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Solomone Kafu Athlete Profile

#73 Solomone Kafu

Position: Offensive Line Height: 6-2 Weight: 338 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2008 | 2011-2014 Hometown: Rio Linda, CA Mission: New York, NY Last School: Rio Linda High School

Conference Honors

  • Named to the 2014 Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent Second Team
  • Named to the 2013 College Sports Madness All-Independent Second Team

Career Summary

Solomone Kafu came to BYU as a First Team All-City selection from Rio Linda High School in California. Kafu lettered three seasons and played in a total of 30 career games and started in 19. He was part of an offensive line that blocked for at least 200 rushing yards per game in 20 games during his career. He helped BYU to a No. 10 national ranking in rushing offense and No. 14 in total offense in 2013. Kafu received independent honors as a junior and senior. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details.


  • Received minicamp invitation from the Arizona Cardinals in 2015


  • Served in the New York New York Mission for the LDS Church
  • Majoring in civil engineering
  • Eagle Scout

Before BYU

  • Earned first-team all-city and second-team all-conference honors as a senior
  • A Sacramento Bee second-team All-Metro selection
  • Credited with 50 tackles in 2007, including 35 solo tackles and 15 assisted tackles
  • Averaged 4.5 yards per game
  • Had two sacks on the season and was credited with two fumble recoveries
  • Recruited by UC Davis, Sacramento State, Weber State, and Utah State

2008 | Redshirt Year

  • Member of the scout team

2011 | Freshman Year

  • Played in two games, seeing time against Idaho and New Mexico State

2012 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Played in 10 games, starting eight at guard
  • Part of an offensive line that blocked for over 150 rushing yards per game including a 396-yard season best vs. Hawai'i
  • Helped passing game top 300 yards five times during the season

2013 | Junior Year

  • Played in all 13 games and started 11
  • Named to the College Sports Madness All-Independent Second Team

2014 | Senior Year