Starting defensive interior lineman Austin Faoliu has announced he will return for his senior season at the University of Oregon.
The junior lineman had 39 total tackles (14 solo), two sacks and five tackles-for-loss last season. Starting alongside Jordon Scott, Faoliu helped anchor an Oregon Ducks defense that ranked 22nd in the nation in total defense.
Before the Rose Bowl, Faoliu along with three other Ducks tested the NFL Draft waters. They all announced they are returning Monday afternoon.
Other returning or incoming defensive interior lineman include redshirt freshman Andrew Faoliu (Austin’s younger brother) along with sophomore Popo Aumavae along with freshman Kristian Williams, Sua’ava Poti and Keyon Ware-Hudson.