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2015 Gameday Moneymaker
#44 Alani "A.J." Latu
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 250
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
High School: Rancho Cucamonga
Experience: 1 Letter


  • Adds depth and youth at linebacker for ASU.
  • Likely to compete for time at ASU's "Spur" linebacker position.
  • Very physical player with great coverage skills for a linebacker.


  • Finished with nine tackles in the season.
  • Had five tackles against Weber State (08/28), tied for third most on the team.


  • Redshirted on the season after suffering an injury.


  • Key figure in one of California's better high school defenses.
  • Earned All-West Region honors by PrepStar in 2012.
  • Included in the Tacoma (Wash.) News Tribune Western 100 List.
  • Rated by as the No. 41 outside linebacker recruit in the nation; Listed by as the No. 49 outside linebacker prospect in the country and the No. 78 overall recruit in the state of California; Listed by as the No. 8 outside linebacker in the West region after the 2012 season.
  • Joined  twin brother Viliami as members of ASU's 2013 signing class.
  • Recorded 94 tackles, two fumble recoveries, 1.5 sacks, one interception and one forced fumble as a senior in 2012.
  • Posted a season-high 12 tackles on two occasions and recorded 10 total stops twice as well.
  • Chose ASU over reported scholarship offers from Arizona, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Houston, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Oregon State, San Diego State, Utah State and Washington State.
  • Coached by Nick Baiz at Rancho Cucamonga High.
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