Alema Pilimai
Defensive Tackle 99
275 lbs.
Last School
Tustin High School
Roster Years
2016 | 2019-2022

Pronunciation: Uh-leh-muh Pee-lee-my

BYU Highlights

  • Will be a fifth-year junior in 2022
  • Has played in six career games for the Cougars (2016, 2021)
  • See "Year" tab for more information


  • Major: Family Life
  • Missionary Service: Served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Guam, Micronesia (2017-19) 
  • Fluent in Chukese
  • Parents are Sunsue and Vanu
  • Married to Natasha since 2020
  • Plays the ukulele and guitar

Before BYU

  • Rated a three-star prospect by ESPN, Scout, Rivals and 247Sports out of Tustin High School
  • The No. 9 outside linebacker in California
  • Named All-League and All-CIF First Team
  • A scholar athlete with a 4.0 GPA
  • Helped Tustin to an 8-3 overall, 4-1 regional record with an appearance in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division playoffs
  • Also played quarterback in high school
  • Coached by Myron Miller
  • Also recruited by Oregon State, Utah State, Washington State and Utah
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2016

  • Played in five games
Sophmore Year 2021

  • Played in one game.
  • Recorded first tackle of BYU career in 59-14 win over Idaho State. 
Junior Year 2022

  • Played in three games
Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

  • A member of the scout team
Medical Redshirt Year

Sophomore 2020