2014 BYU Football Newcomers: Corbin Kaufusi


Leading up to Fall Camp at the end of the month, here at Lawless Republic we will be giving you a daily glimpse at the signees and return missionaries that will be part of the 2014 BYU Football team.

Corbin Kaufusi

Timpview High | Provo

6’8 | 255 | OT

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Before BYU:  Just like his older brother Bronson, Corbin was a multi-sport star at Timpview High; playing both football and basketball.

Corbin didn’t receive the recruiting attention like his brother did, due in large part to his size. Didn’t have a body that projects to the next level.  Regardless of whether schools were going to recruit him or not, Corbin was always going to end up a Cougar.  It’s a family tradition now with Bronson and father, Steve, still manning the sidelines as defensive line coach.

Kaufusi was a two-year starter at offensive tackle for the T-Birds.

Expectations in 2014:  Redshirt

Kaufusi just wrapped up his LDS mission in Korea this past June.  Hard to imagine him being ready to perform at all along the offensive line.  He needs to back on the biscuits & gravy and bulk up to fill out his frame that has room to grow.

Potential in BYU career:  Future two-sport athlete?

There has been speculation that Kaufusi returned home from his mission at a staggering 6’10.   No, that is not a typo.  Six-feet and 10-inches!  That’s unheard of in the football world.  It’ll be interesting to see how tall Kaufusi truly is when he lines up for Camp Cougar at the beginning of August.

It’s not often you see players above 6’8 (Kaufusi’s height when he left for the mission) playing football.  The tallest player in NFL history was a seven-footer by the name of Richard Sligh who played in eight games for Oakland Raiders in 1967.  It’s not often tall athletes like Kaufusi play football.  If the gridiron doesn’t work out, could we see Coach Rose making a call to Corbin?  Older brother already did it, and younger bro has more game than big bro could offer on the hardwood.

Will be very interesting to see how Kaufusi’s career develops at BYU.