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September 23, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Who's having the best NFL start among the undrafted rookies? Former Crespi tight end Joseph Fauria is certainly in the running. He has caught a touchdown pass in each of his two games for the Detroit Lions. And he has finished the touchdown with the typical Fauria enthusiasm _ with a dance . His latest on Sunday against the Washington Redskins brought back memories from the band, 'N Sync. Everyone would have seen Fauria's dancing abilities during his playing days at UCLA if dancing after a touchdown were legal.
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October 19, 2013 | Sam Farmer
As an undrafted rookie, Joseph Fauria had to beat considerable odds to make the Detroit Lions roster. The former UCLA tight end had to take advantage of any opportunities, constantly be improving, and, of course, be ultra-prepared. Surely, the Lions will forgive him for not being entirely prepared last Sunday. Fauria ran out of touchdown dances. How could he have known he'd had to come up with three of them? That's right, the 6-foot-7 Fauria was targeted three times, and reeled in each pass for a touchdown in a 31-17 victory over Cleveland.
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September 13, 2012 | By Chris Foster
What makes UCLA receiver Joseph Fauria special? "He's 6 feet 8, you can put the ball up for him," UCLA Coach Jim Mora said. The advantage seems clear. "I'm 6-7 and the coaches know it," Fauria said. OK, is he 6-8 or 6-7? From a Houston defensive back's vantage point Saturday, does it really matter? Fauria, a senior, has seven receptions this season, three for touchdowns. Two have come on four-yard passes. "He's a matchup problem down in there, where speed is not necessarily an issue, but body position and body control and height is," Mora said.
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October 13, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Former Encino Crespi and UCLA tight end Joseph Fauria, who wasn't drafted by any NFL team, continues to be one of the great success stories this season for the Detroit Lions. He caught three touchdown passes on Sunday in a 31-17 victory over the Cleveland Browns. The passes measured one, 23 and 10 yards. He also has been dancing after each of his touchdowns. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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October 2, 2011 | By Chris Foster
UCLA rediscovered something during its 45-19 loss to Stanford Saturday night in Palo Alto. At 6 feet 8, you would think tight end Joseph Fauria would be hard to misplace, but it had been a while since the Bruins had used him. Fauria, a transfer from Notre Dame, had six receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown against Houston in the season opener. He had only three receptions for 43 yards in the next three games. But he was back in the Bruins' plans against Stanford, catching three passes for 43 yards and two touchdowns.
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April 14, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
If you see Kevin Prince crack a smile on the field for no apparent reason, you might have a pretty good idea which teammate is behind it. He's Joseph Fauria, UCLA's 6-foot-7 tight end and resident good humor man. "He's always trying to make somebody laugh," Prince said of the sophomore transfer from Notre Dame. "We've got inside jokes going back to high school." The former Encino Crespi High teammates also have a history of big plays dating to their freshman year in the San Fernando Valley, when Prince would lob passes into the end zone and his towering teammate would grab them over considerably smaller defensive backs.
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November 22, 2011 | By Chris Foster
The most effective target in UCLA's passing game the last two weeks has been Joseph Fauria , the 6-foot-8 tight end. Quarterback Kevin Prince has 27 completions in those games, with nine going to Fauria. The combination hooked up twice for touchdowns against Colorado last Saturday — the first touchdown passes Prince has thrown to Fauria since they were teammates at Encino Crespi High. "We figured it out the other day, it was our junior year," said Fauria, whose six touchdown receptions are the most by a UCLA player since Marcedes Lewis in 2005.
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October 19, 2013 | Sam Farmer
As an undrafted rookie, Joseph Fauria had to beat considerable odds to make the Detroit Lions roster. The former UCLA tight end had to take advantage of any opportunities, constantly be improving, and, of course, be ultra-prepared. Surely, the Lions will forgive him for not being entirely prepared last Sunday. Fauria ran out of touchdown dances. How could he have known he'd had to come up with three of them? That's right, the 6-foot-7 Fauria was targeted three times, and reeled in each pass for a touchdown in a 31-17 victory over Cleveland.
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April 4, 2011 | By Chris Foster
The difference between frustration and blind anger was demonstrated by UCLA defensive tackle Cassius Marsh during spring practice Monday. Marsh had to be pulled away from tight end Joseph Fauria during tackling drills. He then went back at Fauria and had to be restrained by offensive lineman Stan Hasiak . After that, Marsh made a beeline for the locker room, throwing his helmet and shoulder pads to the ground while running back Johnathan Franklin tried to keep him from leaving.
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August 18, 2011 | By Chris Foster
Shaquelle Evans, unhappy at Notre Dame, called UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel a year ago and said he was transferring. Summary of Neuheisel's reply: "What do we need to do to get it done?" Neuheisel had failed to land Evans once before, when the wide receiver was a senior at Inglewood High. With Evans back in play, Neuheisel was determined not to lose him again. Two or three times each year, Neuheisel receives calls from players looking for a do-over. Four are currently on the UCLA roster: Evans and tight end Joseph Fauria from Notre Dame and center Kai Maiava and wide receiver Josh Smith from Colorado.
