Player Bio

David Veikune
DE #57
Height:
6-2
Weight:
257
College:
Hawaii
Experience:
2
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 14 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2010 DEN 4 5 3 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CLE 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Games Played/Started:
2009 (10/0)

Career Totals
10 games, 0 starts

Career Transactions
Originally drafted by Cleveland in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Games Played/Started:
2009 (10/0)

Career Totals
10 games, 0 starts

Career Transactions
Originally drafted by Cleveland in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

2009
Played in 10 games as a reserve… Was inactive for five contests… Spent the final week of the season on injured reserve. Game 1 vs. Minnesota 9/13: Made his Browns and NFL debut playing on special teams… Game 2 at Denver 9/20: Saw action on special teams with no stats… Game 3 at Baltimore 9/27: Did not have any stats… Game 4 vs. Cincinnati 10/4: Did not have any stats… Game 5 at Buffalo 10/11: Did not post any stats… Game 6 at Pittsburgh 10/18: Did not have any stats… Game 7 vs. Green Bay 10/25: Did not have any stats… Game 8 at Chicago 11/1: Saw time as a reserve on both defense and special teams… Game 9 vs. Baltimore 11/16: Did not have any stats… Game 10 at Detroit 11/22: Was inactive… Game 11 at Cincinnati 11/29: Was inactive… Game 12 vs. San Diego 12/6: Did not post any stats in action solely on special teams… Game 13 vs. Pittsburgh 12/10: Was inactive… Game 14 at Kansas City 12/20: Was inactive…Game 15 vs. Oakland 12/27: Was inactive… Game 16 vs. Jacksonville 1/3: Was placed on injured reserve on January 2 with a knee injury.

College Highlights
Appeared in 41 games in his career at Hawaii (2006-08), including 15 starts…Recorded 118 tackles, 18 sacks, 28 stops for losses, 12 quarterback pressures, three pass deflections and four forced fumbles from his defensive end position…Was a three-time Academic All-Western Athletic Conference selection…Earned second-team All- WAC honors as a senior in 2008 when he recorded a career-high 73 tackles, the third-best total on the team, and nine sacks…Also forced four fumbles, the most by a Warrior player in a season since Al Noga recorded six in 1986…His two forced fumbles vs. Nevada tied the school game-record set by several players, most recently by Melila Purcell (vs. New Mexico State in 2006)…In 2007, earned first-team All-WAC accolades as he registered 34 tackles, seven sacks and 8.5 stops for loss…Played at Fresno City College in 2005, earning All-Northern California Conference honorable mention accolades…Redshirted as a freshman at the University of Colorado…Earned degree in sociology.

Personal
Born David Fao’tusia Veikune in Anchorage, Alaska… Attended Campbell (Ewa Beach, Hawaii) High School for sophomore, junior and senior seasons…Rated one of the top defensive tackles in the country by Rivals.com…Added first-team all-state and All-Hawaii Red West honors from the Honolulu Star Bulletin and Honolulu Advertiser after his senior year…All-State honorable mention selection his junior season…Also lettered once in track, participating in both the discus and shot put…Played for the school’s baseball team as well…As a freshman and sophomore, he lettered in football at Onate High School in Las Cruces, N.M…Son of Sheila and Oma Veikune…Part of a family that lived everywhere from Anchorage, Alaska to Winslow, Ariz., to Las Cruces, N.M., and then Hawaii…Mother grew up in Canton, Ohio…Cousin, Tony Fulilangi, was the fourth ranked light heavyweight boxer in the world at one point, and trained Paea Wolfaram who won a silver medal for the Tongan Islands at the 1996 Olympics Games in Atlanta.

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