Position
Outside Linebacker
Height
6'3
Weight
274 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Salt Lake City, Utah
High School
East HS
Major
Interdisciplinary Studies

Senior defensive end who has worked his way into the rotation on the defensive line … Former junior college transfer who enters his third season with the Tigers in 2021 … Quick to the ball and extremely strong … Has also seen action at linebacker during his LSU career … Contributes on special teams … Has played in 11 games during his career at LSU with seven tackles and a tackle for loss.

SENIOR SEASON (2020)
Appeared in seven games with no starts … Recorded seven tackles and a tackle for a 1-yard loss … Closed season with best performance of career with four tackles and a tackle for loss in win over Ole Miss … Had one tackle in games against Arkansas, Texas A&M and Florida.

JUNIOR SEASON (2019)
Played in four games with no starts … Saw action against Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Georgia in the SEC Championship Game and against Oklahoma in the national semifinal … Did not record any defensive statistics.

PRIOR TO LSU
Joined the Tigers after a stellar junior college career at Mesa Community College in Arizona … Considered one of the top junior college defenders in the nation in 2018 … Compiled 114 tackles and 4.5 sacks while at Mesa Community College … Recorded 63 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks as a freshman … Earned first team All-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference honors as a sophomore in 2018 … Rated as the No. 6 strong-side defensive end in junior college for 2018 … Ranked as a three-star prospect by both 247 Sports and Rivals … Listed as the 25th best overall junior college prospect nationally by Rivals … Originally attended East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah … Coached by Ryan Felker while at Mesa CC.

SONI FONUA’S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 4 vs. Ole Miss, 2020
Tackles for loss: 0.5 vs. Ole Miss, 2020

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