Vince Manuwai life and biography

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Vince Manuwai biography

Date of birth : 1980-07-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Honolulu, Hawaii
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-25
Credited as : Football player NFL, offensive lineman for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Vincent Manuwai is an offensive lineman for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League.

Veteran guard enters his eighth season … Has started 94 of 95 games including a streak of 68 consecutive starts … Started 11 of the 19 200-plus rushing games in franchise history including three of the top five … Missed multiple games in a season for the first time in 2008 after suffering a torn ACL in the season-opener but returned to start all 16 games in 2009 … Had missed only two career games prior to 2008… Jaguars ranked third in the NFL in rushing from 2003-09 with a 130.5 average … Played major role on offensive line that helped Jaguars rush for the two highest single-season totals in franchise history in 2006 and 2007 including a single-season franchise record 2,541 rushing yards in 2006 … Considered one of the steals of the 2003 draft … Third-round pick was the second guard drafted after Eric Steinbach (second round, Bengals) … First player drafted by the Jaguars out of Hawaii … Second-highest drafted guard ever by Jaguars (Brad Meester, 60th in 2000) …

Started all 16 games at LG for the fourth time in seven seasons … Part of OL that helped record 11 100-yard rushing games and tied for sixth in NFL with 19 rushing TDs … Offense finished seventh in the AFC, 10th in the NFL, with 126.8 rushing yards per game… Paved the way for 185 rushing yards and 399 yards of total offense in win on 9/27 at HOU … Helped offense to 442 yards of offense on 10/4 vs. TEN and season-high 492 yards on 10/18 vs. STL. The 492 yards were the fourth-most in team history …11/1 at TEN: Paved the way for season-high 217 rushing yards on 16 carries (13.6 avg.), the highest average per rush in the NFL since the 1970 merger … Offense produced 426 total yards including 173 on the ground on 11/8 vs. KC …

Started at LG in season-opener on 9/7 at TEN but suffered a torn ACL in the second quarter. Was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 9 …

Started 15 games at LG and did not miss a snap … Dressed but was rested in regular season finale on 12/30 at HOU, ending his then longest active streak of 68 consecutive starts … Named to USA Today All-Joe Team which honors coaches and players who have overachieved and are often overlooked … Part of offensive line that allowed only 31 sacks, the third-fewest in team history … Jaguars ranked second in the NFL with 2,391 rushing yards (149.4 avg.), the second-most in team history … 10/14 vs. HOU: Helped offense rush for 244 yards on only 26 carries (9.4 avg.), the highest single-game average in franchise history … Member of offensive line that did not allow a sack in back-to-back games for the first time in franchise history on 12/9 vs. CAR and 12/16 at PIT … Protected QB David Garrard who set single-season franchise record for passer rating (102.2) and highest completion percentage (64.0) … Helped Fred Taylor earn the first Pro Bowl trip of his career … Started AFC Wild Card game on 1/5 at PIT and AFC Divisional Playoff game on 1/12 at NE …

Started all 16 games at LG … Did not miss a snap in 14 games … Jaguars set a single-season franchise record for rushing yards with 2,541, averaging 158.8 yards per game, and allowed only 30 sacks … 12/10 vs. IND: Part of offensive line that led Jaguars to a franchise-record 375 rushing yards …

Started every game at LG for the second consecutive year … One of only two offensive linemen who started every game, along with RT Maurice Williams … 11/20 at TEN: Caught first career pass for minus-one yard on a deflection … 1/7 at NE: Made first career playoff start in AFC Wild Card game …

Started every game at LG … One of four offensive linemen who started every game, along with RT Maurice Williams, RG Chris Naeole and C Brad Meester … 10/17 vs. KC: Started first half but left after suffering a knee sprain … 11/28 at MIN: Missed two series with an ankle sprain …

Only sixth Jaguars rookie to start season-opener on offense … Started 14 of 15 games played … Allowed only five sacks and had just three penalties called against him … Part of offensive line that surrendered a franchise-low 28 sacks and paved the way for running back Fred Taylor to rush for a franchise-record 1,572 yards … Became only sixth Jaguars rookie to start on opening day. Rotated in lineup with Jamar Nesbit … Missed game for the first time 11/16 at TEN.


Three-year starter who could play any position on the line … Did not allow a QB sack in last 35 games as a starter … All-America first-team choice by College Football News as a senior … Majored in sociology.


Married (Jaime) with daughters Kawaipiilama (8) and Keauhoukaua (3) and sons Kalamaikapo (12), Lototoa (6) and Taimua (4) … Lives in Jacksonville … Attended Farrington High in Honolulu … Earned three letters in both football and track and two letters in basketball and one in paddling … All-State pick in football … First-team All-League in discus … Supports and attends team sponsored events including Draft Day Fan Fest, Jaguars Readers party, annual Pep Rally, Food Drive and Operation Blessing … Actively supports the charitable efforts of his teammates … Supports Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation Playbooks reading initiative ... Enjoys interacting with kids and visiting local community agencies … Supports and attends annual youth football camp in Honolulu ... Regular visitor to Children's Home Society of Florida and hosted a Bar-B-Que for the group in May 2009 ... Participated both financially and in person at the 2009 Shop with a Jock event at Wal-Mart where more than 50 children from the Bridge of Northeast Florida and the Mali Vai Washington Kids Foundation were treated to a shopping spree … Full name: Vincent Keoni Manuwai .

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