Taʻufoʻou during his tenure at Cal at the 2008 Emerald Bowl.
|Date of birth:June 19, 1986|
|Place of birth: Redwood City, California|
|Undrafted in 2009|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Chicago Bears ( 2009– 2011)*|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Honorable mention All-Pac-10 (2008)|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Will Taʻufoʻou (//; 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[edit | edit source]
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.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Chicago Bears[edit | edit source]
Taʻufoʻou was signed by the Chicago Bears as a free agent on April 27, 2009. 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. He re-signed with the Bears again on July 29, 2011. He was waived on September 6.
Cleveland Browns[edit | edit source]
Jacksonville Jaguars[edit | edit source]
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.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Three Former Cal Players Sign NFL Free Agent Contracts". University of California. April 27, 2009. http://www.calbears.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/042709aab.html. Retrieved April 30, 2009.
- "Chicago Breaking Sports News - Chicago Tribune". http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/01/bears-expected-to-sign-players-to-futures-contracts.html.
- "For better or worse, Jaguars the latest team to fumble fullback position". https://www.dailyrecord.com/story/sports/2015/07/14/jackonsville-jaguars-fullback-extinction/30062583/.