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Playoffs
04-29-2012, 09:10 PM
My new favorite hopeful to make the team Texans signee is DT Hebron (hee-bron) "Loni" Fangupo (fan-goo-poe) -- not sure which name he prefers(?). Had a bit of a rocky childhood & trouble integrating in the U.S. until he found football: http://jameschoynews.wordpress.com/2009/08/11/qa-loni-talks-about-life-football-and-beyond/

http://jameschoynews.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/lonia.jpg

Fangupo left USC of his own accord and landed at BYU looking for a safer environment for him and his then new wife:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90-aaxK8YwU&


The likeable (off the field) 6'1"/323 mauler was one of the keys to BYU's tough defense that finished 2011 ranked 14th in the nation in total defense and 19th against the run. ...his strength is evident, as he is able to occupy two blockers with absolute ease at times. Strength is his whole game and will define his value and effectiveness at the next level:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F7r_HJ0E4E&

Here's some positives from a scouting report on Hebron: USC transfer with a year of experience in BYU's 3-4 defense... Ideal frame for a 3-4 nose tackle and has also played a lot of 5-technique for BYU... Gets good pop on his hand punch, has some natural power, stout player who uses his low center of gravity and squatty build to his advantage; solid anchor, is too strong to be moved around, space eater, can occupy multiple blockers, collapses running lanes, keeps linebackers clean and allows them to roam free into the backfield... Has some stack and shed potential, flashed good hand play and showed the ability to slip blocks... Gets skinny to split double teams, can fight his way into the backfield and can dominate versus the run... Mature, served a two-year mission in the Philippines prior to junior college; married, has overcome a lot of adversity in his football career... Plays with a lot of physicality and energy, has an unselfish attitude and is well-liked by teammates, good locker room guy. -- http://www.sidelinescouting.com/rankings/2012/dt/hebron-fangupo/

Combine Results
Height › 6006
Weight › 323
Arm › 32¾
Hand › 10⅝
40-Time › 5.18
Vertical › 31.5
Broad › 8'3"
Bench Press › 36
Shuttle › 4.62
Cone › 7.94

Add to all of the above, how can you not like saying Fangupo? Fangupo! Fangupo!!!

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/90-aaxK8YwU/0.jpg
http://www.deseretnews.com/images/article/midres/586173/586173.jpg

SW H-TOWN
04-29-2012, 09:28 PM
He looks big and fat, I like it :)

Playoffs
04-29-2012, 09:43 PM
He looks big and fat, I like it :)Did you watch the part where his teammate was talking about Fangupo literally picking up other lineman and slamming them ... ? :yikes: :bravo:

amazing80
04-29-2012, 09:51 PM
Did you watch the part where his teammate was talking about Fangupo literally picking up other lineman and slamming them ... ? :yikes: :bravo:

I would LOVE to watch him and Brandon Brooks go at it :fans:

Hervoyel
04-29-2012, 10:19 PM
This is the big cheeseburger eating mofo Vinny has been talking about for a few years.

I'll be watching him.

Scooter
04-29-2012, 10:27 PM
wow, i'm liking this guy. squatty, big butt, an excess of power and doesnt get moved, and can disengage blockers freely. definitely going to be rooting for this kid to make it.

vs texas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fc1M-1NxEA

Hagar
04-29-2012, 10:36 PM
I just watched his videos and I'm impressed. Not only is one of the most powerful DT around, but he runs the field as well. I know who I'm going to be rooting for during the preseason.

I think we should shorten his name down to just "Fang"

Rey
04-29-2012, 10:43 PM
Damn he looks impressive as hell. Why wasn't he drafted?

He has surprising burst and quickness off the snap.

I'm excited to see what he can do. Not only could he make the team, but he could push for playing time IMO.

I just don't know if 7 d linemen are going to make this team.

TexanBacker93
04-30-2012, 12:44 AM
Damn he looks impressive as hell. Why wasn't he drafted?

