BYU football: Weber State transfer thriving on BYU’s defensive line

BYU defensive end Logan Lutui, a Hunter High product and Weber State transfer to BYU, got a surprise start against Oregon and made the most of his opportunity.

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If someone had told BYU defensive end Logan Lutui a month ago that he would get the starting nod against the Oregon Ducks in famed Autzen Stadium, the Weber State transfer flat-out would not have believed them.

Not only did the 6-foot-1, 255-pound Lutui get the start in the place of injured teammate Tyler Batty, he recorded four tackles — a career-high for an FBS game — in the Cougars’ 41-20 loss.

“I wouldn’t have believed it, man,” Lutui said Tuesday after practice in Provo. “I am not knocking what I can do. But with the little amount of time I have had here, I wasn’t expecting anything like that. It was a shock, but I was excited to play.”

“We (decided) to give him a look, then all of a sudden it was, ‘OK, this kid has got something.’ As we went through fall camp, he just kept showing up and showing out. It was a good thing and now obviously he is traveling, he is playing for us now.” — BYU defensive coordinator Ilaisa Tuiaki on Weber State transfer Logan Lutui

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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