Laiatu Latu



Week 8: In UCLA's 42-7 bludgeoning of Stanford, Latu racked up a sack for the third straight game. He also had two other QB pressures. He recorded a tackle and anchored a run defense that allowed just 24 rushing yards in the game. — JH 

Week 7: The DE recorded his sixth sack of the season in UCLA's 36-24 win over host Oregon State. He was credited with four tackles and had a solid day defending the run. He also missed a tackle for the third straight game. — JH

Week 6: In a game reminiscient of his dominant season-opening performance, Latu recorded one sack and mounted nine other pressures on Cougars' QB Cameron Ward. The Bruins won, 25-17. The edge rusher also forced a fumble and was in on three tackles, though he did miss two tackle opportunities. — JH

Week 5: DNP — UCLA had a bye week.

Week 4: In a defensive struggle with the Utes, which Utah won 14-7, Latu registed two QB pressures and was in on five tackles. He played 40 snaps total.

Week 3: Latu was limited to 14 total snaps as UCLA throttled North Central Carolina, 59-7, in the latest chapter of this storied rivalry. Latu recorded one tackle and one QB pressure. — JH

Week 2: In the Bruins' 35-10 road win over San Diego State, Latu built on his eye-popping Week 1 effort, adding another sack and three QB pressures. He also recorded four tackles (two solo, two assisted) against the Aztecs. — JH

Week 1: Latu had an epic day in UCLA's season opener, a 27-13 win over Coastal Carolina. The edge rusher played 50 snaps and registered an astounding 11 total pressures, including three sacks, five hurries and three hits on the Chanticleers QB Grayson McCall. Latu was also in on three tackles. — JH

Week 0: DNP

HISTORY — From College Profile

2022: Enrolled at UCLA in January of 2022 and participated in spring training ... Appeared in all 13 games as a reserve outside linebacker ... led the team with 12.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks ... eighth in the nation, second in the Pac-12, with a 0.81 sacks per game mark ... had season-high 3.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks at Colorado and was named Pac-12 Player of the Week ... totaled 1.0 sack and 1.5 tackles for loss in Sun Bowl vs. Pittsburgh ... recorded 2.0 sacks against Alabama State and 1.5 against USC ... credited with a season-best six tackles in games against both Utah and Oregon ... registered three forced fumbles on the season (Alabama State, Colorado, Stanford) ... recovered a fumble at Cal ... named first-team All-Pac-12 by the league coaches and second-team all-conference by Pro Football Focus ... College Football Comeback Player of the Year award winner ... named to the Associated Press and The Athletic Midseason All-America Teams.

—at University of Washington—

2021: Did not see game action.

2020: Did not see game action.

2019: Played in 12 of 13 games (not vs. Hawai'i) as a true freshman ... saw action in the Huskies' win over Eastern Washington, finishing with two tackles ... one of his two stops vs. EWU as a TFL in the end zone that resulted in a safety ... two tackles, including half of a sack, vs. California ... made three tackles in the win at BYU ... had one tackle in the victory over USC ... saw action at Stanford ... made two stops in the UW win at Arizona ... had four tackles vs. Oregon ... batted down a pass in the Apple Cup win over WSU ... made two tackles in the Las Vegas Bowl win over Boise State.

High School: Played outside linebacker and tight end at Jesuit ... named to the USA Today's All-California first team ... as a senior, credited with 94 total tackles, including 29.5 tackles for loss ... also caught 13 passes for 272 yards in 2018 ... helped team to a 7-6 overall record and the semifinals of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Division 2 playoffs ... as a junior in 2017, notched 65 tackles, including 17 for loss and 12 sacks ... named the Delta League's co-All-Purpose Player of the Year as a junior ... also named to the Sacramento Bee's All-Metro first team as an all-purpose selection ... helped the Marauders to a 10-3 record and the Sac-Joaquin Division I semifinals in 2017 ... played on the varsity as a sophomore in 2016 ... team went 9-4 and made the Division II semifinals that year ... chosen to play in the Polynesian Bowl ... ranked the No. 112 overall prospect and No. 6 weakside defensive end in the nation by 247Sports, who also listed him as the No. 19 recruit in California ... ranked in ESPN's top 300 and rated the nation's No. 122 overall recruit and No. 4 DE by ... played for coach Marlon Blanton.


Son of Kerry Latu … has a brother and two sisters.


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Weight: 265
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