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#8 Joseph Fauria
Position: Y
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 255
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Encino, CA
High School: Crespi
Experience: 4 Letters
UCLA - Became a consistent part of the offense during his last two seasons in Westwood ... Fauria (FORE-ee-aa) enjoyed his largest role in 2012 at the new Y receiver position ... He led the team with 12 touchdown receptions in 2012, second on the all-time school single-season list and the most since Marcedes Lewis had 10 scoring grabs in 2005 ... His total of 20 career touchdown receptions rank tied for third on the all-time school list ... He caught at least one pass in each of his last 22 games as a Bruin.

2012 - Saw action in all 14 games and made nine starts ... His total of 12 scoring catches were the most in a season by a Bruin since J.J. Stokes had a school-record total of 17 in 1993 ... His career total of 20 touchdown receptions rank tied for third on the all-time UCLA list ... Honorable mention all-conference selection ... His 46 catches on the season rank as tied for the 18th-best mark in school single-season history ... Finished his career with at least one catch in each of his last 22 games ... Made at least three catches in 10 games during the season ... Had at least one scoring catch in 10 of the games ... Made five catches in games against Baylor and Arizona ... Had four grabs in contests vs. Nebraska, Washington State, USC, Stanford ... Had at least 50 yards receiving in six games during the year ... Earned the Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior of the Year on Offense at the team's annual awards banquet ... Selected to play in the East-West Shrine All-Star Game.

2011 - Saw action in all 14 games with nine starts ... Led the team with six scoring receptions ... Second on the team with 39 catches and 481 receiving yards ... Earned the Captain Don Brown Memorial team award for Most Improved Offensive Player ... Made his first career start at Houston and caught six balls for 110 yards and a touchdown ... The 110 yards was the most by a Bruin tight end since Marcedes Lewis had 108 in a game against Arizona State in 2005 ... Grabbed a 14-yard scoring pass against San Jose State ... Two catches against Texas (29) ... Started at Oregon State and against Washington State, but made no receptions ... Started at Stanford and made three receptions (43), two for touchdowns (13, 12 yds) ... Three catches at Arizona (20) ... One reception against Cal (15) ... Two catches vs. Arizona State (12) ... Caught four passes at Utah (64) with a long of 32 yards ... Four catches against Colorado (49), two for touchdowns ... Three receptions at USC (39) ... Four passes caught at Oregon (50) ... Caught five passes vs. Illinois (36).

2010 - Appeared in 12 games off the bench and on special teams ... Saw his first action as a Bruin in opener at Kansas State, but did not make a reception ... Made his first catch as a Bruin at Oregon (7) ... Caught a four-yard pass for a touchdown at Arizona State ... Hauled in a 10-yard scoring pass against USC ... Concluded the year tied for the team-lead with his two touchdown receptions.

2009 - Redshirted after transferring from Notre Dame.

2008 (NOTRE DAME) - Saw action in three games (Washington, Navy and Hawaii) while serving as a reserve tight end.

HIGH SCHOOL - Helped lead Crespi Carmelite High to an 11-3 season and the Serra League title, while advancing to the Pac-5 final as a senior under coach Jeremiah Ross ... Crespi finished ranked No. 6 in California ... Named first-team All-State as a multi-purpose player by CalHiSports.com ... Member of All-Southern California team by the Southern California Football Coaches Association and Orange County Register ... Rated No. 7 tight end in the nation and No. 24 player in California by rivals.com ... Chosen for the Rivals 250 by rivals.com recognizing him as one of the top 250 players in the country ... Rated No. 11 tight end in the country and No. 19 player in California by scout.com ... Made 35 receptions for 516 yards and eight touchdowns while adding five sacks on defense as a senior ... Bypassed both the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and the Under Armour All-Star Game to focus on his basketball season ... Recorded 22 catches for 329 yards and four touchdowns as a junior.

PERSONAL - Born: January 16, 1990 in Northridge, CA ... Mother: Julie Fauria ... His uncle, Christian, played at Colorado (for Rick Neuheisel) and for 13 seasons in the NFL (Seattle, New England, Washington, Carolina) ... Two other uncles also played college football (Lance Fauria, Washington; Quinn Fauria, Northern Arizona) ... Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2009 ... Sociology major.

Career Highs
Receptions: 6 at Houston, 2011
Receiving Yards: 110 at Houston, 2011
Touchdowns: 2 vs. Arizona, 2012; vs. Nebraska, 2012; at Stanford, 2011; vs. Colorado, 2011

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