UCLA — This non-scholarship player has a chance to make a contribution this season … In addition to providing depth at one of the inside linebacker spots, he should contribute on special teams.
2002 — Redshirted during his first year in the program and has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
CSUN — Earned two letters (for the 2000 and 2001 seasons) at Cal State Northridge prior to the school’s decision to drop football after the 2001 season … Walked on at UCLA after fielding several scholarship offers at smaller schools.
HIGH SCHOOL — Attended Westlake High School in Westlake Village, CA and earned two varsity letters in football for coaches Jim Benkert and Troy Thomas … As a senior, he led the team with 132 tackles … Team won the State Division IV title with a 13-1 record … Blocked the winning field goal attempt to help preserve a 24-21 victory over San Luis Obispo in the Division IV Final … Earned first-team All-Marmonte League honors … Named first-team All-Ventura County … Los Angeles Daily News first-team All-Area … LA Times first-team All-Area … Ventura County Star first-team All-County … Selected to the first team All-CIF Division IV squad … Earned high school team’s Defensive Player of the Year and Outstanding Hitter awards … As a junior, he was credited with 67 tackles … Named All-Ventura County and earned the Coaches Award.
PERSONAL — Full Name: Benjamin Arthur Lorier … Born: May 16, 1982 in Fullerton, CA … Parents: Terry and Debra Lorier … Has one brother, Devin and two sisters, Katie and Kim … Hobbies include going to the lake … Favorite class is Philosophy … Sociology major.