Pearl City’s Zion Tupuola-Fetui earns third consecutive Pac-12 honor


SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 28: Zion Tupuola-Fetui #58 of the Washington Huskies reacts after giving up a two yard touchdown to Devin Brumfield #6 of the Utah Utes in the second quarter to take a 14-0 lead at Husky Stadium on November 28, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

Pearl City graduate and Washington sophomore linebacker Zion Tupuola-Fetui earned his third straight Pac-12 Conference weekly honor as defensive lineman of the week after another outstanding night in leading the Huskies to a 24-21 comeback win over Utah this past weekend.

After notching two sacks in each of the Huskies’ first two games, Tupuola-Fetui had three sacks in the victory over the Utes.

Along with the Pac-12 honor, Tupuola-Fetui was also named the Athlon Sports National Defensive Player of the Week.

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The 2017 Cover2 Manti Te’o Award finalist for Hawaii Defensive Player of the Year also had six total tackles this past Saturday, his third forced fumble of the season and a fumble recovery, which he returned for 29 yards.

Through his first three games of the season, Tupuola-Fetui leads the nation in sacks (2.33 per game) and is No. 2 in the FBS in forced fumbles (1 per game).

His seven sacks this year are just one short of the highest total (8) any Husky player has recorded in a full season since 2014.

Up next for ZTF and the Huskies is a home game against Stanford on Saturday. The game will be televised on KHON2 at 11 a.m. HST.

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