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98  Kurt Taufa'asau
Kurt Taufa'asau

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pago Pago, American Samoa

High School:
Samoana

Last College:
New Mexico Military

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 284

Position:
Defensive Tackle

Pronunciation:
tou-FOU-sou (Each syllable rhymes with the words Out or Ouch)


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08/18/2012

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Defense Wins 55-34, Offense Generates 428 Yards of Total Offense With No Turnovers

08/16/2012

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08/11/2012

Wyoming Cowboy Defense Wins First Fall Scrimmage on Saturday

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07/15/2012

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10/15/2011

Wyoming vs. UNLV

Wyoming vs. UNLV Photo Gallery

08/17/2010

2010 Cowboy Football Fall Scrimmage No. 2 - Photo Gallery

Images from the second scrimmage of fall drills for the 2010 Wyoming Cowboys, Aug. 17.

UW This Season: After a solid season in 2011, Kurt Taufa'asau enters fall 2012 as the projected starter at the right defensive tackle spot. He'll be counted on to provide toughness in the trenches and disrupt opposing offenses.

2011: Taufa'asau was one of just eight Cowboy defenders with a sack this year, and he was part of a defense that totaled 22 sacks on the season. He saw time in 12 games and started three. He had his best day versus San Diego State. Against the Aztecs, Taufa'asau had four tackles and one sack for six yards, helping Wyoming's defense to shut out SDSU in the fourth quarter to preserve the win. He had two or more tackles in six games, and on the season, tallied 2.5 tackles for loss to go with 27 tackles. He also recovered a fumble versus UNLV. He earned his first letter for the Pokes.

2010: Redshirted.

Junior College: Taufa'asau earned First Team All-Western States Football League (WSFL) as a defensive lineman in 2009. New Mexico Military posted a 7-4 record in `09 and earned an appearance in the inaugural Central Bank Salt City Bowl where they lost 22-14 to Hutchinson Community College of Kansas. In the bowl game, Taufa'asau was credited with four tackles. New Mexico Military concluded the 2009 season ranked No. 20 in the final NJCAA National Poll. The New Mexico Military defense ranked No. 42 in the nation in total defense, allowing opponents 362 yards of total offense per game, and No. 20 in pass defense, giving up only 153.3 passing yards per game. He played for head coach Jeff Lynn at New Mexico Military. Taufa'asau played his high school football at Samoana High School in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

Personal: Born Sept. 18, 1990, he is the son of Tuilua'ai and Vincent Taufa'asau. He was also recruited by Troy University, Utah State and Western Kentucky. He is majoring in sociology.

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