Fui Vakapuna
Free Agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-03-09) March 9, 1984 (age 36)
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 career[edit | edit source]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit | edit source]

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 Jets[edit | edit source]

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]

Personal[edit | edit source]

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.

References[edit | edit source]

  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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