Troy Fautanu
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Fautanu in 2024
No. 76 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (2000-10-11) October 11, 2000 (age 23)
Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:317 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school:Liberty (Henderson)
College:Washington (2019–2023)
NFL draft:2024 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Player stats at PFR

Troy Fautanu (born October 11, 2000) is an American football offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Washington Huskies and won the 2023 Morris Trophy. Fautanu was selected by the Steelers in the first round of the 2024 NFL draft.

Early life

Fautanu was born on October 11, 2000, in Henderson, Nevada.[1] Coming out of high school Fautanu was a three-star prospect and was rated as the 59th offensive tackle in the country.[2] Fautanu committed to play college football for the Washington Huskies.[3][4]

College career

In Fautanu's first season in 2019 he redshirted and did not appear in any games. During the 2020 season, Fautanu appeared in four games.[5] During the 2021 season, Fautanu would play in nine games, starting in three of them.[6] Fautanu had a breakout 2022 season, where he started all 13 games.[7] In week three of the 2022 season versus Michigan State, Fautanu was named the Pac-12 offensive lineman of the week.[8] For his performance in the season, Fautanu was named second-team all Pac-12.[9] In the 2023 season, he won the Morris Trophy as the top offensive lineman in the Pac-12 and the Joe Moore Award as the top offensive line unit.[10] Following the season, he declared for the 2024 NFL draft.[11]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3+34 in
(1.92 m)
317 lb
(144 kg)
34+12 in
(0.88 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
5.01 s 1.71 s 2.88 s 32.5 in
(0.83 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
29 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[12][13]

Fautanu was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 20th overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft.[14]

References

  1. ^ "Troy Fautanu Offensive Tackle Washington". nfldraftbuzz. Retrieved November 5, 2023.
  2. ^ Emerson, Justin (September 7, 2018). "Liberty OT Troy Fautanu chooses Washington". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 6, 2023.
  3. ^ Jude, Adam (September 6, 2018). "Huskies get commitment from three-star offensive tackle Troy Fautanu". The Seattle Times. Retrieved November 6, 2023.
  4. ^ Caple, Christian (September 12, 2018). "14 things to know about OL Troy Fautanu, Washington's most recent recruiting commitment". The Athletic. Retrieved November 6, 2023.
  5. ^ Crabbs, Kyle (October 26, 2023). "2024 NFL Draft Player Profile: Washington OL Troy Fautanu". Athlon Sports.com. Retrieved November 6, 2023.
  6. ^ "Troy Fautanu". Washington University Athletics. Retrieved November 6, 2023.
  7. ^ Raley, Dan (June 29, 2023). "An Insider's Look at UW Offensive Tackle Troy Fautanu ... Finally". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved November 6, 2023.
  8. ^ Vorel, Mike (November 8, 2022). "Want to see a scary movie? Turn on ascending UW left tackle Troy Fautanu's fullback tape". The Seattle Times. Retrieved November 6, 2023.
  9. ^ Vorel, Mike (December 19, 2022). "UW Huskies left tackle Troy Fautanu to return for fifth season in 2023". The Seattle Times. Retrieved November 6, 2023.
  10. ^ "Huskies' Fautanu, McMillan to enter NFL draft". ESPN.com. Associated Press. January 11, 2024. Retrieved May 19, 2024.
  11. ^ Miller, Natalie (January 14, 2024). "Washington OL Troy Fautanu declares for the 2024 NFL draft". The Draft Wire. USA Today. Retrieved May 19, 2024.
  12. ^ "Troy Fautanu Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 14, 2024.
  13. ^ "2024 NFL Draft Scout Troy Fautanu College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved March 14, 2024.
  14. ^ Perrotto, John (April 26, 2024). "NFL First-Round Draft Pick Troy Fautanu Realizes His Steelers Dream". Forbes. Retrieved May 19, 2024.