Tavita Asotui Peter Eli (born January 31, 1996) is a professional Canadian football offensive lineman for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. Eli is a Canadian born in Richmond, British Columbia but he is of Samoan heritage.[3] He played college football for the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, an injury in 2018 cost him the entire season and Eli walked away from football.[3] Prior to the 2019 CFL Draft, Eli was contacted by the Bombers to see if he was interested in playing football again, to which he responded yes.[3] Ultimately he was drafted in the fourth round, 34th overall by the Bombers.[3] Eli helped anchor the Bombers offensive line during their 2019 season which saw Andrew Harris win the rushing title. That same season he also started the 107th Grey Cup which the Blue Bombers won over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-12, the team's first Grey Cup in 29 years.

Asotui Eli[1]
No. 67     Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Born: (1996-01-31) January 31, 1996 (age 23)
Richmond, British Columbia
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusNational
Position(s)OL
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight326 lb (148 kg)
CollegeHawaii[2]
CFL draft2019 / Round: 4 / Pick: 34
Drafted byWinnipeg Blue Bombers
Career history
As player
2019–presentWinnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hawaii Athletics profile". Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. Retrieved 2019-11-20.
  2. ^ "Asotui Eli CFL profile". CFL. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  3. ^ a b c d Ed Tait (May 16, 2019). "Asotui Rekindling Fire for Football". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Retrieved 2019-11-19.

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