He has surprising burst and quickness off the snap.

I'm excited to see what he can do. Not only could he make the team, but he could push for playing time IMO.

I just don't know if 7 d linemen are going to make this team.

I'm guessing his age (27) kept teams from drafting him. I think it's a mistake. If the guy can play what's it matter if you lose a few years. Considering how few draft picks in the later rounds stay in the NFL more than a few years you'd think someone would take a chance. I really can't see any other reason for him to have gone undrafted. Maybe it's a BYU thing. It seems nobody gets drafted from there anymore.

Clamp
04-30-2012, 01:26 AM
From NFL.com draft prospects page
Weaknesses
Fangupo is an extremely slow mover. He doesn't even show poor footwork; he shows no footwork. He is reliable only to come off the ball slowly and hold up blockers. His size, body type and injury history don't indicate that he will get better here.

Not to be negative, just pointing out that there ARE reasons guys like this fall through the draft without getting picked up. But hey, if you can play, you can play. If you are good at one thing (clog the lane, don't get moved) and that one thing is all you really have to do, then thats good enough for me. Some people are specialists and if they are good enough at what they specialize in then that just might be enough to get them a spot. I hope he turns out to be great.

Rey
04-30-2012, 01:49 AM
From NFL.com draft prospects page
Weaknesses
Fangupo is an extremely slow mover. He doesn't even show poor footwork; he shows no footwork. He is reliable only to come off the ball slowly and hold up blockers. His size, body type and injury history don't indicate that he will get better here.

Not to be negative, just pointing out that there ARE reasons guys like this fall through the draft without getting picked up. But hey, if you can play, you can play. If you are good at one thing (clog the lane, don't get moved) and that one thing is all you really have to do, then thats good enough for me. Some people are specialists and if they are good enough at what they specialize in then that just might be enough to get them a spot. I hope he turns out to be great.

I read that and maybe because I watched the clips on my phone o couldn't always tell who he was, but in those clips from the ut game big dude was moving. (or at least it looked like it)

His measurables don't indicate a stiff either.

But when I watched that film I saw a guy that was surprisingly quick and showed a bit of explosion.

He played some DE too so it's not like he was just the fat guy I'm the middle. You have to have some athleticism to be a 3-4 end.

Vinny
05-02-2012, 12:35 AM
This is the big cheeseburger eating mofo Vinny has been talking about for a few years.

I'll be watching him.
the added plus is that his name is Fangupo. If nothing else he can perhaps lead us out with the HAKA dance.

CretorFrigg
05-02-2012, 01:12 AM
wow, i'm liking this guy. squatty, big butt, an excess of power and doesnt get moved, and can disengage blockers freely. definitely going to be rooting for this kid to make it.

I knew you'd like that. :fingergun:

SteveSlaton20
05-02-2012, 03:33 AM
I saw him played in Austin against Texas, and he was a force against our OL and had quite a few 3rd and 4th down stops. Wouldn't surprised me if he made the 53 man roster and back up Cody and Mitchell. Might even move Mitchell to his natural position at DE.

Wolf6151
05-02-2012, 04:35 AM
I can't wait to see this guy in some preseason games and really hope that he can make the roster. He'll bring a different look to our short yardage/goal line defense.

CloakNNNdagger
05-02-2012, 08:03 AM
After watching his available film, I think exactly what we need is an extremely slow mover DT that doesn't even show poor footwork......i.e., in fact, one that shows no footwork at all.:spin:

Señor Stan
05-02-2012, 08:08 AM
I would LOVE to watch him and Peyton Manning go at it :fans:


Fixed it for you

CloakNNNdagger
05-02-2012, 08:15 AM
Watch this Combine VIDEO (http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d8283478f/NFL-daily-update-April-10?continuous=true)

Immobile??? No foot work??? RIIIIIIGHT!

HuttoKarl
05-02-2012, 01:35 PM
about time we try to get some samoans on this team.

