Lorenzo Fauatea
Defensive Line 55
Ht/Wt
6'
4"
|
310 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
West Valley, 
Utah
Last School
Hunter High School
Roster Years
2017-2022


Pronunciation: Lo-Ren-zo Fow-uh-tay-uh

Personal

  • Major: Earned bachelor's degree in 2022 in sociology
  • Parents are Matthew and Kika
  • Wife's name is Chastina

Before BYU

  • A three-star defensive end by Scout, Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN 
  • Named Region 21 Defensive MVP by the Deseret News and All-Region selection
  • Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune 5A First Team All-State selection 
  • Played in the Polynesian Bowl
  • Coached by Scott Henderson 
  • Also recruited by Utah and Oregon State
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2018

  • Played in all 13 games, starting one
  • Totaled 13 total tackles including nine solo stops
  • Had first career solo tackle at Arizona
  • Tied his career-high three tackles at Wisconsin
  • Had first career pass breakup against Cal
  • Posted season high of two assisted tackles at No. 6 Wisconsin
  • Recorded first career sack and first tackle for loss against New Mexico State
  • Career-high 1.5 sacks against Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Sophmore Year 2019

  • Played nine games with two starts
  • Totaled 21 tackles
  • Had three tackles for loss and two sacks
  • Forced one fumble and had one quarterback hurry
  • Had a career-best five tackles against Tennessee and Boise State
  • Posted a sack and forced fumble against USC
  • Also had a sack against Boise State
  • Posted one tackle for loss against San Diego State
Junior Year 2021

  • Played in first five games in 2021 prior to missing the rest of the season due to injury.
  • Recorded a key forced fumble in 26-17 win over No. 21 Utah. 
  • Collected his first career fumble recovery in 35-27 win over South Florida. 
Senior Year 2022

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2017

Medical Redshirt Year 2017

  • Played in three games
  • Had four total tackles
  • Notched three tackles against Utah State
Junior 2020

  • Played in four games before suffering a season-ending injury