Sua Lefotu played in three games while using his redshirt season in 2023. He made his debut by playing on the defensive line at Colorado, recovering a fumble that set up a Nebraska touchdown drive. He recorded his first two career tackles against No. 2 Michigan. Lefotu also played on the defensive line against Iowa.
Before Nebraska (St. John Bosco HS)
Lefotu was a standout defensive lineman for California powerhouse St. John Bosco High School. He helped the Braves to a high school national championship in 2022.
Lefotu recorded 24 tackles with 3.0 tackles for loss and one forced fumble as a senior, according to MaxPreps. His play helped St. John Bosco to a 13-1 record and a California open division state title. The Braves were crowned national champions as the No. 1 high school team in the country by High School Football America. St. John Bosco allowed fewer than 10 points per game, posting four shutouts on the season. Lefotu missed his sophomore season due to injury, and the injury also limited his impact as a junior.
Lefotu was a consensus three-star prospect ranked among the nation’s top 100 defensive linemen by ESPN. He had an impressive list of offers and chose Nebraska over his other finalists, Arizona State and Weber State.