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Fui Vakapuna
Free Agent
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-03-09) March 9, 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth: Salt Lake City, Utah
High School: Salt Lake City (UT) East
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College: Brigham Young
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 7 / Pick: 215
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Cincinnati Bengals ( 2009)*
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Rushing attempts     0
Receiving yards     0
Rushing TDs     0
Stats at NFL.com

Fui Vakapuna (pronounced foo-ē vac-uh-poo-nǎ; born March 9, 1984) is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Brigham Young.

Professional careerEdit

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

His attempt to make the Bengals' roster was chronicled on the HBO series Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals.[1] Vakapuna was released by the Bengals after the preseason and signed to the Arizona Cardinals practice squad. On November 3, 2009 the Bengals resigned him to their 53-man roster.

New York JetsEdit

Vakapuna was signed by the New York Jets on May 23, 2012.[2] He was waived with an injury settlement on August 1, 2012.[3]

PersonalEdit

He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; he served a mission in the Carlsbad, California area from 2004 until early spring 2006. Vakapuna is a cousin to former Vikings Fullback Naufahu Tahi.

Vakapuna married Leonne Hunkin on July 11, 2009.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/Hard-Knocks-IV/99653656-6746-4cb8-beec-cf18bbf9cd89
  2. Vrentas, Jenny (23 May 2012). "Jets to sign free-agent fullback Fui Vakapuna". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 23 May 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/67sne8xKB. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  3. Vrentas, Jenny (1 August 2012). "Rex Ryan frustrated by depleted receiving corps". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/69bJKkgRg. Retrieved 1 August 2012.

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