Leki Fotu Named Pac-12 Defensive Lineman of the Week

first_img Robert Lovell Tags: Leki Fotu/Pac-12 Defensive Lineman of the Week/Utah Utes Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN FRANCISCO – University of Utah starting defensive tackle Leki Fotu has been named the Pac-12 Defensive Lineman of the Week after his dominating performance against California on Saturday night.It is Fotu’s first career Pac-12 player of the week honor. The Utes have earned six Pac-12 player of the week selections this season (three defensive, two defensive line, one offensive) with Fotu joining Bradlee Anae, Francis Bernard and Tyler Huntley as honorees.Fotu was key in Utah’s smothering defensive performance in the Utes 35-0 win over California. He finished the game with three tackles that included 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack.His solo sack in the game was for a loss of 13 yards. The play was at the beginning of the second quarter, forcing a second-and-23 on its own 12-yard-line.The Utah defense held California to 43 total plays on offense, which ranks third in school history for fewest total plays in a game by an opponent, also holding the Bears to just 83 yards on offense. Cal’s 83 yards on offense ranks fifth in program history for fewest yards by an opponent.Utah held Cal on five of its nine full possessions to either single digit yards gained (three times) or negative yards (two times).Fotu and the Utes return to action on Saturday, Nov. 2 when they travel to Seattle to take on the Huskies. The game is set for a 2 p.m. MT kick on FOX. October 28, 2019 /Sports News – Local Leki Fotu Named Pac-12 Defensive Lineman of the Week Written bylast_img read more