Hynie Lea’aetoa, a first-year flanker for the Utah Warriors, is from Portland, Oregon and attended Jefferson High School. While in high school, he was a state champion in rugby. He then attended Brigham Young University where he played rugby in 2011 and 2012. Both years, he was an All-American and was a national champion in 2012. He has also played for the Salt Lake Spartans, Provo Steelers, Utah Misfits Brothers, Liahona Old Boys and Bengals.