#91 Breiden Fehoko Season 2019
2019 LSU Graduate (Communication Studies)
2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
Spent two season with the Tigers after transferring from Texas Tech … Two-year starter at Texas Tech before transferring to LSU … Sat out the 2017 season and then was part of the starting rotation on the defensive line for LSU in 2018 and 2019 … Capped his LSU career appearing in 23 games, starting 12 times … Recorded 33 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks … Versatile enough to play either inside or outside … Spent first part of last season as LSU’s nose tackle before shifting to defensive end … Tremendous upper body strength with excellent quickness for a big man … One of the LSU team leaders and a fan favorite … Gained national attention with his pre-game “Haka”, which is done with his family just as the team enters the locker room after walking down Victory Hill … It’s become so popular that huge crowds gather to watch the Fehoko’s perform this traditional war cry, which is derived from their culture … His dad, Vili, served as “Vili the Warrior” at the University of Hawaii football and men’s volleyball games for over a decade … Breiden, just a young boy, would join his dad on the field at Aloha Stadium for halftime performances … Excelled in the classroom and is active in community service projects … Named to the 2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll … Aspires to work in sports broadcasting once his football playing days are over … Graduated in December of 2019 with a degree in communication studies.
SENIOR SEASON (2019)
Veteran leader on the defensive line for the Tigers … Played in 15 games with four starts in 2019 … Credited with 17 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss and half sack … Didn’t have a tackle against Oklahoma but impacted OU quarterback Jalen Hurts many times during the game … Finished with two tackles against Arkansas … Earned a tackle for loss on two tackles at Mississippi State … Credited with a PBU and two tackles against No. 7 Florida … Fourth on the team in tackles with three and also credited for a tackle for loss against Utah State … Started at Vanderbilt and finished with four tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss … Made his first start of 2019 against Northwestern State and earned a pair of tackles … Aspires to work in television and spent most of Chick-fil-A Bowl Media Day serving as a roving reporter for LSUsports.net.
JUNIOR SEASON (2018)
Played in eight games with starts in all eight … Missed final four games with an injury … Started at nose tackle for first six games of year before shifting to defensive end against Georgia … Played defensive end against Alabama as well … Finished year with 16 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks … Had best overall game against Southeastern Louisiana with six tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack for an 11-yard loss in win over the Lions … Had a pair of tackles in helping LSU to upset win over No. 2 Georgia.
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017 at LSU)
Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules … Dominant force on the LSU scout squad in 2017.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016 at Texas Tech)
Started in all 12 games of his sophomore season … Was at the top of the depth chart at the defensive tackle position … Joined safety Jah’Shawn Johnson as the only Red Raider defensive players to start all 12 games during the season … Started all 25 games of his Red Raider career as well … Finished with 19 tackles (10 solo), including 3.5 for a loss and a sack … Led the team with five quarterback hurries … recorded two or more tackles in seven different games … Had a quarterback hurry in season opener versus Stephen F. Austin … Posted two tackles, including one for a loss, at Arizona State … Garnered his lone sack on the season in the Big 12-opener against Kansas … Had two tackles against the Jayhawks … Notched at least two tackles over five-consecutive games to start league action … Recorded a season-high three tackles in four games: Kansas State, Oklahoma, TCU and Iowa State … Set a career high with two quarterback hurries against the Cyclones as well … Academic All-Big 12 second team honoree … Preseason candidate for the Polynesian Player of the Year.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2015 at Texas Tech)
Started at defensive tackle in all 13 games of his freshman season … Compiled four tackles for loss, a sack and an interception … Made first career tackle against UTEP … Found a way into the UTEP back field and stuffed the quarterback six yards behind the line of scrimmage … Added another tackle the following week at Arkansas … Recorded a career-high two tackles in loss to TCU … Matched that career high with two tackles against Baylor … Put together best performance of the season with four tackles against Iowa State … Followed with three tackles, including one for a loss at Kansas … Recorded one tackle in loss to Oklahoma … Posted first career sack at West Virginia … Later added an interception, becoming first Red Raider defensive lineman to pick off a pass since Scott Smith against Texas in 2010 … Logged first career quarterback hurry in victory over Kansas State … Recorded three tackles, including one for a loss in the win at Texas … An All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (Coaches).
Five-star prospect by Scout … Four-star prospect by Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN … Member of the Rivals 250 (122) and the ESPN 300 (51) … Under Armour High School All-American … Attended The Opening Football Camp in Oregon in the summer of 2014 … Ranked as the No. 4 defensive lineman in this year’s class by Scout and the No. 24 overall prospect … Compiled 74 tackles, 16 sacks, 27 tackles for loss and six forced fumbles in 2014.
Son of Linda and Vili Fehoko … Born Oct. 15, 1996 … Has three brothers: Whitley, who played football at San Diego State, and Sam and V.J., who each played at Texas Tech … Majoring in communication studies.
Breiden Fehoko’s Career Highs
Tackles: 6 vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 2018
Tackles for Loss: 2.5, 2x (Last: vs. Auburn, 2019)
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 2018