2012 (SENIOR):Breakout season as the top nickelback and the secondary's leading pass rusher, starting four games...fifth among defenders with 10.5 TFL...seven pass breakups and team-best three fumble recoveries...had six or more tackles in five games...Had three tackles and sealed a win with a fourth-quarter interception off a deflected pass against Wisconsin in a Rose Bowl victory...made four tackles and an 11-yard touchdown fumble recovery return on kickoff coverage at UCLA...tied career high with seven tackles against Washington State (six solo, two sacks, 2.5 TFL)...had two tackles (one solo), a fumble recovery and a pass defended at Notre Dame...first career start against San Jose State featured six tackles, four TFL, two sacks and a fumble recovery...earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention.
2011 (JUNIOR): Made the transition from running back to cornerback during spring drills...saw action in all 13 games and finished the year with 12 tackles, including eight unassisted stops...credited with a season high three tackles against both Washington and Washington State...had one kickoff return for 24 yards against Oregon.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Versatile, speedy player filled a variety of roles in his first year of action...added depth to a young Stanford rushing attack that averaged 213.8 yards a game on the ground...carried 28 times for 131 yards (4.5)...broke off a season-long 20-yard run against Sacramento State in the season opener...also caught five passes for 18 yards and one touchdown (vs. Wake Forest)...filled in for an injured Chris Owusu for most of the season as Stanford's primary kickoff returner...averaged 21.4 yards in his 15 returns (321 total), including a season long 60-yard return against Wake Forest.
2009 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:Graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, Calif....played for head coach Mike Janda...top running back prospect who was named the All-Metro Player of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle as a senior...also was named Cal-HiSports.com Large School State Player of the Year and MaxPreps.com Division I State Player of the Year...listed as the 22nd-best back in the nation by Scout.com and 69th-top recruit in California by Rivals.com...listed as the 32nd-best defensive back prospect in the country by SuperPrep Magazine...all-region selection by PrepStar...West Catholic Athletic League Player of the Year rushed for 1,828 yards and 30 touchdowns on 221 carries as a senior as the Bells finished with a 12-1 record and won their first Central Coast Section title since 1990...totaled 36 touchdowns in his final campaign, including two receiving TDs, one on an interception return, two more on punt returns and one kickoff return...21 of his TDs came in league play, setting a WCAL record...also established a WCAL mark for most points during league play with 126 ...had TD runs of 88 and 95 yards that helped Bellarmine defeat Valley Christian 21-0 in the CCS Open Division championship game...carried 40 times for 270 yards in the Bells' 25-7 CCS semifinal win over Serra...rushed for 727 yards and 10 touchdowns during Bellarmine's three-game playoff run...played safety for a defense that limited state-bowl game participant St. Mary's of Stockton to just six points...in addition to earning All-Metro and WCAL Player of the Year honors, was also named the San Jose Mercury News Santa Clara County Player of the Year, Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area Central Coast Section Player of the Year, Scout.com Northern California Player of the Year and NorCalPreps.com Northern California Player of the Year...garnered first team all-state honors by MaxPreps.com...earned first team All-Metro honors by the San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News All-County accolades as a junior after rushing for 1,656 yards and 20 TDs on 220 carries...also caught 21 passes and three TDs...had six interceptions on defense...also lettered in track and field...parents are Usua and Mary Amanam...youngest of three children...considering pursuing a career in economics...born in Palo Alto, Calif. ...full name is Usua Utibe Amanam...majoring in energy resource engineering.
Career Highs Defense Tackles: 3, twice; last vs. Washington, 2011 Tackles for Loss: None Sacks: None Interceptions: None Rushing Rushing Attempts: 8 vs. Sacramento State, 2010 Rushing Yards: 50 vs. Sacramento State, 2010 Rushing Touchdowns: None Long: 20 vs. Sacramento State, 2010 Receiving Receptions: 1, five times; last at Arizona State, 2010 Receiving Yards: 12 vs. Wake Forest, 2010 TD Receptions: 1 vs. Wake Forest, 2010 Long: 12 vs. Wake Forest, 2010 Kickoff Returns Kickoff Returns: 3, twice; last at Arizona State, 2010 Kickoff Return Yards: 80 vs. Wake Forest, 2010 Longest Kickoff Return: 60 vs. Wake Forest, 2010 Kickoff Returns for TDs: None