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David Veikune
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David Veikune 11724
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 245
Year: Freshman
City/State: Wahiawa, Hawai'i
High School: Campbell
Experience: High School


AT COLORADO: This Season (Fr.-RS) -- Enters the fall listed third at defensive end.  He had six tackles in the three full spring scrimmages.


2004 (Fr.) -- Redshirted; he did not see any action but practiced the entire year at defensive end.  He was the Scout Team Defense Award winner for the Missouri game as selected by the coaching staff.


HIGH SCHOOL -- Rivals.com ranked him the No. 46 defensive tackle in the nation, as he was a first-team all-state and all-Hawai’i Red West defensive end his senior year by the Honolulu Star Bulletin and Honolulu Advertiser.  During his senior and junior years, he was named to the Larry Prince All-Katoosh Team, which is a list of the state’s 11 hardest hitters.  He was also an all-state honorable mention selection his junior season; prior to moving to Hawai’i, he played at Onate High School in Las Cruces, N.M., when he was a sophomore and freshman.  His senior year, he totaled 92 tackles (21 solo), 26 tackles for loss with 16.5 quarterback sacks, three recovered fumbles, two forced fumbles, 56 quarterback hurries, three pass breakups and three blocked kicks.  On offense, he saw limited action at tight end, but still snagged one reception for 10 yards.  As a junior, he was in on 85 tackles (20 solo), including 12 tackles for loss, five sacks, two fumble recoveries, five forced fumbles, one interception, 45 quarterback hurries, eight pass deflections and three blocked kicks.  At Onate his sophomore year, he mostly saw time on special teams.  Top games: in a win over Waianae his senior year, he had 17 total stops (six solo), three tackles for loss, seven sacks, one forced fumble, one recovered fumble and a blocked PAT; against Leilehua that season in a 6-0 loss, he finished with 21 tackles (six solo), with one forced fumble and one recovered fumble; and also that year, in a victory over Waipahu, he racked up nine tackles (two solo), including two sacks.  Under coach Tumoana Kenessey, Campbell was 2-5 his senior season and 6-2 his junior year, tying for first in the Red West but losing in the opening round of the state playoffs.  He also lettered once in track (throws), participating in both the discus and shot put, as well as in baseball.               


ACADEMICS -- He is undecided on his major and is enrolled in CU’s School of Arts & Sciences; he is interested in computer science.  He owned a 3.6 grade point average as a prep and was on the Principal’s List with a 4.0 GPA several times throughout high school. 


PERSONAL -- He was born December 12, 1985 in Anchorage, Alaska.  He is part of a military family, and has lived everywhere from Anchorage to Winslow, Ariz. to Las Cruces to Hawai’i.  Several members of his family (mostly his uncles) are nobles from the Tongan Islands; a cousin (Tony Fulilangi) was the No. 4 light heavyweight boxer in the world at one point.  After fighting George Foreman, he went on to train Paea Wolfaram, who won a silver medal for the Tongan Islands at the 1996 Olympics Games in Atlanta.  A cousin (Mapa Malupo) is a freshman running back at College of the Canyons in California.  Hobbies include working on computers and lifting weights.  Lived for a time in Winslow, Ariz., as youth as well, where he was a Little League all-star.  (Last name is pronounced vay-koo-nay.)


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