Hervoyel
05-02-2012, 01:57 PM
the added plus is that his name is Fangupo. If nothing else he can perhaps lead us out with the HAKA dance.


Awww Yeah!

Playoffs
05-02-2012, 02:01 PM
Watch this Combine VIDEO (http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d8283478f/NFL-daily-update-April-10?continuous=true)

Immobile??? No foot work??? RIIIIIIGHT!
Fixed link:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d827ca1ca/2012-Combine-workout-Hebron-Fangupo

CloakNNNdagger
05-02-2012, 02:09 PM
about time we try to get some samoans on this team.


He's actually of Haitian descent.

CloakNNNdagger
05-02-2012, 02:11 PM
Fixed link:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d827ca1ca/2012-Combine-workout-Hebron-Fangupo


My original link seems to be working fine for me?

TexansFanatic
05-02-2012, 02:23 PM
He's actually of Haitian descent.

???

He's from Tonga.

http://byucougars.com/m-football/hebron-fangupo-huge-reason-success

I think you're thinking of Mercilus. ;-))

Playoffs
05-02-2012, 02:27 PM
My original link seems to be working fine for me?Hmmm, takes me to this 4/10 news video: http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d8283478f/NFL-daily-update-April-10 ..... My internets must be broke? http://members.rennlist.com/sharkskin/Smiley_Angry-BawlingOut.gif


I wuz thinkin' Fangupo wuz Tongan??? (About 6,370 miles SouthWest of here.)

CloakNNNdagger
05-02-2012, 02:43 PM
???

He's from Tonga.

http://byucougars.com/m-football/hebron-fangupo-huge-reason-success

I think you're thinking of Mercilus. ;-))

My bad....I WAS thinking of Mercilus

Haitian typically tall and thin:vincepalm:

CloakNNNdagger
05-02-2012, 02:44 PM
Hmmm, takes me to this 4/10 news video: http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d8283478f/NFL-daily-update-April-10 ..... My internets must be broke? http://members.rennlist.com/sharkskin/Smiley_Angry-BawlingOut.gif


I wuz thinkin' Fangupo wuz Tongan??? (About 6,370 miles SouthWest of here.)

Check if you've picked up a DNS changer malware.

Section516
05-02-2012, 02:47 PM
Check if you've picked up a DNS changer malware.

Also did it to me. No malware here.

TexansFanatic
05-02-2012, 02:50 PM
My bad....I WAS thinking of Mercilus

Haitian typically tall and thin:vincepalm:

Haha! No worries.

Yeah, it's funny --- if the dude is almost as wide as he is tall, has a funny name, and attends either USC or BYU, he's very likely Tongan or Samoan.

Fangupo attended both of those schools, almost as if to underscore his heritage.

Playoffs
05-02-2012, 02:51 PM
Check if you've picked up a DNS changer malware.Ima thinking it be yer DNA that wuz infected wif Tupperware.

ColdTexan17
05-02-2012, 05:29 PM
He will make the 53

badboy
05-02-2012, 06:03 PM
Damn he looks impressive as hell. Why wasn't he drafted?

He has surprising burst and quickness off the snap.

I'm excited to see what he can do. Not only could he make the team, but he could push for playing time IMO.

I just don't know if 7 d linemen are going to make this team.Age probably. I had him rated 5th round was stunned we got him UDFA. Seems like this would put an end to "Wade prefers lighter NT." No he has said he has been successful with both and played the hand he was dealt. I think we will see Cody moving on after his contract expires and have a rotation of Fangupo and Crick. We seem to be setting up players to train and then replace expiring vets to keep costs down.

CloakNNNdagger
05-02-2012, 06:20 PM
Also did it to me. No malware here.

Fixed link:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d827ca1ca/2012-Combine-workout-Hebron-Fangupo

Had the link checked out by IT through 4 separate servers. The link is valid and working.

