Tevita Ofahengaue

Tongan gridiron football player (born 1974)

American football player
Tevita Ofahengaue
Personal information
Born: (1974-07-09) 9 July 1974 (age 49)
Tongatapu, Tonga
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school:Kahuku (Kahuku, Hawaii)
Position:Tight end
NFL draft:2001 / Round: 7 / Pick: 246
Career history
  • Arizona Cardinals (2001)*
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (2002)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Tevita Lotoatau Ofahengaue (born 9 July 1974) is a former American football tight end. He was the last (246th) pick in the 2001 NFL draft, thus qualifying as that year's "Mr. Irrelevant".[1] He was drafted out of Brigham Young University by the Arizona Cardinals.[2][3]


Ofahengaue currently lives in Utah with his wife Carey and their seven children. He and his wife own a private foster agency together, Crossroads Youth Services. Ofahengaue is currently serving as the football Director of Player Personnel at BYU.

Legal troubles

In July 2011, Ofahengaue, along with Reno Mahe, was charged with theft for allegedly playing a part in stealing more than $55,000 in gasoline from a construction company in 2010.[4][5] In January 2014, all charges were dropped and dismissed in court by Judge Denise Lindberg.


  1. ^ "2001 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 17 March 2023.
  2. ^ Freeman, Mike (5 August 2001). "PRO FOOTBALL; Mr. Irrelevant Is Mr. Invisible in the N.F.L." The New York Times. Retrieved 18 November 2023.
  3. ^ Fleming, David (23 April 2001). "Meet Mr. Irrelevant". ESPN.com. Retrieved 18 November 2023.
  4. ^ Morgan, Emiley (15 July 2011). "Ex-BYU football player Reno Mahe, 4 others face felony theft charges in gasoline case". Deseret News. Retrieved 18 November 2023.
  5. ^ Morgan, Emiley (7 October 2011). "Theft trials ordered for 2 ex-BYU football players, 2 others". Deseret News. Retrieved 18 November 2023.
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