The entire Oregon State University community is saddened to learn of the loss of former football standout Tevita Moala. Moala passed away after a battle with cancer.
Moala lettered two years at linebacker for the Beavers from 1999-2000. He was an integral part of OSU’s 2000 Fiesta Bowl and 1999 Oahu Bowl teams. His playing career was highlighted by a 24-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown Nov. 6, 1999 against California that clinched the Beavers’ first regular season winning record since 1970.
Moala transferred to OSU from El Camino College in California. He originally attended BYU and participated in an LDS Mission. He is a graduate of Hawthorne High School in California.
Tevita was 37-years-old and is survived by his wife and three children.