Former Oregon State linebacker, returned LDS missionary, dies of cancer

by | Apr. 24, 2013

Saints & Sports

Many are mourning the loss of a former standout college football player, Mormon missionary, father and husband this week.

Tevita Moala, who played football at BYU and Oregon State, recently died at age 37 after a five-year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife and six children.

"Everyone loved him. He was that person," his brother J.R. Moala told Tony Ciniglio of the Dailybreeze.com.

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