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Linebacker Fa’avae Fa’avae reportedly transferring from WSU program

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The program has confirmed that the redshirt sophomore is leaving the team.

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Last season, linebacker Fa’ave Fa’avae racked up 2.5 sacks in what appeared to be a bright start to the WSU career for the Carson, CA native.

Today, that start officially came to an end.

WSU representatives confirmed to Theo Lawson of the Spokesman Review that Fa’avae has decided to leave the program, news first reported by CougFan.com. CougFan’s report mentioned that Fa’avae will enter the transfer portal. That part has yet to be confirmed.

The redshirt sophomore played in seven games this season, putting up 4 tackles and one sack. You might remember his name in the news over the offseason after he got in legal trouble back in April. Fa’avae, and former teammate Christian Haangana were arrested on felony vandalism charges. Haangana was eventually dismissed from the team.

Leach talked about the news in his press conference Tuesday. As usual, he didn’t offer much in the way of useful information.

When asked if he knew why Fa’avae was leaving the team, Leach replied, “No, I heard second-hand that he was transferring.”

Was it a surprise to Coach Leach? “Eh, medium, I guess.”

You can watch Leach address the news here.

Linebacker Fa’avae Fa’avae no longer with Washington State football team | The Spokesman-Review
The redshirt sophomore linebacker has chosen to leave the Cougars, The Spokesman-Review confirmed with a school official Tuesday after Cougfan.com initially reported Fa’avae had entered the NCAA transfer portal.

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