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Fred Warner Profile

#4 Fred Warner

Position: Linebacker Height: 6-4 Weight: 230 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2014-2017 Hometown: San Marcos, CA Last School: Mission Hills High School


  • Parents are Laura and Fred
  • Has two siblings
  • Younger brother Troy is a DB on the football team
  • Studying business

Before BYU

  • Four star prospect by, and 
  • No. 15-rated outside linebacker in the nation by and No. 25 overall prospect from California 
  • No. 27 outside linebacker in the nation by
  • rated No. 26 outside linebacker by 247Sports and the No. 32 prospect overall from California 
  • Named the Avocado East League Defensive Player of the Year and the All-San Diego Section Defensive Player of the Year 
  • Named All-California First Team by USA Today
  • Named Cal-Hi Sports All-State First Team  
  • Also recruited by Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, California, Nebraska, New Mexico State, USC, Utah, Washington and Washington State

2014 | Freshman Year

  • Notched a career-high six total tackles in game at UCF while filling in for injured Alani Fua
  • Tallied four total and three solo tackles while also returning an interception 20 yards for the touchdown against Boise State
  • Played in 10 games as a true freshman, starting four, while recording 24 tackles, one tackle for loss and an interception
  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman

2015 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned his second fumble recovery of his career and the season against ECU. He also grabbed his first interception of the season and the second of his career
  • Notched a career high in tackles for loss with two against Cincinnati
  • Recorded his first two career sacks in addition to ending the game with four total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one quarterback hurry against Wagner
  • Had his second career multi-sack game against San Jose State with all four career sacks in the past two games. He recovered his third fumble this season on a 4th-down rushing attempt by the Spartans
  • Notched his second interception of the year and returned it 27 yards against Fresno State. He finished with four tackles and one tackle for loss
  • Had fourth fumble recovery of the season against Utah State is tied for No. 2 in a season at BYU since 2000. He also tied his career high with nine total tackles in the game
  • Played in all 13 games and started 12
  • Earned letterman honors
  • Named to the Phil Steele Postseason All-Independent First Team

2016 | Junior Year

  • Started all 13 games at outside linebacker
  • Led BYU with 86 total tackles
  • No. 2 on the team with 10.5 tackles for loss
  • Tied for second on the team with three interceptions
  • Had his second career pick-six at Boise State, this time going for 59 yards
  • Notched nine tackles, two pass breakups and one interception against UCLA
  • Set a new career high in tackles against West Virginia with 14, including nine solo stops
  • Named to the College Sports Madness Preseason All-Independent first team defense

2017 | Senior Year

  • Named to watch lists for Bednarik Award and Butkus Award
  • Named a Wuerffel Trophy nominee
  • An AFCA Good Works Team nominee