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Romney Fuga Athlete Profile

#98 Romney Fuga

Position: Defensive Line Height: 6-2 Weight: 318 Roster Years: 2006 | 2009-2012 Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA Last School: Edison High School

Conference Honors

  • 2006 Academic All-MWC
  • 2009 Academic All-MWC
  • 2010 Academic All-MWC

Career Summary

Romney Fuga came to BYU as a first-team all-state player from Edison High School in California. As a four-time letterman he played in 54 games with 32 starts. He recorded 131 total tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks as a Cougar. Fuga was credited with a career-high seven tackles against Utah as a senior and helped BYU earn third in the nation in total defense that same season. Fuga was also a three-time Academic All-MWC recipient. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details.


  • Signed free agent deal with the Denver Broncos in 2013


  • Parents are Romney and Lavalea Fuga
  • Served in the Madagascar Antananarivo Mission for the LDS Church
  • Speaks Malagasy
  • Eagle Scout
  • Majoring in organizational behavior/HR management
  • Recruited by Penn State, Cal, Washington, UNLV, Nebraska and San Diego

Player Chat: August 27, 2009

Player Journal Entry: September 17, 2009

Before BYU

  • California first-team All-State Underclassman as a junior
  • Los Angeles Times Southern California lineman of the year
  • one of the top defensive tackles and heavyweight wrestlers in the state of California
  • took fourth in the state as a heavyweight wrestler his junior year
  • played in the Florida-California All-Star game

2006 | Freshman Year

  • Earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors as a freshman
  • Played in all 13 games for the Cougars
  • Earned letterman honors as a true freshman
  • Credited with nine tackles on the season, including four solo and five assisted tackles
  • Totaled two tackles for a loss
  • A significant contributor on a defensive unit that gave up only 14.7 points per game, ranking 10th nationally
  • Part of a defense that ranked fourth nationally in turnover margin with +14 turnover margin (+1.08 pg)

2009 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Saw action in all 13 games, starting seven
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Totaled 40 tackles on the season, including 16 solo
  • Had three tackles for loss, including his first career sack against CSU
  • Forced a fumble in the CSU game

2010 | Medical Redshirt Year

  • Received medical waiver from NCAA
  • Started four games at nose guard before suffering a season-ending knee injury (ACL and LCL) against Nevada
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Contributed 15 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks on the year

2011 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Played in 12 games and started all 12
  • Anchored BYU defensive line and rushing defense ranked No. 19 in nation (112.08 ypg allowed)
  • Had 25 tackles including 2 for a loss
  • Had four tackles vs. UCF
  • Three tackles and one tackle for loss vs. San Jose State
  • Two tackles and one tackle for loss vs. Idaho

2012 | Senior Year

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Started in all 13 games
  • Nose tackle and starting point of BYU's defense, ranked No. 3 in the nation (266.1 yards allowed per game)
  • Totaled 42 tackles (No. 2 among defensive linemen on team)
  • Recorded 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks
  • Broke up one pass vs. No. 10 Oregon State to go along with one sack
  • Season-high seven tackles vs. Utah