Meet ‘Big Dave’ Uiagalelei, the bodyguard dad of Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei

Meet 'Big Dave' Uiagalelei, the bodyguard dad of Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei

Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei earned the nickname “Massive Cinco” in high school. the dimensions comes from his father, “Massive Dave.”

The ‘D’ in ‘D.J.’ stands for David, but Uiagalelei does not pass through his father’s title. As long as Uiagalelei begins in position of Trevor Lawrence for the Tigers, it’s most likely his father gets camera time on national proclaims, including for a recreation in opposition to Notre Dame on Saturday night time on ABC. It’s onerous to miss Dave Uiagalelei — he’s 6-4 and 380 pounds. 

The Greenville Information wrote that Dave won approximately FOUR HUNDRED text messages all through Clemson’s recreation in opposition to Boston College on Oct. 31, which used to be Uiagalelei’s first get started as a true freshman. Dave also has a history that broadcasters undoubtedly will like to stay telling.

After shifting from Samoa to Hawaii to California, Dave discovered a task as a bodyguard. The checklist of famous folks that have employed Dave as their bodyguard include Rihanna, Chris Brown, Nick Cannon, Meek Mill and DJ Khaled. 

Dave and Uiagalelei’s family fly from California to observe their son play every weekend, according to the Greenville News. That touring celebration contains Uiagalelei’s mom, Tausha, and his little brother, Matayo, who is already 6-FIVE, 245 pounds himself. 

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“I’m just thankful and thankful to have a great kid,” Dave instructed the Greenville News. “I simply need everybody to understand that he is as marketed. I always knew this would occur. It was once only a topic of time till the remainder of the world came upon.”

the scale that runs in the circle of relatives wasn’t always an ideal factor for Uiagalelei, although. Dave relayed a narrative to 247Sports approximately Uiagalelei’s 8-12 months vintage football season, which was once played towards 6th- and seventh-graders as a result of Uiagalelei was once already FIVE-EIGHT, 128 pounds.

Other outstanding athletic feats that Dave relayed to 247Sports included Uiagalelei throwing 85 miles consistent with hour from a 60-foot mound whilst he used to be 12 and tossing 50-yard bombs as a third-grader. When Uiagalelei was a junior, he threw 95 miles in line with hour at the mound.

the best Dave and D.J. story might’ve been relayed to the Greenville News this prior week, although. Dave is so outspoken on Twitter that his son has blocked his father at the social-media platform. 

“i do know he’s a happy dad, but on occasion he can be over the top,” Uiagalelei. mentioned. “He likes the spotlight. I’m extra like my mother; I’d otherwise be low-key.”

In Recent Times, “Large Dave” has been doing a lot of retweeting on Twitter. His son can best be so low-key as Clemson’s starting quarterback. Uiagalelei, Massive Cinco, is making Large Dave proud.

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