Who Are Kingsley Suamataia’s Parents? Everything You Need To Know About Leroy and Tamara

Kingsley Suamataia is a high-rising college prospect out of BYU. As the 2024 NFL Draft gets closer, who are his parents, and what was his upbringing like?

As some of the top offensive line prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft are concerned, BYU’s Kingsley Suamataia may not have the type of popularity as many in his class.

Despite that, the Orem, Utah, native is an intriguing player overall. Let’s learn some more about the young tackle and who his parents are.

A Look at Kingsley Suamataia’s Parents

Born Jan. 18, 2003, Suamataia is of Samoan descent with his history dating back to spending time in his mother’s hometown of Laie, Hawaii.

The son of Leroy and Tamara Suamataia, Kingsley was a five-star recruit and received offers from the likes of Alabama, Florida, Michigan, and Notre Dame.

After committing and redshirting his first year with the Oregon Ducks, Suamataia transferred closer to home with BYU. Family, to Kinglsey, was the main reason why.

“It was a no-brainer for me, but it took a lot of thought, prayers, and talking with my family. I just needed to come home, be around my family and my religion,” Kingsley told Pro Football Focus. “Be around stuff that I value, and this was the school for that. So I knew I had to come back home.”

Let’s learn more about Leroy and Tamara, and Kingsley’s young upbringing.

Getting To Know Leroy Suamataia

Leroy Suamataia has been an avid supporter of his son’s career over the years.

Leroy hosts the “Good Story” Podcast to “give Polynesian love to the world.”

“We talk that talk about sports, music, style, food, culture, and whatever is happening in the hood worldwide!!! From L.A. to Laie, 676 to 684, New Zealand to Australia, New York to the Bay, West Valley to Happy Valley, and all other neighborhoods in between,” his podcast channel says.

On his latest particular show with former NFL offensive lineman Xavier Su’a-filo, Leroy detailed how he assessed what his son could do at a young age and how it helped him prepare him for the NFL world — even if he didn’t want Kingsley to go into football in the first place.

“First of all, your son is not built like everyone else,” Leroy said. “That’s another thing about assessing what your kid can do. I wish my son played baseball. I just know that’s just not him.”

Getting To Know Tamara Suamataia

Kingsley has described himself as a momma’s boy before, but not much is known about Tamara other than the fact that she, along with her husband, played an important role in their son’s life.

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Tamara was part of Kingsley’s Polynesian heritage originally being from Hawaii. Kingsley’s choice to return to Utah to play for BYU had nothing to do with his play at Oregon, but because he wanted to be closer to home and his family.

That alone should show the impact that someone like Tamara has had on her son.

Does Suamataia Have Any Siblings?

While it is not known whether Suamataia has any siblings, his football family lineage is a great one.

Kingsley is cousins with All-Pro Detroit Lions tackle Penei Sewell, and his younger brother, Chicago Bears linebacker Noah Sewell. Penei was taken seventh overall in the 2021 NFL Draft and has become one of the best tackles in the game.

Penei has actually helped prepare Suamataia for this draft moment over the years.

“He trained me from when I was in junior high to now,” Suamataia said of the older Sewell. “It’s good getting work from him and just seeing stuff that he sees so I could pick up on that stuff, too.”

Noah, on the other hand, was drafted in the fifth round by the Chicago Bears last season and appeared in 13 games, predominately on special teams.

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In some cases, having a football lineage isn’t always the best thing due to high expectations.

According to the Lions’ star offensive linemen, though, Suamataia is just the next up-and-coming great player.

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