Trajan Pili
Defensive Line 52
255 lbs.
Las Vegas, 
Last School
Centennial High School
Roster Years
2013 | 2016-2019


  • Parents are Wayland and Rebecca
  • His father's cousin Ifo Pili played DL for BYU in 1997-98, 2001-03
  • Younger brother Keenan is also a member of the team, currently serving mission

Before BYU

  • Earned 1st Team All-State DE honors as well as 1st Team All-League DE and TE honors in his senior season at Centennial HS
  • Notched 63 tackles, 7.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries at defensive end
  • As a tight end, he totaled 13 receptions for 212 yards and two TDs
  • Recruited by Oregon, Nebraska, Utah and Stanford


  • Jacksonville , Florida
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2016

  • Played in all 13 games as a freshman
  • Posted eight total tackles, 5.0 were tackles for loss
  • 2.5 sacks during the year
  • Posted two tackles for loss against Mississippi State
Sophmore Year 2017

  • Played in 13 games, starting one
  • Totaled 17 tackles, including eight solo stops
  • Had 3.0 TFL for 8 yards and one sack for three yards
Junior Year 2018

  • Played in all 13 games, starting 10
  • Totaled 27 tackles including 19 solo stops
  • Totaled two sacks, two quarterback hurries and one pass breakup on the season
  • Tied career-high total tackles of four three times against Arizona, UMass and Western Michigan
  • Tied career-high solo stops three times against Arizona, Utah State and New Mexico State
Senior Year 2019

  • Played in all 13 games
  • Started seven games on the defensive line and at middle linebacker
  • Had 10 total tackles with two tackles for loss and one sack
  • Posted a season-high three total tckles at Toledo
  • Finished season with back-to-back games with a tackle for loss at San Diego State and Hawai'i
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

  • A member of the scout team
Medical Redshirt Year