Wayne Latu Athlete Profile

#33 Wayne Latu

Wayne Latu
Position: Running Back Height: 5-11 Weight: 215 Roster Years: 2002 | 2005-2008 Hometown: Provo, UT Last School: Timpview High School

Personal

Raised in Provo, Utah ... father is Limhi Latu ... related to former Cougar Peter Tuipolotu ... one of eight children ... has seven sisters ... an Eagle Scout ... served a Church mission in Santiago, Dominican Republic ... speaks both French and Spanish ... an accomplished concert pianist ... participated in concert piano tours to China, Tonga, Canada and Fiji ... attended both Orem High School and Timpview High School ... wife's name is Mary Alisa from Laie, Hawaii ... the couple has a daughter, Malia.

Before BYU

Lettered in football and track at Orem High School ... was the Utah USATF champion in both the 100 and 200 meters ... finished second in the 2002 Jr. Olympics in the 100m and first in the 200m.

Stats

YEAR   GP   ATT   GAIN   LOSS   NET   AVG   TD   LONG   AVG/G
2005 7 16 100 2 98 6.1 1 23 14.0
2007 7 12 39 4 35 2.9 0 9 5.0
2008 11 14 54 3 51 3.6 2 13 4.6
TOTAL 25 42 193 9 184 4.4 3 23 7.7



2005 | Sophomore Year

Played seven out of 12 games in the season ... named Academic All-MWC ... rushed for 100 yards on 16 carries ... against UNLV, set career highs of 93 yards, 15 carries and one touchdown ... averaged 6.1 yards per carry ... recorded 23-yard run against UNLV ... recorded one solo tackle on the season ... participated in spring drills ... played in the annual Blue-White game.

2006 | Redshirt Year

Redshirted the 2006 season.

2007 | Junior Year

Received the Vai Sikahema Award for Service

2008 | Senior Year

Earned letterman honors as a senior ... saw action in 11 games ... totaled 51 yards rushing on 14 carries ... scored touchdowns against UCLA and SDSU ... season-long run of 13 yards versus UCLA ... Vai Sikahema Award for Service and Devotion.