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    Josh Fatu
    Josh  Fatu

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Long Beach, CA

    High School:
    Lakewood HS

    Last College:
    Long Beach CC

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 290

    Position:
    DT

    Birthdate:
    03/08/1996

    Experience:
    1V

    Major:
    Sociology

    2017: Fatu will battle for a key role at defensive tackle as a senior in 2017.

    2016: Fatu, a junior college transfer who came to USC in the fall of 2016, served as an often-used backup defensive tackle as a junior in 2016. Overall in 2016, he appeared in 12 games (all but UCLA, which he sat out with a ankle sprain suffered at Washington) and started once (Arizona), and he had 21 tackles, including 1.5 for losses of 5 yards (with a 5-yard sack). He had a tackle against Alabama, 4 tackles (with a sack) against Utah State, 2 tackles at Stanford, 1 tackle against Utah, 2 stops (0.5 for a loss) against Arizona State), 1 tackle versus Colorado, 2 tackles at Arizona, 1 versus California, 4 against Oregon, 1 at Washington and 2 versus Notre Dame.

    JUNIOR COLLEGE: He made 2015 Prep Star JUCO All-American, JC Athletic Bureau All-California Region III first team and All-Southern California Football Association National Division Central League first team (unanimous) as a sophomore defensive tackle at Long Beach (Calif.) City College. He had 52 tackles, including 14 for losses (with 9.5 sacks), 2 fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and a deflection in 2015 as Long Beach CC went 10-2, won the Southern California Bowl and advanced to the SoCal Regional Championship.

    As a freshman in 2014, he had 37 tackles, including 10.5 for losses (with 8 sacks), an interception, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble and a deflection as Long Beach CC went 9-2 and won the Beach Bowl.

    HIGH SCHOOL: He made 2013 All-Moore League first team as a senior 2-way lineman at Lakewood (Calif.) High.

    As a junior in 2012, he averaged 3 tackles a game. Current Trojan Toa Lobendahn previously attended Lakewood.

    TAC LS/YDS DFL FR
    2016 (Jr.)... 21 1.5/5 0 0

    GAME-BY-GAME WITH JOHS FATU

    2016

    TAC LS/YDS DFL FR
    Alabama 1 0/0 0 0
    Utah St. 4 1/5 0 0
    Stanford 2 0/0 0 0
    Utah 1 0/0 0 0
    Arizona St. 2 0.5/0 0 0
    Colorado 1 0/0 0 0
    Arizona* 2 0/0 0 0
    California 1 0/0 0 0
    Oregon 4 0/0 0 0
    Washington 1 0/0 0 0
    Notre Dame 2 0/0 0 0
    2016 (Jr.)... 21 1.5/5 0 0
    *Starter