Indiana State alum Inoke Moala signed a free agent deal with the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Wednesday as the former Sycamore defensive lineman has found a professional home.
Moala joins the two-time Grey Cup championship squad and will look to make an impact on the defensive line as the Bombers look to continue their string of success that includes an 11-3 mark in the 2021 season and a perfect 7-0 mark at home.
The Mishawaka, Ind. native took home Missouri Valley Football First Team All-Conference honors following his senior season on the field with the Sycamores. Moala led the Sycamores with 13.0 tackles for loss and 8.0 sacks on the season finishing second (sacks) and fifth (TFL) in the MVFC in each respective category.
Moala proved to be a game-changer on defense in his final season opening the 2021 campaign with a 2.0 sack game with two quarterback hurries against Eastern Illinois. He added two more tackles for loss against Northwestern, but really found his rhythm in the pass-rush game midway through the season against Western Illinois and Missouri State. Over the two-game span, Moala posted 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles among his nine tackles in pacing the Sycamores’ defense.
Moala lined up in 44 career games with the Sycamores finishing with 35.5 career tackles for loss and 15.0 sacks, while adding six forced fumbles.