Trench Report: Fred Lauina

One of the young leaders on the offensive line is Fred Lauina from American Samoa. Time to dig in to take a look at his strengths and opportunities.

Fred Lauina
Left Guard, Junior

HT: 6’4”
WT: 305


  • 3rd year as starter (15 Career Starts)
  • Started 5 games as Redshirt Freshman


  • Fred is a mauler. He is aggressive and will punch you in the mouth.  He has the mindset you want from a player in terms of being aggressive. (EX 03)
  • Lauina is also very athletic. Probably one of the faster players on the line, Fred works well in space and does a great job getting to the second level. (EX.01)
  • I think Lauina is poised for a breakout year. He has not been mentioned much in the fall, mostly because he has not made a lot of mistakes.


  • Sometimes Fred has some mental errors on plays where he blocks the wrong guy or gets a bad angle. Nothing that film sessions cannot help, but he really needs to dial in his techniques and understanding on who to block in certain situations.  Some of that is just experience with the offense.
  • He tends to get a little too involved with his body and his head on pass blocking.  He doesn’t have super long arms so getting extension is not as easy for him.  (EX.02)


This is a big year for Fred. He has started two years and is looking to make a move for his future. With so many other people being mentioned and so much focus on the center and tackle positions, Fred has been lost in the shuffle, but this is a guy that has persevered through a lot of adversity at OSU and I think someone that Beaver Nation should be proud of.  He is a hard worker and a good guy who represents the team well. I am not sure where he will end up this year in terms of post season awards, but before he leaves Oregon State I think he will be on an All-Conference team.

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