|No. 29 – San Francisco 49ers|
|Born:||February 1, 2000|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school:||Crescent Valley (Corvallis, Oregon)|
|NFL Draft:||2021 / Round: 5 / Pick: 180|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Talanoa Hufanga (born February 2, 1999) is an American football safety for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at USC.
Hufanga attended Crescent Valley High School in Corvallis, Oregon. He played safety and wide receiver. As a senior in 2017, he was the Polynesian High School National Player of the Year. He played in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Game. Hufanga committed to the University of Southern California (USC) to play college football.
As a true freshman at USC in 2018, Hufanga played in eight games with five starts before suffering a season-ending broken collarbone. He finished the season with 51 tackles. As a sophomore in 2019, he started all 10 games he played in and recorded 90 tackles and 3.5 sacks. Hufanga returned to USC as a starter his junior year in 2020. He and BYU quarterback Zach Wilson were selected as co-recipients of the 2020 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand span||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|6 ft 0+3⁄8 in
|4.64 s||1.63 s||2.65 s||4.39 s||6.96 s||35.5 in
|10 ft 8 in
|All values from Pro Day|
Hufanga was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round, 180th overall, of the 2021 NFL Draft. He signed his four-year rookie contract on May 13, 2021.
During his rookie campaign, Hufanga played mainly on special teams and sparingly on defense. He appeared in 15 games, of which he started three. In the Divisional Playoffs against the Green Bay Packers, he recovered and returned a blocked punt for a critical touchdown which eventually set up a 13-10 victory for the 49ers.
Hufanga is the son of Tevita and Tanya Hufanga. He has one brother named T.J. Hufanga. Hufanga is a Christian.