Etuini Haloti Ngata (IPA: [ata]; born January 21, 1984) is an American football defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Oregon, and earned All-American honors. The Baltimore Ravens chose him in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft, and he has been selected for the Pro Bowl three times. Ngata, of Tongan ancestry, was born in Inglewood, California. He attended Highland High School in Salt Lake City, Utah and was a three-year starter on the defensive line. As a senior, he recorded over 100 tackles and led his team to the state quarterfinals, following a 12-2 record and a berth in the State Championship as a junior. Ngata was named the 2001 Utah Gatorade Player of the Year and a first-team USA Today All-USA selection. He played in the 2002 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Ngata was listed as a five-star recruit and the No. 2 overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com.
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