The problem has got to be on your end.

DocBar
05-02-2012, 06:22 PM
Age probably. I had him rated 5th round was stunned we got him UDFA. Seems like this would put an end to "Wade prefers lighter NT." No he has said he has been successful with both and played the hand he was dealt. I think we will see Cody moving on after his contract expires and have a rotation of Fangupo and Crick. We seem to be setting up players to train and then replace expiring vets to keep costs down.I was thinking the same thing. It sounds like a good plan to me.
Crick and Fang could be a helluva rotation at NT.

pec0sb0b
05-02-2012, 07:12 PM
I think we will see Cody moving on after his contract expires and have a rotation of Fangupo and Crick.

Crick's only 280 lbs. Isn't that a bit small to rotate at NT? I can see him playing 3Tech in the nickel and dime (in rotation with Antonio and JJ) as well as the 5Tech on first down (in rotation with Antonio and JJ) but I don't think he has the ass to play NT.

badboy
05-02-2012, 07:23 PM
Crick's only 280 lbs. Isn't that a bit small to rotate at NT? I can see him playing 3Tech in the nickel and dime (in rotation with Antonio and JJ) as well as the 5Tech on first down (in rotation with Antonio and JJ) but I don't think he has the ass to play NT.Mitchell's current roster 6'3" 289. My ideal is for Fangupo to be used on obvious running plays and Crick to take the pass plays. Not sayig it is ideal but Mitchell was in on some good plays last season.

ChampionTexan
05-02-2012, 07:26 PM
about time we try to get some samoans on this team.

There used to be lots of Samoans around until Ron Dayne got cut and took them all with him.
https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ2nnYN3D2x9ySd3Z5AJxoP4Ccm5WdLR ZyZfXwB0iZoPwAk4486Ng

wolf123
05-02-2012, 07:27 PM
Mitchell's current roster 6'3" 289. My ideal is for Fangupo to be used on obvious running plays and Crick to take the pass plays. Not sayig it is ideal but Mitchell was in on some good plays last season.

Crick is not going to be playing NT.

ObsiWan
05-02-2012, 07:31 PM
Had the link checked out by IT through 4 separate servers. The link is valid and working.

The problem has got to be on your end.

The original link you posted takes you to nfl.com daily news. Are you sure the one you verified is the tied to "Combine Video"...??

pec0sb0b
05-02-2012, 07:31 PM
I read they used Mitchell in rotation at DE toward the end of the season.

badboy
05-02-2012, 07:45 PM
Crick is not going to be playing NT.Based on what information?

Wolf
05-02-2012, 08:02 PM
Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line Bill Kollar
(on whether DE Jared Crick could play defensive end and defensive tackle) “No, not really. What happens is, with us playing the 3-4 now, he’s not an outside linebacker. Really what happens is we have outside linebackers, defensive ends, and then the nose men. The defensive ends usually play a five- and a three-technique, and that’s what we see him really playing. We don’t see him as a nose man, either, and then when we get into nickel, he’ll be an inside rusher, really, a defensive tackle for us.”

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Quotes-Third-day-of-Texans-draft/303c7456-ecfd-4e9a-a042-5924ae1b9ae9
about 2/3 of the way down

CloakNNNdagger
05-02-2012, 08:17 PM
The original link you posted takes you to nfl.com daily news. Are you sure the one you verified is the tied to "Combine Video"...??


I just tried again.............and now it also takes me to the nfl.comm daily news...........they must have changed the link target.

gary
05-02-2012, 08:49 PM
Cody is not a bad NT.

Rey
05-02-2012, 11:10 PM
Cody is not a bad NT.

No he's not.

But he's also not really a difference maker either.

wolf123
05-02-2012, 11:35 PM
Based on what information?

