George Faavae is a college athlete who plays strong side linebacker for the California Golden Bears. As a walk-on who joined the program last season, he offers versatility on special teams or inside linebacker. George brings great depth to Cal’s inside linebacker position.
Early Life and Education
George Faavae was born in Carson, CA to Vaipupa and Siaosi Faavae. As a high school standout, he earned the most prestigious award of his graduating class before going on to college where he joined a stacked Idaho Vandals defense that won the BCS National Championship. Now a strong-side defensive end for Boise State University, George possesses excellent fundamental knowledge that makes him an excellent addition to their linebacker room.
George Faavae is a professional boxer who has been fighting since 2006. In February 2016, he made his professional debut against James Kirby in four rounds of heavyweight boxing, taking Kirby down against the ropes before knocking him out with an onslaught of punches. At 1:37 of the second round, Faavae completed with technical knockout for victory. Since then he has won eight professional matches. A California native who graduated from Carson High School in 2006, George earned all-city honors both junior and senior years, setting school records for tackles while helping the Trojans to victory in their championship match. Additionally, while earning all-city honors while there, George earned a 3.6 GPA at Carson as well as becoming a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete.
Achievements and Honors
This year, 128-three New Zealanders have been recognized for their achievements and service to the community by way of the Royal Honours list. On the list are former Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield, property developer Mark Dunajtschik and author Haare Williams. Other names on the list include actress Miranda Harcourt, Black Ferns captain Farah Palmer and Parliamentary Commissioner Jan Wright. The New Year’s Honours recognize outstanding achievements in the arts and media, business, health care, education, sport and voluntary work. Sir Miranda Harcourt and Farah Palmer have been made Knights of the New Zealand Order of Merit; Dr Bloomfield and Mr Dunajtschik were made Companions of this same Order; Sir Haare Williams received the Queen’s Service Medal. The Royal Honours list is published annually in January.