UCLA -- Lorier, who will be in his third year in the program, figures to compete for playing time behind Spencer Havner at inside linebacker ... A hard working, dependable performer, he enjoyed an excellent Spring and figures to make a contribution as a key reserve.
2003 -- Saw action in all 13 games as a redshirt junior... Finished the season with 12 tackles, including five solo stops ... Most of his action came on special teams ... Was a member of the punt, punt return, kickoff and kickoff return units on special teams ... Came on to replace an injured Brandon Chillar in the Silicon Valley Football Classic and played 30 snaps, accounting for seven tackles ... Had two tackles each in games against both Washington and Stanford.
2002 -- Redshirted during his first year in the program and has one season 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.