Fred Warner
Linebacker 4
230 lbs.
San Marcos, 
Last School
Mission Hills High School
Roster Years

Career Summary

  • Played in 49 career games, starting in 42
  • Named to watch lists for Badnarik and Butkus Awards (2017)
  • Wuerffel Trophy and AFCA Good Works Team nominee (2017)
  • Two-time Phil Steele All-Independent Team
  • Seven career interceptions, including two pick-sixes
  • Led BYU in total tackles in final two seasons (2016, 2017)
  • Made 264 career tackles, ranking No. 24 in BYU history
  • Received Most Valuable Player Award and Captains Award at annual team banquet (2018)


  • Parents are Laura and Fred
  • Has two siblings
  • Younger brother Troy is a DB on the football team
  • Graduated in December 2018 as an exercise and wellness major 

Before BYU

  • Four star prospect by, and 
  • No. 15-rated outside linebacker in the nation by and No. 25 overall prospect from California 
  • No. 27 outside linebacker in the nation by
  • rated No. 26 outside linebacker by 247Sports and the No. 32 prospect overall from California 
  • Named the Avocado East League Defensive Player of the Year and the All-San Diego Section Defensive Player of the Year 
  • Named All-California First Team by USA Today
  • Named Cal-Hi Sports All-State First Team  
  • Also recruited by Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, California, Nebraska, New Mexico State, USC, Utah, Washington and Washington State
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2014

  • Notched a career-high six total tackles in game at UCF while filling in for injured Alani Fua

  • Tallied four total and three solo tackles while also returning an interception 20 yards for the touchdown against Boise State

  • Played in 10 games as a true freshman while recording 24 tackles, one tackle for loss and an interception

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman

Sophmore Year 2015

  • Earned his second fumble recovery of his career and the season against ECU. He also grabbed his first interception of the season and the second of his career
  • Notched a career high in tackles for loss with two against Cincinnati
  • Recorded his first two career sacks in addition to ending the game with four total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one quarterback hurry against Wagner
  • Had his second career multi-sack game against San Jose State with all four career sacks in the past two games. He recovered his third fumble this season on a 4th-down rushing attempt by the Spartans
  • Notched his second interception of the year and returned it 27 yards against Fresno State. He finished with four tackles and one tackle for loss
  • Had fourth fumble recovery of the season against Utah State is tied for No. 2 in a season at BYU since 2000. He also tied his career high with nine total tackles in the game
  • Played in all 13 games and started 12
  • Earned letterman honors
  • Named to the Phil Steele Postseason All-Independent First Team
Junior Year 2016

  • Started all 13 games at outside linebacker
  • Led BYU with 86 total tackles
  • No. 2 on the team with 10.5 tackles for loss
  • Tied for second on the team with three interceptions
  • Had his second career pick-six at Boise State, this time going for 59 yards
  • Notched nine tackles, two pass breakups and one interception against UCLA
  • Set a new career high in tackles against West Virginia with 14, including nine solo stops
  • Named to the College Sports Madness Preseason All-Independent first team defense
Senior Year 2017

  • Started all 13 games
  • As a senior captain, led the team in total tackles with 87, including 48 solo stops
  • Had nine tackles for loss for 21 yards and one sack for eight yards
  • Recorded one interception for 26 yards and five pass breakups
  • Forced and recovered one fumble against Utah
  • Named to watch lists for Bednarik Award and Butkus Award
  • Named a Wuerffel Trophy nominee
  • An AFCA Good Works Team nominee
  • Received Most Valuable Player Award and Captains Award at annual team banquet
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year