60 IN 60

60 in 60: #46 BYU’s Atunaisa Mahe (Defensive Lineman)

Jun 29, 2022, 1:42 PM | Updated: Jul 7, 2022, 1:58 pm
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BYU nose tackle Atunaisa Mahe during a game against the San Diego State Aztecs in 2019. (BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)
(BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

SALT LAKE CITY – The countdown for Hans & Scotty’s 60 in 60 is on. Coming in at #47 is BYU’s Atunaisa Mahe (DL).

Throughout the summer Hans & Scotty are counting down the top 60 college football players in the state of Utah as voted on by the media (and a fan ballot).

“Big body for us,” BYU head coach Kalani Sitake said of his defensive lineman. “Gotta keep him healthy, can definitely dominate the line of scrimmage, usually eats up two in blocking schemes and can really keep the linebackers free, able to make plays. We use him to plug the line of scrimmage, also has the ability to pass rush as well.”

BYU’s Atunaisa Mahe

Mahe is a junior from West Jordan High School in West Jordan, Utah.

In high school, Mahe was named All-State second team by the Deseret News, All-Region three first team in 2015 and All-Region three second team in 2014. Mahe also was a top heavyweight powerlifter in a 2015 Weber High Tournament. He also played rugby for West Jordan.

In two seasons with BYU, Mahe played in 25 games, recording 48 tackles, eight tackles for loss, three sacks and three quarterback hurries. He played in 12 games for the Cougars in 2021, finishing with 26 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack and one quarterback hurry. His cousin Moses Kaumatule played football for BYU.

Mahe is the fourth BYU player to appear on the top 60 in 60 list in 2022, joining fullback Houston Heimuli (No. 54), offensive lineman Harris LaChance (No. 50) and wide receiver Keanu Hill (No. 49).

About the 60 in 60

Every summer Hans and Scotty reveal the best college football players in the state of Utah in their annual 60 in 60 as voted on by the media.

In 2022, for the first time ever, the 60 in 60 included one vote based on a fan ballot.

Click here for the complete 60 in 60 rankings countdown.

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