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Return of the Quack: Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu

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Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu

Offensive Lineman - 6’6”, 325 lb. - Hilo, Hawaii - Junior

Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, try saying that five times fast. If you struggle with the pronunciation, don’t worry. you have plenty of time to practice in the mirror before watching him start on Saturday for the Ducks. From JUCO standout to projected starting guard, Aumavae-Laulu’s journey to playing at the highest level of college football has been an impressive one.


In his first season as an Oregon Duck Aumavae-Laulu played in two games, totaling 35 snaps. The junior chose to redshirt there-after.

2017 - 2018

After high school, Aumavae-Laulu played two seasons at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. In his time as an offensive lineman at Navarro College Aumavae-Laulu helped lead an offense that averaged 464.8 yards per game between his freshman and sophomore seasons.


Aumavae-Laulu’s path to dawning the green and yellow wasn’t your traditional recruitment story. He played three seasons at Liberty High School in Las Vegas, Nevada where he was named second-team all-state selection as a junior and a senior. Following high school, Aumavae-Laulu took his talents to the JUCO circuit.

The Navarro college guard was rated tops among his peers as the No. 5 overall prospect in junior college, according to 247 Sports composite ranking. As one of the best lineman in JUCO the guard drew a lot of eyes over his two years as a Bulldog. Aumavae-Laulu saw offers from top power 5 programs like Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Utah before landing at Oregon. Now after redshirting as a junior, the second-year Ducks is the likely candidate in the Ducks reloading process at starting right guard.