Based on the his ability and what the coaches say.:whip:

Playoffs
05-06-2012, 04:53 PM
My favorite 20 undrafted free agent pickups (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/blog/rob-rang/18924129/my-favorite-20-undrafted-free-agent-pickups)
By Rob Rang | CBSSports.com

NG Hebron Fangupo, Houston Texans: One of my concerns with the Texans' draft is that they didn't fill their need at nose guard. Fangupo fell on draft day due to medical concerns but he's a quality run-stuffer who could fit the bill.

76Texan
05-08-2012, 12:03 PM
My favorite 20 undrafted free agent pickups (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/blog/rob-rang/18924129/my-favorite-20-undrafted-free-agent-pickups)
By Rob Rang | CBSSports.com

NG Hebron Fangupo, Houston Texans: One of my concerns with the Texans' draft is that they didn't fill their need at nose guard. Fangupo fell on draft day due to medical concerns but he's a quality run-stuffer who could fit the bill.

He didn't play much in 2009 (playing only 3 - with 2 assists), and suffered a season-ending injury - broken fibula (ankle).

He played in 7 games in 2010 before suffering another injury (I don't know what it was). He recorded 2 tackles and 2 assists.

He also missed a few games in 2011 with another ankle injury (the same left ankle - but X-ray was negative).

Vinny
05-08-2012, 01:43 PM
Cody is not a bad NT.

No he's not.

But he's also not really a difference maker either.
he falls under the category of, "just a guy".

76Texan
05-08-2012, 02:02 PM
I've been watching a bunch of Fangupo's games (10) and it's still difficult to place him, partly because of the injury.

Early in the season, he was new to the system and didn't start the first 3 games.
Then he injured his ankle after one or two plays in game 5 against Utah St.
He played in game 6 but was injured again (same left ankle) in game 7 against Oregon St. (after about 9 snaps). He was inactive in game 8 against Idaho.
He came back against TCU and played pretty well after the first two series when he looked a little tentative.
Against the next 3 opponents, he played less than 1/2 the snaps (due to the rotation and a big lead).

I don't think he ever played more than 1/2 the game in any of those 10 games .

He looked better in the limited time at NT.

But then again, he did line up against some pretty good RT (some were drafted and some were signed as UDFA), and perhaps the Centers are usually smaller and don't quite have the arm length of the OTs ???

Qman
05-09-2012, 11:08 AM
I've been watching a bunch of Fangupo's games (10) and it's still difficult to place him, partly because of the injury.

Early in the season, he was new to the system and didn't start the first 3 games.
Then he injured his ankle after one or two plays in game 5 against Utah St.
He played in game 6 but was injured again (same left ankle) in game 7 against Oregon St. (after about 9 snaps). He was inactive in game 8 against Idaho.
He came back against TCU and played pretty well after the first two series when he looked a little tentative.
Against the next 3 opponents, he played less than 1/2 the snaps (due to the rotation and a big lead).

I don't think he ever played more than 1/2 the game in any of those 10 games .

He looked better in the limited time at NT.

But then again, he did line up against some pretty good RT (some were drafted and some were signed as UDFA), and perhaps the Centers are usually smaller and don't quite have the arm length of the OTs ???

I am a BYU fan and watched all the games. I wouldn't take Fangupo lake of penetration/sacks against him much. BYU's 3-4 scheme is for the linebackers and safeties to make plays. The D-line is to force people outside and occupy blockers. As a run-stopping NT he should be effective- but if he does more than that I will be surprised.

76Texan
05-09-2012, 12:10 PM
I am a BYU fan and watched all the games. I wouldn't take Fangupo lake of penetration/sacks against him much. BYU's 3-4 scheme is for the linebackers and safeties to make plays. The D-line is to force people outside and occupy blockers. As a run-stopping NT he should be effective- but if he does more than that I will be surprised.

Oh, I like Fangupo alright, and I understand that BYU played a 2-gap 34 scheme.
I think he has the quickness to play in Wade's one-gap scheme and could be effective in the pass rush more than some think, including you :)

My main concern is the left ankle, especially for a big man like him.

