #77 Utah State game
Published: 2009/11/30
Channel: ryoungsta
Mike Iupati of The San Francisco 49ers signing autographs
Mike Iupati of The San Francisco 49ers signing autographs
Published: 2012/09/23
Channel: mhalltheway1
Mike iupati edit
Mike iupati edit
Published: 2017/07/09
Channel: cardsworld 5578
OG Mike Iupati Highlights/Lowlights 2010 Idaho SB
OG Mike Iupati Highlights/Lowlights 2010 Idaho SB
Published: 2010/02/17
Channel: ProDraftParty
Isaac Sopoaga & Mike Iupati Gear Up for NFL Playoffs by Supporting MetroMe
Isaac Sopoaga & Mike Iupati Gear Up for NFL Playoffs by Supporting MetroMe
Published: 2013/01/17
Channel: MetroMeVIP
MIKE IUPATI & 49er OLINE= Frank Gore touchdown Vs Arizona.
MIKE IUPATI & 49er OLINE= Frank Gore touchdown Vs Arizona.
Published: 2011/12/12
Channel: ryoungsta
MIKE IUPATI AND ISAAC SOPOAGA BLOCKING
MIKE IUPATI AND ISAAC SOPOAGA BLOCKING
Published: 2011/10/08
Channel: ryoungsta
Arizona Cardinals Mike Lupati Got Injured during the game vs Seahawks
Arizona Cardinals Mike Lupati Got Injured during the game vs Seahawks
Published: 2015/11/16
Channel: FAYCEL PH
MUT 16 TOTY Pack Opening - Tyler Eifert, Geno Atkins, Mike Iupati - "Madden 16 Team of the Year"
MUT 16 TOTY Pack Opening - Tyler Eifert, Geno Atkins, Mike Iupati - "Madden 16 Team of the Year"
Published: 2016/01/28
Channel: Silent But Good Gamer
Jason Pierre-Paul Derrick Morgan Mike Iupati Maurkice Pouncey - 2010 NFL Draft Picks 15 - 19
Jason Pierre-Paul Derrick Morgan Mike Iupati Maurkice Pouncey - 2010 NFL Draft Picks 15 - 19
Published: 2010/04/24
Channel: RighteousTalk
3rd touchdown for OG Mike Iupati, 217 yards on the day for the big man.
3rd touchdown for OG Mike Iupati, 217 yards on the day for the big man.
Published: 2016/02/22
Channel: Brenden Dallas
New Madden mobile 99 overall Position Heroes Mike Iupati and Leonard Williams!
New Madden mobile 99 overall Position Heroes Mike Iupati and Leonard Williams!
Published: 2017/04/19
Channel: LB Josh
OUR WEDDING - IUPATI 07.16.2016
OUR WEDDING - IUPATI 07.16.2016
Published: 2017/01/30
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Mike Iupati
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Iupati at 49ers training camp in August 2010
No. 76 Arizona Cardinals
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-05-12) May 12, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth: Vaitogi, Tutuila, American Samoa
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 331 lb (150 kg)
Career information
High school: Anaheim (CA) Western
College: Idaho
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Games played: 103
Games started: 103
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael Iupati (/juːˈpɑːti/ or /juːˈpɑːti/ (ee-)ew-PAH-tee; born May 12, 1987) is an American football guard for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). A native of American Samoa, Iupati was raised in California. He played college football at Idaho, and earned consensus All-American honors. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

A native of American Samoa, Iupati attended Western High School in Anaheim, California, where he began playing football under the guidance of Odell Harrington, the school's half-Samoan football coach.[1] His first chances to play came in his sophomore year, when senior Fili Moala injured his foot two games into the season.[2] Playing lineman on both sides of the ball, Iupati received all-state and all-conference honors and served as a team captain. As a junior, he had 80 tackles and 12 sacks, and earned a first-team All-CIF selection. Iupati also competed in wrestling and track & field (52-2 or 15.95m in the shotput).[3]

Considered only a two-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com,[4][5] Iupati was not ranked among the best offensive lineman prospects in the nation. Only a few schools offered him scholarships, among them Arizona and Texas–El Paso. However, those schools backed off because of Iupati's poor academic record, caused by a language barrier (English is his second language).[1] Not having a high enough SAT score or sufficient grades, Iupati was planning to attend junior college until Johnny Nansen saw him in 2005, at a junior college's barbecue hosted for potential recruits. Nansen, then an assistant at Idaho under head coach Nick Holt, offered him a spot with the Vandals the next day and spent considerable time trying to convince Iupati and his family that the Western Athletic Conference university on the Palouse was a better choice than junior college.[1]

College career[edit]

Iupati attended the University of Idaho, and played for the Idaho Vandals football team from 2006 to 2009. Because of academic problems, he was ineligible to play and therefore unable to receive a scholarship or financial aid. His family took out a loan to pay non-resident tuition and room and board for his first year.[1] He joined the Vandals football team in 2006, Iupati saw action in a backup role as a redshirt freshman under head coach Dennis Erickson. As a sophomore in 2007, he started all 12 games at left guard, and became an impact player on the line for the struggling Vandals, under first-year head coach Robb Akey.

