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Published: Friday, Sept. 2 2011 12:00 p.m. MDT

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Spanish Fork, UT

Sorry to hear this we as BYU fans are praying for the whole U family and Ron's family during this tragic time!

Santaquin, UT

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ron, his family and the team. Tragedies like this really put the game into prespective. I hope the best for all involved.

Price, UT

Thoughts and prayers go out to Ron and he and his wife's families.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Sometimes we realize that there is more to life than entertainment.

Our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected.


Syracuse, UT

As a BYU fan my prayers will be with the Tongaonevai's family, what sad and tragic ending, it puts things into perspective, and really football doesn't matter.

West Jordan, UT

What a terrible tragedy. I pray that the Lord will bless and comfort you, Ron, during this time of sadness and mourning for your wife. A tragedy like this puts everything, including the silly BYU-Utah rivalry, into perspective.

El Chango Supremo
Rexburg, ID


Cottonwood Heights, UT

Sad, sad, sad news!

Hey coach, you cancel the film review if your thoughts are really with Ron and his family. .....that's just my opinion.

Highland, UT

This is awful. I am so sorry for this young man and his family. I hope they find some comfort but there is no doubt this will be a very hard thing for this family to overcome. Football is meaningless when compared to a family. This is very sad to hear.

South Jordan, UT

Sorry to hear about this news. This is horrible. Life is so precious so don't forget to tell your family how much you love them. Football means nothing at this moment.

Iowa City, IA

This is horrible news. My deepest sympathies to Ron and his family.

CdA Ute
Mason, OH

All our love and condolences to Ron and his family from me any my family in Ohio. Families are forever.

metamora, IL

Very sad. Condolences to husband and the Ute team.


I can't imagine going through a loss like that. My heart and prayers are with Ron, and his family. This BYU fan is praying for the best for you. Be there for him Utes!

Clearfield, UT

I'm a huge Cougar fan, bleed blue thru and thru but when a tragedy like this occurs it goes way beyond team allegiances. Football is just a game but families are what life is all about; my deepest sympathies to Mr Tongaonevai and his family as well as his team mates and friends. My heart goes out to you and I hope the comforter will be with you to calm your heart and sole.


So sorry to hear about this! Condolences to Ron, his and his wife's families, and to the Utes team. Will have you in our prayers!

Utesville, CA

My sympathies go out to Ron and his family.

Hope he will be able to overcome this tragedy in his life.

West Jordan, UT

This is very sad news for Ron, his family, the Utes football team,fans, and many others. Hopefully, the families will be touched by all the support they are receiving from so many people they don't even know. I hope they will find peace throughout the coming days.

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

Very sorry to hear of the loss. May God be with ron and his family and that they be blessed and comforted during this time of tragedy.

Chandler, AZ

At times like this we are neither BYU or Utah fans. We are just simply brothers and sisters coming together to mourn the loss of and support this good family. May the Lord bless you and be with you always.

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