Rey
05-09-2012, 12:14 PM
Oh, I like Fangupo alright, and I understand that BYU played a 2-gap 34 scheme.
I think he has the quickness to play in Wade's one-gap scheme and could be effective in the pass rush more than some think, including you :)

My main concern is the left ankle, especially for a big man like him.

Agreed on all points.

Fangupo also played some 5 tech at BYU...I liked the quickness and burst he showed on tape...

beerlover
05-09-2012, 12:57 PM
Oh, I like Fangupo alright, and I understand that BYU played a 2-gap 34 scheme.
I think he has the quickness to play in Wade's one-gap scheme and could be effective in the pass rush more than some think, including you :)

My main concern is the left ankle, especially for a big man like him.

Key to left ankle will be aggressively rounding his body weight down to a number he can be more explosive & still maintain strength. I'm sure Texans have an ideal weight parameter in mind already they can work with once they get him into camp. He must be smart, work hard & pick up what Texans expect from him while staying healthy @ same time to have any shot here.

Playoffs
05-16-2012, 11:55 AM
“I’m excited to compete with a top-notch offense and defense,” Fangupo said. “I’m ready to learn all I can from coaches and players, and I believe being able to compete with such great players can help my game tremendously.”

Fangupo played on BYU’s rushing defense, ranked 19th nationally, and that experience will serve as preparation for working to make the Texans roster.

“I’m excited to get to Houston and work hard,” he said. “I will do everything in my power to learn the plays and be physically fit.”

The Texans recently lost first-round draft pick Mario Williams and replaced the defensive lineman with Whitney Mercilus. While the Texans will not need defensive help immediately, Fangupo looks for a chance to impress the coaches during upcoming rookie camps.

“I can’t speak to what chances I have to play, because honestly, that will be up to the coaches,” he said. “I can say that I will take care of the things I am in control of. I will give all my effort towards the workouts, plays and studying film. I want to make the most of the opportunity that God has given me.”

http://universe.byu.edu/index.php/2012/05/15/byu-free-agents-sign-for-upcoming-nfl-season/

Rey
05-16-2012, 12:24 PM
Something is going to have to give on that d line.

Going to be another fierce battle there come camp.

pec0sb0b
05-16-2012, 06:55 PM
If they keep seven down linemen on the roster I like his chances. If they only keep six, his primary competition should be Tim Jamison. If he can pass rush his chances are much better... versatility is big on Phillips' defensive line.

Cody, Mitchell, Watt, Smith, Crick, Jamison...

Crick will make the roster... he adds rotational depth at 5 technique (base 3-4) and at 3 technique (nickel 4-2-5)...they used Jamison in this role as well as Mitchell late in the season. If Fangupo can compete at 3 technique then he becomes more than just the third NT. If he can rotate at 5 technique even better, then Jamison becomes superfluous.

I dislike small, quick defenses...I prefer beef.

Rey
05-17-2012, 12:29 AM
I'm going to dislike seeing bulman go. I like the energy he played with and he was a good fit in the defense.

But at least he'll be there on speed dial if we have injuries.

HOU-TEX
05-21-2012, 02:24 PM
Dude got hurt in practice today per Scurfield's Tweet

Nick Scurfield‏@NickScurfield

Rookie NT Hebron Fangupo got hurt at practice today. Kubiak said he "got rolled up in a pile." No word on extent of injury

76Texan
05-21-2012, 02:35 PM
Dude got hurt in practice today per Scurfield's Tweet

Left ankle???

Rey
05-21-2012, 02:38 PM
Dude got hurt in practice today per Scurfield's Tweet

McClain says he was "carted off", but that doesn't mean it's serious...

I think that's about standard for leg injuries...Like with Andre last year...

Hopefully he will be ok...I'd like to see him make the roster and get some burn this year if he is good enough...

