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Brigham Young Cougars wide receiver Neil Pau'u (84) makes a catch going out of the end zone for a score as BYU and Utah play at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Scott Winterton, Deseret News)
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BYU Wide Receiver Neil Pau’u Will Miss Entire 2019 Season

Brigham Young Cougars wide receiver Neil Pau'u (84) makes a catch going out of the end zone for a score as BYU and Utah play at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Scott Winterton, Deseret News)

PROVO, Utah – In June, BYU wide receiver Neil Pau’u was arrested for a DUI.  Earlier this month, Pau’u pled guilty to amended charges for impaired driving, a class B misdemeanor.

On Wednesday, the first day of BYU football fall camp, head coach Kalani Sitake addressed the media and stated that Neil Pau’u was not going to be playing for the Cougars this season.

The positive news for Pau’u, who was at practice on Wednesday in a t-shirt and shorts, is that he remains in school and will use this year as a redshirt season.

BYU released a post-spring depth chart last month and Pau’u was listed as a backup at the Z-Wide Receiver position.

Last year, Pau’u played in nine games and had 18 catches for 216 yards and one touchdown grab.  The Anaheim, California, native could use the 2019 season as a redshirt and still have two years of eligibility remaining.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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