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ASU Football BIO
Viliami "Ami" Latu
Player Profile:
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 290
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
High School: Rancho Cucamonga
Experience: 2 Letters




  • Extremely athletic and powerful player who converted from a linebacker to a defensive lineman as a sophomore.
  • Solid fundamentals and a sure tackler with the ability to get to the quarterback.

JUNIOR (2015):

  • Started against A&M (9/5) and led the team with 2.0 tackles for loss with a sack as well  Made the most of his single tackle against UCLA (10/3), logging a sack and a safety on the play.
  • Ended the season recording 14 tackles, including 7 for loss


  • Finished with 24 tackles on the season.
  • Also had two sacks and five TFL’s.
  • Had his second career fumble recovery against Washington State (11/22) and added a sack as well.
  • Had a career high six tackles against Oregon State (11/15)
  • Had his first career sack against Notre Dame (11/8)
  • Had a sack and a  51 yard fumble return against Washington State (11/22)

FRESHMAN (2013):

  • Played in 10 games as a true freshmen.
  • Recoverd a fumble vs. Colorado (10/12).
  • Contributed on special teams. 


  • One of the most prominent linebackers in the state of California and generally regarded as one of the top-20 linebacker prospects in the nation
  • Joins twin brother Alani as members of ASU's 2013 signing class.
  • Regarded as a four-star prospect by; Also rated by Rivals as the nation's No. 13 inside linebacker recruit and the No. 37 overall prospect in the state of California; Rated by as the No. 18 middle linebacker recruit in the nation; Listed by ESPN as the No. 27 inside linebacker prospect in the nation
  • Registered 107 tackles with 4.0 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2012.
  • Exploded for a season-high 18 tackles against Anaheim (Calif.) Servite on Sept. 1, 2012.
  • Chose ASU over reported scholarship offers from Arizona, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, New Mexico, New Mexico State, San Diego State and Utah State.
  • Coached by Nick Baiz at Rancho Cucamonga High.
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