NFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
6-0-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
1-5-0 5-12-0
1-5-0 4-13-0

2022 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
FUM
Forced Fumbles
SCK
Sacks
Regular Season 95 4 1 2 2.0
Post Season 16 0 0 0 0.0

Top Talanoa Hufanga News

  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Breakout year at safety

    Hufanga finished the 2022 season with 97 tackles (66 solo), four interceptions, two sacks and two forced fumbles across 17 regular-season games.

    Hufanga also scored a touchdown off of one of his four interceptions, rounding out a breakout year at the safety position. The 2021 fifth-round pick remains signed under his rookie contract through the 2024 season, but he would likely command some sort of extension if he can reproduce the results we saw this year. Hufanga will begin next season as the 49ers' starting strong safety, putting him in position to post strong IDP numbers.

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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Nine stops in Week 17

    Hufanga notched nine tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 37-34 win over the Raiders.

    Hufanga's nine tackles were good for second on the team behind Fred Warner and tied his second-highest mark of the season. In his first full season as a starter, the second-year safety has totaled 93 stops, nine pass defenses, four interceptions, two sacks, two forced fumbles and one defensive touchdown.

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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Forces fumble in shutout

    Hufanga logged nine tackles (six solo) and one forced fumble during Sunday's 13-0 win over the Saints.

    Hufanga finished with a team high in tackles during this shutout performance for the 49ers' defense. The second-year safety also forced his fifth turnover of the season, punching out a fumble from running back Alvin Kamara in the fourth quarter. Hufanga has been a massive contributor since stepping into a starting role for San Francisco's secondary in 2022, and he'll likely need to notch another standout performance to help come away with a win against Miami's prolific offense next Sunday.

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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Eight stops in win

    Hufanga tallied eight tackles (six solo) in Sundays 31-14 win against the Rams.

    Hufanga logged his most productive statistical outing since his NFL debut in San Francisco's season opener. The second-year safety emerged into a starring role over the first half of the season, and he has now recorded 48 tackles (35 solo), one sack, six passes defended and three touchdowns with one defensive touchdown in 2022. Hufanga's next contest will come against the Chargers on Sunday, Nov. 13.

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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Out of concussion protocol

    Hufanga (concussion) is listed as active Sunday against the Chiefs, Lindsey Pallares and Briana McDonald of the 49ers' official site report.

    Hufanga initially picked up a head injury last Sunday in Atlanta but was able to return to the game. However, he entered the concussion protocol one day later and managed just one limited practice during Week 7 prep, leaving him questionable for this contest. Per David Lombardi of The Athletic, Hufanga took part in a pregame warmup, signifying he may have gained clearance to play, and indeed that has come to pass. The 49ers' starting strong safety has been all over the field this season, racking up 36 tackles, five pass defenses, two interceptions (one pick-six) and one sack in six appearances.

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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Listed as questionable for Sunday

    Hufanga (concussion) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against Kansas City, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Hufanga entered concussion protocol Monday after taking a hit to the head in a Week 6 loss against Atlanta. He missed the first two practices this week but was able to return in a limited fashion Friday. Should Hufanga not be able to clear the protocol, Tarvarius Moore could be in line to replace him in the lineup.

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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Sits out again

    Hufanga (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Hufanga exited Sunday's game after suffering a head injury. He was initially cleared to return to the matchup before entering concussion protocol Monday. After sitting out of practice both Wednesday and Thursday, Hufanga was able to make it on the practice field with a helmet on and went through warmups with the team. The starting safety has logged 36 tackles, five pass breakups, one sack and two interceptions through six games. Friday's practice report should provide more insight on his status for Sunday's matchup against the Chiefs.

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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Sits out Wednesday

    Hufanga (concussion) did not participate in the 49ers' practice Wednesday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

    Hufanga was evaluated for a head injury during Sunday's loss to the Falcons, but he was initially cleared to return to this contest before entering protocol Monday. The starting strong safety has emerged into a prominent role for San Francisco this season, recording 36 tackles, one sack, five passes defended and two interceptions over six games. Hufanga will have two more practices Thursday and Friday to improve his status, or else he'll likely sit out this Sunday's game versus Kansas City.

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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Enters concussion protocol

    Initially cleared to return after suffering a blow to the head during Sunday's loss at Atlanta, Hufanga entered concussion protocol Monday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

    Per coach Kyle Shanahan, Hufanga did not display concussion symptoms until entering the 49ers' facilities Monday. If the sophomore safety is forced to miss Week 7 versus Kansas City, George Odum would likely be in line for the majority of the fill-in reps.

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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: First sack of 2022

    Hufanga recorded five tackles (two solo), one sack and one pass breakup during Sunday's 37-15 win over the Panthers.

    Hufanga's totaled 30 tackles, two interceptions and five pass breakups through his five contests of 2022. This is already a drastic increase from his 2021 campaign, where he compiled 32 tackles, zero interceptions and two pass breakups through 15 games. The 22-year-old is on pace for 100 plus tackles this season if he remains healthy.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Corvallis, OR
Age: 23
School: USC
Experience: 2