Playoffs
05-21-2012, 02:49 PM
http://lockerz.com/s/210783584

Webster's forced to changed the definition of "calves" to "trunks" by Fangupo!

The Pencil Neck
05-21-2012, 03:05 PM
He comes in with a rep for getting injured. This isn't good even if it isn't a serious injury.

76Texan
05-21-2012, 03:20 PM
He comes in with a rep for getting injured. This isn't good even if it isn't a serious injury.

Oh well, we were half-expecting this, weren't we?

Playoffs
05-21-2012, 08:31 PM
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/wp-content/blogs.dir/2348/files/texans-otas/20120521_texans-otas_btc_06.jpg

Rey
05-21-2012, 08:40 PM
No word yet?

Their probably deciding how severe they want the injury to be.

CloakNNNdagger
05-21-2012, 09:39 PM
No "live contact" during 3rd phase OTA's.............down by "friendly fire?":kitten:

on NT Hebron Fangupo going down and what happened to his knee) “Don’t know. It got rolled up in a pile. That’s the biggest thing when you come out here for the first day, having competitive-type practices, guys are a little exciting so you’ve got to calm them down but hopefully he’ll be okay.”



(on what kind of injury NT Hebron Fangupo had) “I don’t know. I really don’t know. I know they took him in but he did walk off the field.”link (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Quotes-Monday-OTA/3e8df8f5-bb33-40b1-a9bb-d566d69d3ce9)

This is his LEFT knee........same side as his previous ankle fractures.

Honoring Earl 34
05-21-2012, 09:41 PM
No "live contact" during 3rd phase OTA's.............down by "friendly fire?":kitten:

link (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Quotes-Monday-OTA/3e8df8f5-bb33-40b1-a9bb-d566d69d3ce9)

This is his LEFT knee........same side as his previous ankle fracture.

Him and Berkman can rehab together .

Rey
05-22-2012, 12:51 PM
Stephanie Stradley ‏@StephStradley


Kubiak: Fangupo hope to be back next week. Holding out Sharpton right now, will be ready for camp. #TexansOTA

GP
05-22-2012, 02:45 PM
He comes in with a rep for getting injured. This isn't good even if it isn't a serious injury.

Agreed. Not a good omen.

pec0sb0b
05-22-2012, 05:57 PM
Read they had him on the exercise bike today.

Rey
05-22-2012, 06:05 PM
The Texans had an injury scare on the first day of organized team activities (OTAs) Monday when rookie nose tackle Hebron Fangupo got rolled up in a pile and appeared to injure his knee.

It turns out the injury was not serious, and Fangupo, an undrafted free agent from BYU, should be back on the field soon.

“Loni’s fine,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday. “He’ll miss the rest of this week, and we’re hoping maybe he’s back next week. So we got a little lucky. Had a pile out there, but we’re much better today as far as staying off the ground. He’s going to be OK.”

Fangupo, 26, is one of four nose tackles on the Texans’ roster. Shaun Cody and Earl Mitchell both played in all 16 games last season. They’re now joined by Fangupo and undrafted rookie David Hunter from Houston.



http://blog.houstontexans.com/2012/05/22/texans-get-good-news-on-rookie-nt-hebron-fangupo/

GP
05-22-2012, 07:06 PM
Kubiak: "He's fine...he'll miss the rest of the week..."

LOL.

drs23
05-22-2012, 10:51 PM
Selfish off topic post:

Sure wish I could watch it later on "Hard Knocks".

/selfish post

Playoffs
08-22-2012, 07:29 PM
Opportunity knocks for rookie NT Hebron Fangupo (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Opportunity-knocks-for-rookie-NT-Hebron-Fangupo-/e99e2dec-e978-4b5c-b177-676ca7b163bf)

Name game: Big opportunity awaits rookie NT Hebron Fangupo

Texans nose tackle Hebron Fangupo gets his nickname, “Loni,” from Hepeloni. It’s the Tongan version of his first name, which he says is a Biblical site in Jerusalem where the prophet Abraham was buried.

