Bronson Kaufusi Athlete Profile

#90 Bronson Kaufusi

Position: Linebacker Height: 6-7 Weight: 265 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2012-2015 Hometown: Provo, UT Last School: Timpview High School


  • Father is Steve Kaufusi, BYU's current defensive line coach
  • Married to wife Hilary who plays on the BYU soccer team
  • Brother Korbin also plays for BYU
  • Also played basketball for the Cougars on the 2012-13 squad, playing at forward in 20 games, averaging 6.4 minutes per game, 1.1 points and 1.7 rebounds

Before BYU

  • Ranked the No. 9 strongside defensive end in the nation by and rated the No. 1 recruit out of the state of Utah by and
  • Red Zone Player of the Year and Utah County Defensive MVP
  • Was invited to play in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Football Game
  • Totaled 19 tackles and two sacks in 2009 before suffering a season-ending knee injury
  • Recorded over 70 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 23 forced fumbles and batted down a team record 21 passes in 2008
  • Had 57 tackles and eight sacks as a sophomore
  • Also recruited by Stanford

2012 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a true freshman
  • Played in all 13 games
  • Totaled 23 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, one fumble recovery, one quarterback hurry and one pass breakup
  • Had three tackles and one sack vs. Weber State
  • Recorded a sack at No. 5 Notre Dame
  • Four tackles at Georgia Tech
  • Two tackles for loss (1.5 sacks) at New Mexico State
  • Had one sack and two tackles vs. San Diego State in Poinsettia Bowl

2013 | Sophomore Year

  • Named to the Ted Hendricks Award watch list
  • Recorded a career-high seven tackles and added one tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry against Georgia Tech
  • Returned his first-career interception 12 yards for his first touchdown as a Cougar
  • Had three tackles, one tackle for loss and one sack against Houston
  • Tallied three tackles, one sack and one tackle for loss against Boise State
  • Notched three straight games with three tackles and one tackle for loss ( Georgia Tech, Houston and Boise State)
  • Earned second team All-Independent honors by College Sports Madness for the second consecutive year
  • Phil Steele All-Independent Second Team 

2014 | Junior Year

  • FBS Independent Defensive Player of the Week (9/1, 11/17)
  • Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent First Team
  • Notched two pass breakups, two tackles for loss and five solo tackles  vs. Nevada
  • Tallied a season-high seven total tackles, recorded his third sack on the year and notched his third-consecutive game with at least a half tackle for loss against Boise State
  • Tied his career high for solo tackles with five while recording his fourth sack of the year in road win at Middle Tennessee
  • Registered career highs in total tackles (9), solo tackles (8) and tied career highs in tackles for loss (3) and sacks (2)
  • CFPA Linebacker Performer of the Week Honorable Mention (11/17)
  • Recovered a fumble at Connecticut
  • Forced a fumble against Memphis in the Miami Beach Bowl
  • Recorded a team-high seven sacks on the year
  • Named to the College Sports Madness All-Independent First Team
  • Named to Phil Steele Postseason All-Independent Team