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Butch Pau'u Athlete Profile

#38 Butch Pau'u

Position: Linebacker Height: 6-0 Weight: 230 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2012 | 2015-2017 Hometown: Anaheim, CA Mission: Tegucigalpa, Honduras Last School: Servite High School


  • Parents are Tupou and Uepi Pau'u
  • Has five siblings
  • Plans to major in biology

Before BYU

  • Served as Servite team captain, leading them to a 11-2 record as a senior
  • Elected as defensive MVP
  • Named first team all-state and all country
  • Coached by Troy Thomas

2012 | Redshirt Year

  • Member of the scout team

2015 | Freshman Year

  • Notched a season-high three tackles against Fresno State
  • Played in eight games
  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Received 2015-16 Floyd Johnson Service Award at annual Y Awards for making a positive impact in the community and among teammates

2016 | Sophomore Year

  • Finished second on the team with 83 total tackles, despite playing in just 10 games
  • Started eight games at middle linebacker
  • Had 7.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks
  • In his first career start against Arizona, he led the team in tackles with nine, including seven solo, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble
  • Named Madness Independent Defensive Player of the Week on 9/6
  • Game-high and career-high 19 tackles against UCLA, which ties the BYU record since 2000 for tackles in a game
  • First career interception against West Virginia
  • Had 9 tackles against Mississippi State after missing a few games due to injury