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Mother's Day; Meatoga to Browns

May 11th, 2014

Much love to all the mothers.

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Former UH defensive lineman Vaughn Meatoga said he has accepted an invitation to participate in the Cleveland Browns' rookie mini-camp this coming weekend.

He said he will receive his itinerary tomorrow.

Meatoga had signed with the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League. But when a former Lion decided to return, B.C. canceled Meatoga's contract.

Meatoga then received a call from former UH assistant coach Tony Tuioti, who works as a quality-control coach with the Browns. Meatoga said he still was interested in playing football and, after that, an invitation was extended.

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Another NFL draft came and went without a former UH player being selected.

But that does not mean UH's 2009 recruiting class — the first full one under Greg McMackin — had a shortage of talent. Although none of the past season's fifth-year seniors will be in rookie mini-camps this week, the 2009 class produced two NFL draft picks (running back Alex Green and linebacker Aaron Brown), a three-year starting quarterback (Bryant Moniz, who joined as a walk-on), and this coming season's best player (running back Joey Iosefa, who grayshirted in 2009). Twenty-one players from that class started games.

Here's a look back at the 2009 class:


> George Daily-Lyles, linebacker

> Alex Dunnachie, punter

> David Graves, quarterback

> Corey Nielsen, quarterback

> Cayman Shutter, quarterback

> Billy Ray Stutzmann, wideout

> Aulola Tonga, linebacker

> Mike Wadsworth, safety

> Chauncy Winchester-Makainai

Junior-college transfers: 

> Rodney Bradley, wideout

> Aaron Brown, linebacker

> Lametrius Davis, cornerback

> Chizzy Dimude, running back

> Scott Enos, kicker

> Alex Green, running back

> David Hafoka, defensive tackle

> Tank Hopkins, cornerback

> Brett Leonard, offensive lineman

> Zach Masch, defensive lineman


> Justin Clapp, slotback

> Cory Daniel, linebacker

> Matt Kiel, wideout

> Kainoa LaCount, offensive tackle

> Bryant Moniz, quarterback

> Earvin Sione, defensive end

> Bronson Tiwanek, center


> Joey Iosefa, running back

> John Lister, running back

> Jordan Loeffler, offensive tackle

> Marcus Malepeai, defensive lineman

> Veni Manu, defensive end

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