The difference-makers: 30 key BYU, Utah and USU athletes to watch during 2013-14

Published: Monday, Aug. 5 2013 2:10 p.m. MDT

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Sophomore

Sport: Football

Height/weight: 6-foot-7/282 pounds

Position: Defensive end

Kaufusi made an impact as a freshman last season, his first year back after fulfilling an LDS Church mission. He even moonlighted as a hoopster, joining the men's basketball team last year when the Cougars needed big-man help after incurring some injuries.

His 4.5 sacks tied for second on the BYU team with eventual NFL draft pick Ezekiel Ansah, all while never starting a single game. He also had 23 tackles — 5.5 for loss — and a fumble recovery.

This season, Kaufusi is expected to fill the shoes of Ansah and help senior All-America candidate Kyle Van Noy put pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

“That’s the plan,” Kaufusi told Deseret News columnist Dick Harmon.
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kkassel23
Springville, UT

No Ben Patch? Who came up with this list? :)

ordinaryindividual
Springville, UT

@kkasse23

You must have missed the comment on the Taylor Sander snippet that said Ben won't play this year because he's serving an LDS mission. :)

Max-was-right
springville, UT

What we wont be watching in a ute bowl game this year. AGAIN.

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