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Michael Lafitte Athlete Profile

#18 Michael Lafitte

Michael Lafitte
Position: Cornerback Height: 5-6 Weight: 160 Roster Years: 1999-2001 Hometown: Peoria, AZ Last School: Pheonix Junior College


parents are Jerrold and Barbara...enjoys swimming and reading fiction during leisure time...majoring in health sciences ...recruited by Northern Arizona, Louisiana Tech, Oregon, Oregon State and Kansas...married to Kristy on July 2, 2001.

Before BYU

Three-year letterman in football and a two-year letterman in baseball at Ironwood High School...named all-conference as a junior...missed first five games as a senior due to a knee injury...played running back in high school.

Other College

Named all-conference as a sophomore at Phoenix JC...played wide receiver as a freshman, then converted to cornerback as a sophomore...ranked second nationally among junior college players in interceptions.


Year     Gms   UT   AT   TOT   INT   YDS   PD   BrUp
1999 9 8 4 12 0 0 1 3

1999 | Sophomore Year

Transferred from Phoenix Junior College...saw action against Utah...played backup role at corner.

2000 | Junior Year

Recorded three tackles, including one unassisted and two assisted tackles, in the Blue/White scrimmage...started three games during the regular season, seeing action in nine games...registered 12 tackles, including eight solo stops...recovered one fumble and produced three pass deflections.

2001 | Senior Year

Played 12-of-13 regular-season games for the Cougars and during the Liberty Bowl against No. 22 Louisville...part of a team that recorded its 12th undefeated home season...received coaches award against California...recorded 26 tackles on the season, 25 solo takedowns...season-high of seven takedowns against California...posted one deflected pass against Nevada...a member of the 2001 MWC Championship team...helped BYU to a 12-2 record during the season, including a streak of 12 straight wins.