Famous Mormons in Football Page 3

Jonathan Fanene

Jonathan is from Pago Pago, American Samoa ... Lettered in football, basketball, track and volleyball at Tafuna High School.

He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at College of the Canyons and Utah.

Member of a family with 12 children He is a lifelong friend of Bengals DT Domata Peko, who is also from American Samoa. Sociology major at Utah ... Married (wife Lorelei) His last name is pronounced 'fuh-NAY-nay."

Lloyd Fairbanks  

Former Canadian Football League offensive lineman who played seventeen seasons in the CFL. Fairbanks was named to the CFL's All-Star team 5 times.

Dick Felt 

Dick was a former American college and Professional Football defensive back who played collegiately at Brigham Young University and professionally in the American Football League for the New York Titans and the Boston Patriots. He scored the winning touchdown for the Titans against the Buffalo Bills in the Thanksgiving Day game of November 23, 1961. Felt was a two-time AFL All-Star selection. he passed away November 17, 2012

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Ron Fellows

He played for the Dallas Cowboys as Number 27 from 1981 to 1987 with Danny White  and also Glen Titensor.  In 1986 his coach described him as “as our best pure cover man because of his speed and quickness.”  He will be remembered most for his pure flat out speed at right corner.  He was nicknamed “Bird” because his playing weight was a slight 160 pounds.  He was named specialty team captain in the mid 1980’s  He played for the Los Angeles Raiders as Number 21 from 1987 to 1989.  He joined the Church in 2002. 

Aaron Francisco


Aaron James Monroe Francisco … an all-state and all-league selection as a senior ... helped lead Kahuku (HI) High School to a state championship as a senior ... earned a trip to the Hawaii All-Star game … prep alma mater Kahuku High is the alma mater of three other current NFL players: Carolina DT Ma’ake Kemoeatu, Pittsburgh G Chris Kemoeatu, and Jacksonville G Chris Naeole.

Signed as a rookie free agent in 2005, attended training camp and was released on 8/22. Re-signed to the practice squad on 9/5 and was promoted to the 53-man roster on 10/12. Saw action in 11 games on special teams. Had a break-out season in ‘06, being named an alternate to the Pro Bowl after leading the team in special teams tackles. Signed a four-year contract extension on 12/30/06. www.azcardinals.com

Joe Germaine

After leading Ohio State to a win in the Rose Bowl, Joe was the rookie back up to Kurt Warner when the St. Louis Rams defeated the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV. 

David Hale

Weber State

Weber State offensive tackle David Hale (6-5, 305 Sr. / Plain City, Utah- Fremont HS) was the drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round. He was the 34th pick in the fourth round and the 133rd overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft.

Max Hall

After playing college football for BYU, he was signed by the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Hall played in six games as a quarterback in the National Football League for the Arizona Cardinals.


Stanley Havili


Stanley came close to earning the dubious honor of “Mr. Irrelevant” – the last player chosen in the draft. He was taken by the Philadelphia Eagles as the 37th pick in the 7th round (240th overall). Like Fua, also struggled with the mission vs. play football decision, eventually choosing USC in spite of their inflexibility towards LDS missions. And Havili thought about serving a mission in spite of USC’s policies, but eventually deciding to stay and pursue his career.



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