Video: The story of BYU running back Michael Alisa

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  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 1, 2012 8:00 a.m.

    Gosh thats neat.

  • Provo4Life PROVO, UT
    Nov. 1, 2012 7:36 a.m.

    Alisa, thanks for your service. The break was unfortunate for you, but the silver lining was that Bronco was forced to play Williams. He is a vastly superior back compared to Alisa. I look to Alisa to fill the Brian Kariya role, short 3rd downs. Hopefully there is no controversy over who should be the starter. Williams all the way!

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Nov. 1, 2012 7:27 a.m.

    Great story about an exceptional young man! Btw, his father looked very familiar to someone I knew from years past named Mataumu Toelupe. He was single and unmarried at the time. I wonder if he's the same guy? He may have changed his last name to Alisa because that also is a family name if I'm not mistaken. I think Alisa was his father's or grandfather's first name. Anyhow, I watched Alisa play last year and this year and was very impressed at how good he was. His injury was very unfortunate though because he and that 17 yr old Williams kid complemented each other very well in the Cougars backfield. Hope his hand heals well and he'll return to the team next year.

    Go Cougars! And good luck to you Alisa! Get well soon!