Iupati had off-season shoulder surgery, and did not return to the lineup until the third game of the 2008 season. He went on to start in 8 of the 10 games in which he played. He earned second-team All-WAC recognition in his junior year.[6] For the 2009 season, Iupati was named to the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award.[7][8] He was listed at No. 9 on Rivals.com′s preseason interior lineman power ranking.[9]

During the 2009 season, Iupati started all 12 games at left guard, played 807 snaps and had 49 knockdowns and 21 pancake blocks. He did not allow a quarterback sack and just five defensive players he has blocked have even pressured quarterbacks Nathan Enderle or Brian Reader.[10] He helped the Vandals record their first winning season since 1999,[11] and their first bowl game win since 1998, as they beat the Bowling Green Falcons 43–42 in the Humanitarian Bowl.[12]

On November 24, 2009, Iupati was named one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy, alongside Russell Okung and winner Ndamukong Suh.[13] Iupati was a consensus 2009 All-American and also named first team All-WAC.[14][15] He was the first Idaho Vandal to receive All-American honors since John Yarno in 1976 and the first All-American from the WAC since Ryan Clady in 2007.[15]

Professional career[edit]

2010 NFL Draft[edit]

Iupati was considered one of the best offensive guard prospects available in the 2010 NFL Draft.[16] According to several scouts he projected as a late first or early second round selection.[1] The Sporting News Russ Lande reported that "nearly every scout who has evaluated Iupati on film says he has the footwork and athleticism to be an NFL left tackle."[17] According to Sports Illustrated's Tony Pauline Iupati was "the highest-rated guard since Steve Hutchinson," whom the Seattle Seahawks selected with the 17th pick in the 2001 NFL Draft.[18]

To prepare for the NFL Combine, Iupati relocated to Irvine and worked with former NFL lineman Jackie Slater at least four days a week, at both guard and tackle.[11][19] By the time of the combine, Iupati was ranked as high as 15th best player overall on several draft boards as well as the only guard projected to go in the first two rounds by NFLDraftScout.com.[20] Though Iupati only scored a 13 on the Wonderlic intelligence test,[21] it did not stop the San Francisco 49ers from selecting Iupati in the 1st round with the 17th pick overall. It was the first time the 49ers used a first round pick on an interior offensive lineman since selecting Forrest Blue in 1968.[22] Iupati was the highest selected Idaho Vandal since Ray McDonald went 13th overall to the Washington Redskins in the 1967 NFL Draft.[23]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 5⅛ in 331 lb 34¾ in 10⅝ in 5.26 s 1.84 s 3.01 s 4.93 s 7.85 s 27½ in 7 ft 8 in 27 reps 13
All values from NFL combine[24][25]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Iupati in the 2012 preseason.

On July 30, 2010, Iupati signed with the 49ers and reportedly received a five-year contract worth $18.25 million, with $10.8 million guaranteed.[26] He started with the 49ers' first-string offense at left guard when David Baas was injured in training camp.[2]

Iupati had a strong start to the 2010 season, not committing a penalty, or allowing a sack until Week 5.[citation needed] He made valuable contributions to the 49ers' running game, delivering downfield blocks.[27][28] ESPN's Mike Sandos selected Iupati to his 2010 All-NFC West Team,[29] while the Pro Football Writers Association named him one of their 2010 NFL All-Rookie selections.[30]

In 2012, Iupati had an outstanding season and made the 2012 All-Pro first team. He was also one of the six 49ers selected as Pro Bowl starters.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On March 10, 2015, Iupati signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals. On November 15, 2015, in a game against the Seattle Seahawks, Iupati was placed in an ambulance on the field with a neck injury.[31][32]

Personal[edit]

Born and raised in Vaitogi, American Samoa, Iupati's family moved to Garden Grove, California, after he finished junior high school.[1][33] He is the son of Aposetolo, a former mechanic at Los Angeles International Airport, and Belinda Iupati. Michael's sister, Fionna, a Site Registrar for Central Texas College, resides with her husband and kids in Fort Polk, Louisiana. His two brothers, Aposetolo Jr. and Andrew, both reside in Corona, California, and are currently in the field of providing personnel security. Iupati bought his parents a home in Corona, California,[34] after making it to the NFL.

After a home game against Hawaii on October 17, 2009, Iupati met his future wife, Ashley Galeai, of Nampa, Idaho; her cousin played for the Warriors. Ashley and Mike Iupati married in February 2012, and have a son, KoaAli'i (born in August 2012).[35] The couple resides in south San Jose.

