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Mountainous Mo Langi wins the Internet

BYU fans got a huge surprise on signing day this morning with the commitment of Motekiai Langi. The Tongan native and cousin of current player Harvey Langi signed with BYU this morning, but will be serving a mission in Arizona for the next two years.

Mo comes to BYU having only played football in camps, but he has played rugby while at the Liahona High School in Tonga. BYU fans will hope his football development parallels Ziggy Ansah, who also came to BYU without a football background.

Apologies for the repetitive images, but that sneer really doesn’t get old. There was just too much attention, often from national writers to not put together a quick archive for posterity’s sake.

Geoff Martzen told Loyal Cougars that the football staff only learned about Langi a week and a half ago when he was preparing to enter the MTC. He only spent a few hours in the football offices, but it was long enough for the coaches to give him a shot with a scholarship offer. Coach Mendenhall said that Motekiai is the largest human being he’s ever seen. The coaches did manage to get him on a scale and verify his 410 pounds. He has never played football before, but has a lot of rugby experience.