Kesni Tausinga
Defensive Line 94
300 lbs.
South Jordan, 
Last School
Bingham High School
Roster Years

Career Summary

  • Played in 39 games, starting 12 at Defensive Line
  • Had 49 total tackles, including 11 solo stops


  • Wife is Kaylin. They have a son Manoa 
  • Loves burritos
  • Played the violin and viola for five years
  • Sports hero is Haloti Ngata

Before BYU

  • Most Valuable Athlete 2010-11
  • Four time region champ
  • Three time All-Region First Team
  • Won state championship twice
  • First Team All-State
  • Three time All-American wrestler
  • Two time state champ in wrestling


  • Suva , Fiji
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2014

  • Pitched in with a half sack against Savannah State
  • Played in two games
Sophmore Year 2015

  • Had two tackles against Michigan
  • Registered two tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss in the win over Fresno State
  • Played in 11 games and earned letterman honors as a sophomore
Junior Year 2016

  • Played in 12 games and started the final four games
  • Totaled 16 tackles
  • Batted down passes against UCLA and Utah State
  • Had a career-high three tackles at Boise State
Senior Year 2017

  • Played in 13 games, starting nine
  • Totaled 29 tackles, including 11 solo stops
  • Recorded a career-high seven tackles at Mississippi State
  • Had 1.5 TFL for three yards and two pass breakups
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year