HISTORY — From College Profile
2022 (JUNIOR): All-Mountain West honorable mention offensive lineman … Phil Steele second team All-MW offensive lineman … started all 14 games at right guard for the Bulldogs … part of an offensive line that helped block for the top offense in the Mountain West … Fresno State's offensive line unit blocked for a 1,000 yard rusher -- the first time since 2014 that the Bulldogs had a 1,000 yard rusher … Fresno State's offensive line served as protection to players among the top of the conference in passing, receiving and rushing. … preseason honors included fourth team All-MW by Phil Steele.
2021 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 13 games this season … was a starting offensive lineman in all 13 games, starting the season at left guard in the first six games then making the move to right guard to close out the season … blocked the top offense in the Mountain West and the No. 14 offense in the FBS … Fresno State averaged 464.85 offensive yards per game … Fresno State scored an average of 33.4 points per game … the Bulldogs averaged 137.2 rushing yards per game and 326.7 passing yards per game … part of an offensive line unit that allowed 25 sacks on the quarterback, its least in a season since 2019 … helped Fresno State to two wins over ranked opponents, both on the road. It was the first time Fresno State defeated two Top 25 opponents in a season for the first time since 2004, and the first time both wins came on the road in the 100 year history of the program.
2020 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in all six games as a true freshman … got the start at left guard in the final two games of the season … helped protect for the top offense in the Mountain West, leading Fresno State to an average of 479.3 yards per game … part of an offensive line unit that protected the top passing offense in the Mountain West with 356.3 average yards per game … also helped protect the No. 5 passing offense and No. 17 total offense in the NCAA ... was the only true freshman to see play time on the offensive line this season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Saint Francis HS ... was a three-year varsity letterwinner ... played offensive and defensive line in high school ... helped team to 30-13 record over three seasons ... was apart of a state championship team in 2017 ... member of the WCAL conference championship team in 2018 ... received an invite and played in the 2020 Polynesian Bowl ... was a first team All-WCAL lineman.
From Newark, Calif. ... son of James and Joli Vavao ... has three siblings - Mathias, Malia and Brittany ... favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant for his "mamba mentality" ... chose to attend Fresno State because he liked the people and the atmosphere in the Valley ... intended business finance major.
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