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  Nai Fotu
Nai Fotu

Player Profile
Hometown:
Laie, Hawaii

High School:
Kahuku HS

Weight:
247

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
08/20/1988

Experience:
4VL

11/12/2011

Utah 31, UCLA 6 - AP Photos

John White rushed for 167 yards and scored three touchdowns.

10/11/2008

Utes Throttle Cowboys, 40-7 :: Oct. 11, 2008 :: AP Photos

Utes Throttle Cowboys, 40-7 :: Oct. 11, 2008 :: AP Photos

UTAH: Played both linebacker and defensive end ... excellent pass rusher ... missed all of 2010 with a knee injury ... played in 49 of 52 games in his four years, earning four letters.

2011-Played in 11 games, seeing time at both linebacker and defensive end ... five total tackles included two sacks ... two tackles against UCLA with an 8-yard sack ... 10-yard sack against Arizona ... recovered a fumble against Pittsburgh.

2010-Redshirted (suffered knee injury in spring ball).

2009-Played in all 13 games with one start against Utah State ... 23 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks ... season-high with four tackles against UNLV and BYU ... forced a fumble and had an 8-yard sack against Utah State ... three tackles at Colorado State.

2008-Played in 12 games, starting eight at stud linebacker ... missed the Sugar Bowl after injuring his knee in the final regular season game ... 35 total tackles included 5.5 tackles for loss ... 2.5 tackles for loss (including a sack), and a season-high seven tackles at Michigan ... three tackles and a forced fumble against Weber State ... five tackles, a sack, and a pass breakup against Colorado State ... four tackles, including one TFL, against UNLV.

2007-Played in all 13 games as a true freshman ... began the season as a defensive end, but was moved to linebacker where a special package was created for him ... played on special teams in every game ... 11 total tackles, 3.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks ... best game was against San Diego State, when he had three tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble ... recorded a sack against both New Mexico and Colorado State.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-state Honolulu Advertiser ... second-team all-state Honolulu Star Bulletin ... 47 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 10 sacks as a senior ... helped Kahuku High School (Hawaii) win the 2005 and 2006 state championships ... also lettered three years in rugby.

PERSONAL: Son of Timote and Florence Fotu ... youngest of 12 children (eight boys, four girls) ... has a bachelor's degree in sociology ... full name is Timote Nai Fotu (pronounced ny fo-too) ... born Aug. 20, 1988 in Montclair, Calif., but spent most of his childhood in Tonga.

YEAR	G/GS	UT	AT	TOT	TFL	SACK
2007	13/0	7	4	11	3.5-18	2.5-17
2008	12/8	15	20	35	5.5-18	2.0-14
2009	13/1	15	8	23	3.5-22	1.5-11
2011	11/0	4	1	5	2.0-18	2.0-18
Totals	49/9	41	33	74	14.5-76	8.0-60
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