2021 Mountain West Football Top 50 Players: #37, Hawaii LB Darius Muasau
The Warriors linebacker led a formidable defense and launched his way into our countdown of Mountain West football’s best for 2021.
Wherever you go, there he is.
The resurgence of the Hawaii Warriors defense may have been one of Mountain West football’s most overlooked stories from 2020, but when you dig into what the next player on our list of the conference’s top performers actually did last fall, his appearance here should be wholly unsurprising.
After making four starts in 2019, Darius Muasau stepped into the starting lineup on a full-time basis and became one of just nine FBS defenders to rack up at least 100 tackles last fall (and one of four to do so in fewer than ten games). He also broke out as the Warriors’ most disruptive presence in the front seven, too, leading the team with 9.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.
If you’re looking for reasons to stay up late and watch football on the islands this fall, keeping an eye on Muasau should be priority number one.
— Spectrum Sports HI (@specsportshi) December 13, 2020
Darius Muasau leading the way for the @HawaiiFootball defense. The Mililani product has 8 tackles and a sack, helping to hold the Wolf Pack to just one touchdown in the first half. #HawaiiFB 🏈 pic.twitter.com/L7oYrjem3N
— Spectrum Sports HI (@specsportshi) November 29, 2020