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NFL Combine: Leki Fotu Heaviest DL, Believes Way He Can Move Separates Him From Others

Feb 27, 2020, 1:26 PM | Updated: Feb 28, 2020, 4:22 pm
Leki Fotu #DL10 of the Utah Utes speaks to the media on day three of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil S...
Leki Fotu #DL10 of the Utah Utes speaks to the media on day three of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY Utah – In the NFL Combine, Leki Fotu is the heaviest defensive lineman coming in at 330 pounds, but he believes the way he can move is what separates him from the rest.

During his NFL Combine media session, Fotu was asked what separates him from the others.

“The way I can move for my size, I am just as athletic as them, even though they are in the low … weight class. I can keep up and be more disruptive,” said Fotu.

NFL Combine: Leki Fotu Stats

Fotu, a Utah native, is 6’5” and weighs 330 pounds, according to his official NFL Combine profile. 

His arms are 34 1-4” and his hand measurement is 10 5/8”.

Defensive lineman are scheduled for the bench press on Friday, February 28 and for the on-field workout on Saturday, February 29.

Utah Football has three defensive linemen participating in the NFL Combine: Leki Fotu, Bradlee Anae and John Penisini.

Leki Fotu’s Senior Season

During the 2019 football season, Utah’s defensive line was at times the best in the nation.

Fotu put up nine solo tackles, 1.5 sacks and had one forced fumble. Those stats don’t tell the story of Fotu’s ability to stifle the opposing team’s run game

The Utah Football team ranked first in rush defense allowing just 56 rushing yards per game, in comparison opponents average just 2.4 yards per carry when facing the Utes.

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