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American Football Database
Will Taʻufoʻou
Taʻufoʻou during his tenure at Cal at the 2008 Emerald Bowl.
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-06-19) June 19, 1986 (age 35)
Place of birth: Redwood City, California
Career information
College: California
Undrafted in 2009
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Chicago Bears ( 2009 2011)*
Career highlights and awards
* Honorable mention All-Pac-10 (2008)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Receptions     11
Receiving yards     45
Receiving TDs     0
Stats at

Will Taʻufoʻou (/tˈf./; born June 19, 1986) is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at California.

College career

Taʻufoʻou played at Cal for four years, during which running backs Marshawn Lynch (2005 and 2006), Justin Forsett (2007), and Jahvid Best (2008) each ran for more than 1,000 yards, with Best becoming the 2008 Pac-10 rushing leader.[1]

Professional career

Chicago Bears

Taʻufoʻou was signed by the Chicago Bears as a free agent on April 27, 2009.[1] He was waived on September 4 and was placed on the team's practice squad on September 5, where he remained the entire season.

After his practice squad contract expired at season's end, Taʻufoʻou was re-signed to a future contract by the Bears on January 4, 2010.[2] He re-signed with the Bears again on July 29, 2011. He was waived on September 6.

Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns signed him to their practice squad on September 14, 2011. He was released from the practice squad on November 8.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Ta'ufo'ou on July 28, 2012. He was waived, signed to the practice squad, and promoted to the active roster multiple times in the 2012 season. He appeared in six games. He was signed to the active roster at the conclusion of the 2012 season.

In the 2013 preseason, Ta'ufo'ou assumed the starting fullback position after the departure of nine-year veteran Greg Jones.

He became a free agent after the 2014 season.[3]


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