Neil Pau'u
Wide Receiver 2
215 lbs.
Santa Ana, 
Last School
Servite High School
Roster Years


  • Born in Santa Ana
  • Parents are Tupou and Uepi
  • Younger brother of linebacker Butch Pau'u

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Servite High School
  • Coached by AJ Gass and Troy Thomas


  • Salt Lake City , Utah
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2017

  • Played in 11 games
  • Had 14 receptions for 139 yards and two touchdowns
  • In his college debut, caught a career-long 28-yard touchdown pass against Portland State
  • Averaged 9.9 yards per reception
Sophmore Year 2018

  • Played in 13 games, starting three
  • Totaled 18 catches, 216 yards and one touchdown
  • Threw one pass for 40 yards at Boise State on a trick play
  • Posted season long reception of 40 yards at UMass
  • Posted season high 62 total receiving yards at UMass
  • Tied career-high of four receptions against No. 10 Utah
  • Scored one touchdown on a 10-yard reception against No. 17 Utah
Junior Year 2021


  • Played in and started 10 games, recording at least three receptions in each.
  • Despite season-ending injury sustained versus Idaho State, still finished the season as the Cougars' receptions leader with 46 for 526 yards and six touchdowns.
  • Averaged 11.4 yards per reception and 52.6 yards per game.
  • Tied with Puka Nacua for team lead in receiving touchdowns (6 - career best season)
  • Three games of over 50 receiving yards.
  • Five games with at least one touchdown reception. 
  • Named to Pro Football Network All-Independent Second Team Offense.
  • Recorded the team's longest reception of the season, a 67-yard touchdown strike from Jaren Hall versus Arizona. 
  • Recorded a career-high 126 receiving yards for two touchdowns off eight receptions in 24-16 win over Arizona. 
  • Led the team in receiving yards (70) and receptions (6) at Washington State.  
  • Snagged a 67-yard touchdown pass to put BYU ahead by two touchdowns during the second quarter of 24-16 win versus Arizona. 
Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

Junior 2020

  • Named Second Team All-Independent
  • Played in all 12 games, starting 9
  • Second on the team in receptions with 45 and third with receiving yards at 603
  • Helped BYU offense rank No. 3 in scoring (43.5), No. 6 in total offense (522.2), and No. 8 passing offense (322.1)
  • Tallied four touchdowns on the season
  • Had a season-long receptions of 35 yards
  • Threw three passes on the season connecting on two on two 16-yard passes against Texas State and UCF
  • Had three tackles on the season on the special teams unit with two solo stops
  • Neil Pau'u catches touchdown against USF

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  • Neil Pau'u smiles against Utah Stat

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  • Neil Pau'u in open space vs. Baylor

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  • Neil Pau'u hauls in catch against Wazzu

    Neil Pau'u hauls in catch against Wazzu

  • Neil Pau'u forces way into end zone for TD vs. ISU

    Neil Pau'u forces way into end zone for TD vs. ISU

  • Neil Pau'u prepares for 2022 NFL Draft

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  • Neil Pau'u signs as NFL undrafted rookie free agent

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