Fui Vakapuna Athlete Profile

#1 Fui Vakapuna

Position: Running Back Height: 6-1 Weight: 253 Roster Years: 2002-2003 | 2006-2008 Hometown: Glendale, UT Last School: East High School

Personal

A native of Salt Lake City, Utah ... parents are Semisi and Uina Vakapuna ... oldest of eight children ... married to Leonne Hunkin ... served a church mission in Carlsbad, Calif. ... recruited by Nebraska, Utah, Oregon, Utah State, and Washington.

At BYU

Receiving
YEAR GMS NO YDS AVG TD LG AVG/G
2003 8 6 29 4.8 0 11 3.8
2007 10 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.4
2008 12 10 69 6.9 1 12 5.8
TOTAL 30 17 102 6.0 1 12 3.4

Before BYU

A three year letterwinner at East High School in football and track ... finished fourth in the state in the 100 meters as a senior ... clocked a 40-yard time of 4.4 at Nike and Jamal Willis camps ... Most Valuable football player at East High School and an all-state and all-region selection (regional MVP) ... credited with 112 carries for 1,107 yards as a senior ... recorded 20 receptions for 215 yards ... tallied 15 punt returns for 434 yards and 11 kick returns for 293 yards ... registered 12 touchdowns as a senior, including two defensive TDs ... credited with three interceptions and four sacks and two forced fumbles ... MVP of national championship high school rugby team ... a Polynesian All-State selection ... earned defensive MVP honors as a junior and team MVP honors as a senior... District 5 Offensive MVP.

Stats

Rushing
2008 GAME BY GAME:
OPPONENT ATT YDS AVG TD LONG
WASHINGTON 2 15 7.5 1 11
UCLA 9 43 3.8 0 22
WYOMING 5 28 5.6 0 8
UTAH STATE 3 7 2.3 0 5
NEW MEXICO 1 9 9.0 0 9
TCU 3 -6 -- 0 2
UNLV 9 71 7.9 0 33
CSU 2 17 8.5 0 11
SDSU 8 18 2.3 1 7
AIR FORCE 7 32 4.6 1 11
UTAH 4 36 9.0 0 11
ARIZONA 1 2 2.0 0 2
YEAR GMS ATT YDS AVG TD LONG REC YDS AVG TD LONG
2003 8 30 157 5.2 1 28 6 29 4.8 0 11
2006 12 92 481 4.8 8 38 11 87 7.9 3 24
2007 10 73 252 3.5 2 18 1 4 4.0 0 4
2008 12 54 291 4.9 3 33 10 69 6.9 1 12
TOTAL 42 249 1181 4.7 14 38 28 189 8.8 4 24
CAREER HIGHS
CARRIES: 16 (VS. BOISE ST; OCT. 30, 2003)
YARDS: 97 (AT SAN DIEGO STATE; DEC. 1, 2007)
TD: 3 (VS. UTAH STATE; SEPT. 23, 2006)
LONG: 38 (VS. TULSA; SEPT. 9, 2006)



2002 | Redshirt Year

Redshirted as a true freshman ... a valuable contributor on the scout team.

2003 | Freshman Year

Played in eight games during the season ... rushed 30 times for 157 yards ... scored one touchdown ... averaged 19.6 rushing yards per game ... rushed 16 times or 87 yards against Boise State ... rushed seven times for 56 yards against Utah ... participated in spring drills ... averaged over two yards per carry and scored two touchdowns during spring scrimmages.

2006 | Sophomore Year

Earned letterman honors ... saw action in 12 of the Cougars' 13 games ... battled an ankle injury late in the season ... produced 445 yards on 92 carries during the season ... had eight rushing touchdowns ... averaged 4.8 yards per carry ... had a season-best 13 carries against Utah State ... totaled a season-high 89 yards rushing against Tulsa, including a memorable, hard-hitting 38-yard run ... credited with 11 receptions for 87 yards on the season, including three touchdown receptions.

2007 | Junior Year

Received the Leon White Award for Unselfish Devotion ... slowed by injury throughout the season ... played in 10 games during the season ... earned letterman honors ... had 73 carries for 252 yards, averaging 3.5 yards per carry ... credited with a season-high 97 yards on 14 carries in the Cougars' win at San Diego State ... scored two touchdowns on the season.

2008 | Senior Year

Earned letterman honors as a senior ... started eight games at fullback ... ran for 291 yards on 54 carries, totaling three touchdowns ... caught 10 passes for 69 yards and one touchdown ... longest run of the season was for 33 yards against UNLV ... Robbie Bosco Award for Determination.