‘Unufe grew up in Provo with five brothers and one sister. ‘Unufe’s older brother Maka is a standout performer on the USA Eagles 7s team and also played in the 2016 Rio Olympic games for Team USA
‘Unufe played football as a child but was attracted to the fast pace and intensity of rugby. While in High School, ‘Unufe started playing for the Orem Stallions and then joined the Provo Steelers.
In 2012 ‘Unufe was called up to train with the College All American 7s team, and in 2016 started training with at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Center earning a spot with the USA Falcons on their South American tour in early 2017. This summer, the 6’1, 220 lb center joined the Rugby Utah Selects squad and was a key to their success, helping them win a second Club 7s National title.