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September 23, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Who's having the best NFL start among the undrafted rookies? Former Crespi tight end Joseph Fauria is certainly in the running. He has caught a touchdown pass in each of his two games for the Detroit Lions. And he has finished the touchdown with the typical Fauria enthusiasm _ with a dance . His latest on Sunday against the Washington Redskins brought back memories from the band, 'N Sync. Everyone would have seen Fauria's dancing abilities during his playing days at UCLA if dancing after a touchdown were legal.
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February 6, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA has another receiver for Brett Hundley to throw to Thomas Duarte, a receiver from Santa Ana Mater Dei, has signed with the Bruins. Duarte, who is 6 feet 3, 225 pounds, played tight end at Mater Dei. UCLA does not use a tight end often. But he is a fit at Y-back. The Bruins have a need, after losing senior Joseph Fauria. The concern is such that Nate Iese, a linebacker, is expected to get a look at Y-back this spring. ALSO GRAPHIC: UCLA recruits National signing day:UCLA lands defensive end Kylie Fitts National signing day: UCLA gets Sean Covington, Caleb Benenoch  
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December 16, 2012 | By Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times
UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr is expected to remain at UCLA and not declare for the NFL draft. Barr, a junior, emerged as one of the top linebackers in the nation this season after moving from receiver in the spring. He has 13.5 sacks, the most in the nation, and 20.5 tackles for a loss, the fourth-most nationally. Barr said, "Nothing is set in stone. " But he said coming back is "where my heart is. " The last piece to his decision will come after receiving an NFL draft evaluation.
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December 8, 2012 | By Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times
You may hear the phrase "off the wall" around the UCLA practice field the next couple weeks … receiver Joseph Fauria, with his eclectic personality, is still around. What you won't hear is "over the wall. " The Bruins held their first practice for the Dec. 27 Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl against Baylor on Saturday. This, traditionally, has been the opportunity to ditch practice by going over the wall or, in actuality, rushing out the gate. No one is taking a powder this season, seniors said.
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November 24, 2012 | By Eric Sondheimer
Stanford 35, UCLA 17 (final) So much for all that talk that spread offenses can't be stopped. For the second consecutive week, Stanford's defense proved it was up for the task, and now the Cardinal are headed to the Pac-12 Conference championship game after a 35-17 victory over UCLA before 68,228 at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. One week after containing Oregon's high-powered attack in a 17-14 victory, Stanford's defense held UCLA to 13 first downs while sacking quarterback Brett Hundley seven times.  Hundley struggled through one of his poorest efforts of the season.
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November 3, 2012 | Times staff reports
UCLA 66, Arizona 10 (5:47 left in the fourth quarter) OK, the starters are out. And UCLA rolls on. Redshirt freshman Melvin Emesibe has scored on a one-yard run to cap an 11-play, 60-yard drive. And the refs just had to throw a flag for excessive celebration. Really? The kid rarely plays. It may be the only touchdown he'll ever score. UCLA 59, Arizona 10 (10:49 left in the fourth quarter) Steven Manfro's week just got better. Manfro lost his job as UCLA's punt returner after muffing a kick last week.
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February 6, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA has another receiver for Brett Hundley to throw to Thomas Duarte, a receiver from Santa Ana Mater Dei, has signed with the Bruins. Duarte, who is 6 feet 3, 225 pounds, played tight end at Mater Dei. UCLA does not use a tight end often. But he is a fit at Y-back. The Bruins have a need, after losing senior Joseph Fauria. The concern is such that Nate Iese, a linebacker, is expected to get a look at Y-back this spring. ALSO GRAPHIC: UCLA recruits National signing day:UCLA lands defensive end Kylie Fitts National signing day: UCLA gets Sean Covington, Caleb Benenoch  
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October 10, 2012 | By Chris Foster
UCLA receiver Darius Bell is expected to be out of action for two to four weeks after suffering a broken rib during the Bruins' game against California. Bell, a junior, was injured making an 18-yard reception in the third quarter against the Bears on Saturday. Bell came to UCLA as a quarterback, but made a successful transition to F-back this season. He has seven receptions for 143 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown catch against Colorado. He averages a team-high 20.4 yards per catch.
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October 10, 2012 | By Chris Foster
UCLA receiver Darius Bell is expected to be out of action for two to four weeks after suffering a broken rib during the Bruins' game against California. Bell, a junior, was injured making an 18-yard reception in the third quarter against the Bears on Saturday. Bell came to UCLA as a quarterback, but made a successful transition to F-back this season. He has seven receptions for 143 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown catch against Colorado. He averages a team-high 20.4 yards per catch.
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