Lorenzo Fauatea
Defensive Line 55
310 lbs.
West Valley, 
Last School
Hunter High School
Roster Years

Pronunciation: Lo-Ren-zo Fow-uh-tay-uh

BYU Highlights

Part of BYU's defensive line from 2017-2022, Fauatea appeared in 46 games with nine career starts, including six his senior season. He concludes his time as a Cougar with 64 total tackles (36 solo, 28 assisted) and 11 tackles for loss for 49 yards. His career includes some of the following highlights:

  • Six career sacks for 40 yards, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
  • Totaled 22 tackles (11 solo) in 2022 to go along with five tackles-for-loss, 2.5 sacks, three quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and pass breakup.
  • In 2021, Fauatea recorded a key forced fumble in BYU's 26-17 win over No. 21 Utah while collecting a fumble recovery in a 35-27 win over South Florida.
  • 21 total tackles in 2019, posting a career-high five tackles in BYU's 28-25 home win over No. 14 Boise State.

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  • Major: Earned bachelor's degree in 2022 in sociology
  • Parents are Matthew and Kika
  • Wife's name is Chastina

Before BYU

  • A three-star defensive end by Scout, Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN 
  • Named Region 21 Defensive MVP by the Deseret News and All-Region selection
  • Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune 5A First Team All-State selection 
  • Played in the Polynesian Bowl
  • Coached by Scott Henderson 
  • Also recruited by Utah and Oregon State
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2018

  • Played in all 13 games, starting one
  • Totaled 13 total tackles including nine solo stops
  • Had first career solo tackle at Arizona
  • Tied his career-high three tackles at Wisconsin
  • Had first career pass breakup against Cal
  • Posted season high of two assisted tackles at No. 6 Wisconsin
  • Recorded first career sack and first tackle for loss against New Mexico State
  • Career-high 1.5 sacks against Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Sophmore Year 2019

  • Played nine games with two starts
  • Totaled 21 tackles
  • Had three tackles for loss and two sacks
  • Forced one fumble and had one quarterback hurry
  • Had a career-best five tackles against Tennessee and Boise State
  • Posted a sack and forced fumble against USC
  • Also had a sack against Boise State
  • Posted one tackle for loss against San Diego State
Junior Year 2021

  • Played in first five games in 2021 prior to missing the rest of the season due to injury.
  • Recorded a key forced fumble in 26-17 win over No. 21 Utah. 
  • Collected his first career fumble recovery in 35-27 win over South Florida. 
Senior Year 2022

  • Played in 12 games, starting six
  • Totaled 22 tackles (11 solo), five tackles-for-loss, 2.5 sacks, three quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and pass breakup
  • Single-game career-high with 1.5 sacks in BYU's 35-26 win over Stanford
  • Recorded third-career forced fumble in loss at Liberty
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2017

Medical Redshirt Year 2017

  • Played in three games
  • Had four total tackles
  • Notched three tackles against Utah State
Junior 2020

  • Played in four games before suffering a season-ending injury
  • Lorenzo Fauatea walks into IPF for BYU's 2023 NFL Pro Day