Fangupo’s friends, family, coaches and teammates call him Loni. But his name on the Texans’ roster, per Fangupo’s request, is listed as Hebron.

Why?

“My boss-slash-wife prefers Hebron,” Fangupo said on Wednesday.

Asked about Texans head coach Gary Kubiak seeming to prefer Loni, Fangupo smiled and quipped, “I don’t go home to Coach.”

Moments earlier, Fangupo had explained his name (pronounced HEE-brawn) to a group of reporters at Reliant Stadium as “like LeBron, but Hebron.”

Name intrigue aside, Fangupo (6-0, 319) is a 27-year-old undrafted rookie from BYU with a big opportunity on his immediate horizon. With two preseason games remaining, he and Earl Mitchellare only healthy nose tackles currently on the Texans’ roster. Starter Shaun Cody is sidelined by a back injury. Sonny Harris is headed for injured reserve because of a triceps injury.

“I’ve been taught ever since I got to college, when you get the opportunity, take it,” Fangupo said. “I never wanted to take opportunity in this fashion, to happen in this way. Because going through camp, you build a relationship with every man you’re going through drills with, and you tend to care for them. I personally actually pray for each one of them every day.

“This opportunity coming, I’m not going to take it as like jumping in to take (Harris’) spot or anything. I’m coming in and I hope to get the opportunity to make the Texans fans proud, myself proud, the coaching staff proud, especially my wife back home – for this opportunity to provide for her. So I prayed for that opportunity every day, but I never wanted it to come in this fashion. One promise I will make is I’ll hold the point and I’ll do my best out there...”

read more: http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Opportunity-knocks-for-rookie-NT-Hebron-Fangupo-/e99e2dec-e978-4b5c-b177-676ca7b163bf

Bulls on Parade
08-22-2012, 08:18 PM
I'm not expecting Hebron Fangupo to become the next Tony Siragusa over night but hopefully he will be as good as I think his potential ceiling actually is.

Playoffs
08-31-2013, 03:59 PM
Fangupo!!!

PDS ‏@PatDStat
OH! RT @ShanePHallam: Also surprise Alameda Ta'amu cut by the #Steelers. Hebron Fangupo took his spot.

CloakNNNdagger
08-31-2013, 06:02 PM
Fangupo!!!

PDS ‏@PatDStat

I liked Fangupo. But he has had too much of knee and ankle problems. I don't expect him to last too long with the Steelers.

Wolf6151
08-31-2013, 07:48 PM
Wow, Alameda Ta'amu cut after only 1 season. I remember some folks were high on him as a mid round pick for the Texans. I wish Fangupo all the best, hope he makes it.

DocBar
08-31-2013, 11:31 PM
Who?

CloakNNNdagger
08-31-2013, 11:41 PM
Who?

We had high hopes for him last year as our "big guy in the middle" at NT on our team..........but was injured.

DocBar
09-01-2013, 12:03 AM
We had high hopes for him last year as our "big guy in the middle" at NT on our team..........but was injured.

Who?

CloakNNNdagger
09-01-2013, 12:10 AM
Who?


A third time, and you'll sound like the Geico commercial. Lol!

DocBar
09-01-2013, 12:19 AM
A third time, and you'll sound like the Geico commercial. Lol!Who?

SAMURAITEXAN
09-01-2013, 01:35 AM
Although I was high on Fangupo, he is a Steeler now. Isn't this thread belongs to NFL. Not Texans thread right?

Playoffs
09-01-2013, 10:23 AM
Wow, Alameda Ta'amu cut after only 1 season. I remember some folks were high on him as a mid round pick for the Texans. I wish Fangupo all the best, hope he makes it.

Yep, he's a nice kid. Gotta love that he walked away from the Trojans.

And Steelers play-by-play guy is going to love saying Fangupo!