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  Viliseni Fauonuku
Viliseni  Fauonuku

Player Profile

West Jordan, Utah

High School:
Bingham HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 285





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Utah vs. Colorado

Utah vs. Colorado


Utah vs. Northern Colorado - Thurs., 30, 2012

Utah vs. Northern Colorado - Thurs., 30, 2012

UTAH: Four-year letterman played in 45 games and started as a senior.

2015--Played in 13 games with eight starts at defensive tackle … 5.0 sacks was third on the team … 38 tackles and 8.5 TFL … tied the school record for sacks in a game with four against Colorado … career-high seven tackles against CU … his forced fumble on the final drive of the Colorado game clinched the Utah win … six tackles against California included 2.0 tackles for loss … six tackles (1.0 TFL) against UCLA … five tackles with a sack in the Las Vegas Bowl vs. BYU.

2014-- Played in all 13 games with two starts … 24 total tackles included 5.5 TFL and 2.0 sacks … one pass breakup … two TFL and a sack against Arizona State … season-high four tackles against Michigan and Arizona … sack and a pass breakup at Oregon State.

2013--Played in seven games with one start (BYU) … 14 tackles included two sacks … season-high five tackles (one sack) against BYU … three tackles with one sack against Colorado … three tackles vs. Oregon.

2012--Played in all 12 games … 13 total tackles included 4.5 TFL and a sack … three tackles, one TFL and a forced fumble against Northern Colorado … three tackles and a TFL vs. UCLA … two tackles against BYU included 1.5 TFL and one sack honorable mention Academic All-Pac-12.


HIGH SCHOOL: Played for championship teams in both Texas (Euless Trinity HS) and Utah (Bingham HS) ... Euless Trinity was crowned the 2007 national champion, while Bingham won Utah 5A state titles in 2009 and 2010 ... first-team all-state in Utah as a junior and senior and honorable mention as a sophomore ... Euless Trinity’s freshman MVP in 2007 ... 98 tackles, eight sacks, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as a junior ... 75 tackles and eight sacks as a senior at Bingham High ... earned three letters in football and two in wrestling ... placed fifth in the state in the heavyweight class in 2010.

PERSONAL: Son of Tevita Fauonuku and Gena Newton ... six siblings ... enjoys playing rugby and wrestling ... first person in his family to graduate from high school … majored in sociology... name is pronounced veeley senny fow-oh-new-koo … nickname is Seni ... born April 30, 1993 in Oahu, Hawaii, he was raised in Texas and Utah.

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