Iupati's younger brother, Andrew, played defensive tackle for the Oregon Ducks from 2007 to 2009,[36] before transferring to Humboldt State, where he graduated in 2012.[37] Andrew Iupati went undrafted in 2012, but attended San Francisco’s three-day rookie minicamp in May 2012.[38]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Jezierny, Nick (November 11, 2009), "Vandals' Iupati is a 'goofy kid,' NFL prospect", Idaho Statesman 
  2. ^ a b Barrows, Matthew (August 9, 2010). "49ers rookie Mike Iupati has shown he's a quick learner". Sacramento Bee. Archived from the original on August 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ https://www.trackingfootball.com/players/mike-iupati-7817/
  4. ^ "Mike Iupati Recruiting Profile", Rivals.com 
  5. ^ "Mike Iupati Recruiting Profile", Scout.com 
  6. ^ Five Vandals earn all-WAC honors, December 1, 2008 
  7. ^ Richardson, Steve (August 11, 2009), 2009 Outland Trophy Watch List Announced, Football Writers Association of America 
  8. ^ Haptonstall, Clark (August 18, 2009), Rotary Lombardi Award Announces Watch List, archived from the original on October 2, 2007 
  9. ^ Buchanan, Olin; Dienhart, Tom; Fox, David; Huguenin, Mike; Megargee, Steve (August 22, 2009), "Preseason interior lineman power rankings", Rivals.com, archived from the original on August 24, 2009 
  10. ^ Fox, Tom (December 29, 2009), "Changing of the guard", Idaho Press-Tribune 
  11. ^ a b Jezierny, Nick (December 29, 2009), "H-Bowl: It's been a whirlwind journey for Idaho's Iupati", Idaho Statesman 
  12. ^ Booth, Tim (December 30, 2009), "Idaho Stuns Bowling Green 43-42 in H-Bowl", ABC News 
  13. ^ Griffin, Tom (November 24, 2009), "Okung, Suh named Outland Trophy finalists", ESPN 
  14. ^ "Idaho football has 11 players honored", Idaho Press-Tribune Staff, December 9, 2009 
  15. ^ a b "Iupati is Vandals' first FBS consensus All-American", Idaho Statesman, December 18, 2009 
  16. ^ Brandt, Gil (July 2009), "Idaho's Iupti, Texas' Hall top 2010 draft interior OL prospects", NFL.com 
  17. ^ Lande, Russ (December 29, 2009), "Bowl draft prospects: Ross, Iupati strive to join Suh in first round", Sporting News 
  18. ^ Pauline, Tony (February 23, 2010), "Ndamukong Suh, Eric Berry headline pre-combine NFL draft board", Sports Illustrated .
  19. ^ Arkush, Dan (February 25, 2010), "Idaho's Iupati provides guarded optimism", Pro Football Weekly [dead link].
  20. ^ Davis, Nate (February 25, 2010), "Idaho's Mike Iupati could be most versatile find in NFL draft", USA Today .
  21. ^ McGinn, Bob (February 25, 2010), "Packers may get offensive lineman they need in NFL draft", Journal Sentinel 
  22. ^ Hoffman, Benjamin (January 31, 2013). "49ers’ Star Run Blocker Is Content to Create Holes, Not Attention". New York Times. 
  23. ^ "Iupati becomes second highest pick ever from Idaho", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 22, 2010 [dead link].
  24. ^ "Mike Iupati Combine Profile", NFL.com, retrieved February 27, 2010 .
  25. ^ "Mike Iupati Draft Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. 
  26. ^ "Former Idaho star Mike Iupati signs with 49ers". Idaho Statesman. July 31, 2010. 
  27. ^ Brown, Daniel (September 22, 2010). "49ers offensive line aims to build on strong showing". San Jose Mercury News. 
  28. ^ White, David (September 25, 2010). "49ers offensive line's swagger makes difference". San Francisco Chronicle. 
  29. ^ Sando, Mike (January 24, 2011). "2010 All-NFC West Offense". ESPN. 
  30. ^ Coghlan, Ed (January 18, 2011). "Mike Iupati Makes All NFL Rookie Team, Univ of Idaho to San Fran 49ers". News Hawk Review. Archived from the original on January 21, 2011. 
  31. ^ Gantt, Darin. "Mike Iupati cashes in with $40 million deal from Cardinals". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  32. ^ Urban, Darren (March 11, 2015). "Cardinals Agree To Terms With Mike Iupati, Sean Weatherspoon, Corey Peters". AZCardinals.com. 
  33. ^ McDonald, Jerry (January 29, 2013). "San Francisco 49ers lineman Mike Iupati's long road to NFL". Silicon Valley Mercury News. 
  34. ^ Lev, Michael (January 31, 2013). "It's family first for O.C.'s Mike Iupati". Orange County Register. 
  35. ^ "Skyview grad ‘never imagined’ this". Idaho Press-Tribune. January 31, 2013. 
  36. ^ Andrew Iupati profile at Oregon
  37. ^ Andrew Iupati profile at Humboldt State
  38. ^ Andrew Iupati Attends Rookie Camp

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