Uriah Leiataua
Defensive Line 58
255 lbs.
Last School
Dominguez High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Siu and Vaosa Leiataua
  • Has five sisters
  • His cousins Sonny Tevaga and Shannon Tevaga played football at UCLA
  • Majoring in business

Before BYU

  • Three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Scout.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com
  • No. 33 weakside defensive end by Rivals.com
  • No. 69 defensive end nationally by Scout.com
  • All-CIF Defense First Team and All-CIF Southeast Division selection
  • San Gabriel Valley League MVP and second-team Press Telegraph Dream Team honoree
  • Helped lead Dominquez High School to an 8-4 record and 4-1 league finish in 2013
  • Recorded 24 sacks over the past two seasons, tracking down opponent quarterbacks 13 times as a senior and 11 times as a junior
  • 4.8 40-yard dash with 275 bench press
  • Exceptional student achieving a 4.3 GPA (top 3 in graduating class) including advanced placement credits
  • Recruited by Stanford, Colorado, Colorado State, UCLA, USC, Washington State, Wisconsin, Yale


  • Apia , Samoa
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2017

  • Played in seven games
  • Made five tackles
Sophmore Year 2018

  • Played in nine games
  • Totaled six tackles including three solo stops
  • Tallied first career pass breakup at Boise State
Junior Year 2019

  • 2019 Wuerffel Trophy award watch list nominee
  • Played in 12 games, including four starts on BYU's defensive front
  • Totaled 19 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss
  • Had one sack and one quarterback hurry
Senior Year 2021

  • One of 26 players on the team to play in all 13 games, started four (vs. Arizona, vs. No. 21 Utah, vs. Idaho State, vs. UAB).
  • Career-best season with 26 tackles (16 solo, five for loss), 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
  • Career-high five tackles (three solo, one for loss) at Georgia Southern.
  • Sacks came against Arizona, No. 21 Utah and Utah State. 
  • Recorded second career forced fumble and first career fumble recovery with crucial momentum-swinging turnover in BYU's 66-49 win over Virginia. 
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

  • A member of the scout team
Medical Redshirt Year

Senior 2020

  • Played in eight games
  • Tallied 13 total tackles with three solo stops
  • Had 2.5 tackles for loss including 1.5 sacks
  • Uriah Leiataua after forced fumble vs. UVA

    Uriah Leiataua after forced fumble vs. UVA

  • Uriah Leiataua celebrates his fumble recovery in BYU's 66-49 win over the Virginia Cavaliers.


  • Uriah Leiataua prepares for 2022 NFL Draft

    Uriah Leiataua NFL Draft.jpg