Karl returns for his senior season at Weber State. After playing part of 2013 on the defensive line, he has been moved back to fullback. In his three seasons with the Wildcats he has appeared in 27 games.
2013 (Junior) Played in seven games and started in two games for the Wildcats...Prior to the season was moved to the defensive line but also saw action at fullback and as a kick returner...Recorded 20 tackles on the season with eight solo tackles and 12 assisted tackles...Had a season-high eight tackles against Southern Utah...Also recorded four tackles for loss with three coming against the Thunderbirds, including one sack...Had seven rushing attempts for 24 yards...Also had five kickoff returns for 70 yards.
2012 (Sophomore) Played in all 11 games for the Wildcats during the season...Had two rushing attempts for a total of four yards...Also had three receptions for 13 yards with two catches in the season-ending with at Idaho State...Had one kickoff return for 27 yards against Northern Colorado.
2011 (Freshman) Participated in spring practice with the Wildcats after return home for an LDS Church mission...Played in the final nine games for the season at fullback for the Wildcats...Had just one rushing attempt and two receptions...His first career reception was a one-yard touchdown catch in WSU’s 45-21 win at Northern Colorado on Sept. 24...Also had a seven-yard reception at Montana Oct. 29...Had two total tackles on the season...Earned Big Sky Academic All-Conference honors in Forensic Science/Investigation.
Kearns High School Graduated from Kearns High School in 2007...Played for coach Bill Casper at Kearns...Earned All-Region honors as a senior in 2006...Played running back and defensive back for the Cougars.
Personal Full name is Karl Mani Finai...Last name is pronounced Fee-Nigh...Was born Sept. 11, 1988...Is majoring in Criminal Justice at Weber State...Served an LDS Church Mission to San Bernardino, California before joining the Wildcats.