Ari Patu

Prior to Stanford

  • One of the first two early enrollees in program history
  • Played at Folsom High School in Folsom, Calif. for head coach Paul Doherty
  • A four-star recruit ranked No. 193 nationally by PrepStar and No. 239 by ESPN
  • A consensus top-25 dual-threat quarterback, ranked No. 6 by ESPN, No. 7 by PrepStar, No. 17 by Rivals and No. 22 by 247Sports
  • Ranked No. 23 in California by PrepStar and ESPN, No. 39 by Rivals and No. 53 by 247Sports
  • 2021 Polynesian Bowl
  • 2019 all-league honorable mention
  • Guided team to a 2019 league title
  • 61 of 105 passing for 882 yards (14.5 yards per completion) and four touchdowns in 2019-20 … carried 31 times for 258 yards and four touchdowns
  • 2020 season postponed due to COVID-19 global pandemic
  • Also competed in track and field and basketball


  • Son of Saul and Alana Patu
  • Father played football at Oregon before playing in the NFL and Arena Football League
  • Mother played softball at Oregon
  • Has three siblings, Saniah, Orin and Kayo
  • Brother, Orin, plays football at California
  • Cousin, Naomi Mulitauaopele, played basketball at Stanford before being selected in the first round of the 2000 WNBA draft by the Utah Starzz
Position QB
Class Of Freshman
Height 6' 5"
Weight 205 Lbs.
School/Team Stanfodr University
High School CO Foldom HS