Vic So'oto Athlete Profile

#37 Vic So'oto

Position: Defensive Line Height: 6-3 Weight: 261 Roster Years: 2005-2010 Hometown: Carlsbad, CA Last School: Carlsbad High School


Parents are Vitale and Sili So'oto ... recruited by USC, UCLA, Stanford, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona, Arizona State, Nevada, Washington, San Diego State, Colorado, UNLV, Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska, UTEP, Oklahoma, Michigan, Florida State and Duke ... full name is Vitale Ta'aga Magauli So'oto ... married to wife Ashley.

Before BYU

A San Diego Union Tribune first-team All-San Diego linebacker as a senior ... earned first-team All-CIF honors as a tight end ... team MVP ... earned All-Avocado League first-team honors ... a first-team All-North County selection ... ranked as a top-15 high school tight end by one national recruiting service ... recorded 80 tackles and three forced fumbles as a linebacker during his senior season ... posted 18 receptions for 400 yards and two touchdowns as a senior tight end ... a three-year letterwinner at Carlsbad HS ... a scholar-athlete ... also lettered in volleyball.                                                                                                                                


Unassisted Tackles: 4 vs. TCU, 2010
Assisted Tackles: 8 vs. Air Force, 2010
Total Tackles: 11 vs. Air Force, 2010
TFL: 4.0 vs. Wyoming, 2010
Interceptions: 1 vs. Nevada, 2010
Sacks: 1, six times

2005 | Freshman Year

Played in 11 games during the season ... started one game ... saw action on special teams and at tight end.

2006 | Redshirt Year

Redshirted the 2006 season.

2007 | Sophomore Year

Earned letterman honors ... saw action in all 13 games at both tight end and on special teams ... credited with 12 receptions for 124 yards ... had a season-high two receptions for 33 yards in the Cougars' season-opening victory against Arizona ... averaged over 10 yards per reception.

2008 | Medical Redshirt Year

Played in two games and had five tackles, a quarterback hurry and forced a fumble before suffering a season-ending injury.

2009 | Junior Year

Earned letterman honors as a junior ... saw action in 10 games ... totaled 10 tackles on the season as a member of the defensive line ... had four tackles for loss, including on sack against Colorado State ... a career-high two tackles for loss at Tulane.

2010 | Senior Year

Earned letterman honors as a senior ... started in all 13 games at defensive end ... All-MWC First Team ... Phil Steele All-MWC Second Team ... totaled 45 tackles ... led the team with 11.5 TFL while finishing first on the team with five sacks and eight quarterback hurries ... had one interception, one pass breakup and one forced fumble ... notched a career high 11 tackles at Air Force ... had career highs of four solo tackles, four TFL, two quarterback hurries and a fumble forced against Wyoming