Kana'i Mauga is a rookie linebacker from the University of Southern California who appeared in 43 career games (24 starts) during his four collegiate seasons with the Trojans from 2018-21... Tallied 116 tackles (51 solo), four sacks (22 yds.), two interceptions (45 yds.), four passes defensed and one forced fumble during his career... Started all 12 games played in 2021, logging a team-high 91 tackles (55 solo), one sack (10 yds.), one interception, two passes defensed and one forced fumble... Earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention honors and won USC's 2021 Trojan Way Leadership Award following the season... Started 4-of-6 games played in 2020, tallying 41 tackles (15 solo), one sack (2 yds.) and one interception (34 yds.)... Appeared in 13 games (8 starts) in 2019, collecting 61 tackles (32 solo), three sacks (20 yds.), one interception (11 yds.), two passes defensed and one forced fumble... Posted 14 tackles (4 solo) and two passes defensed in 12 games played as a true freshman in 2018... Prepped at Wai'anae (Hawaii) High School, where he recorded 52.5 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and three defensive TDs as a senior in 2017... Named to the 2017 PrepStar All-American team and was named USA Today's All-Hawaii Defensive Player of the Year following his senior season... Kana'i Mauga was born on Jan. 8, 2000.