KAUFUSI'S WSU CAREER
RS-SOPHOMORE (2011): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in 11 games, making six starts...tied for sixth on team with 42 tackles, 31 solo...recorded four tackles for loss including a pair of sacks...broke up three passes and recovered one fumble...recorded a sack in the season-opening win over Idaho State...made five tackles, four solo against UNLV...had eight tackles, six solo to earn WSU Defensive Player of the Week honors at San Diego State...made six tackles, five solo including a tackle for loss at UCLA...missed the game against No. 7 Stanford with a shoulder injury...made a season-high nine tackles, seven solo against Oregon State...had four tackles and recovered a fumble at California...had four tackles against Arizona State. RS-FRESHMAN (2010): Earned varsity letter after playing in 11 games, earning one start...missed California game with a shoulder injury...totaled 22 tackles, 10 solo, with one fumble recovery... earned Cougar "Big Hit" award after Montana State, USC and Arizona games...recorded four tackles, three solo and recovered a fumble against Oregon...made a season-high eight tackles, five solo against Arizona...assisted on three tackles against Washington. FRESHMAN (2009): Redshirt season.
KAUFUSI'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Played linebacker and tight end for head coach Steve Nicolopulos...also punted and returned kicks...JUNIOR year was named first-team All-Peninsula Athletic League at defensive end...also garnered team's defensive most valuable player...SENIOR year was team captain...PAL's Defensive Player of the Year...San Mateo County Defensive Player of the Year...first-team all-metro, first-team all-county and first-team All-PAL...earned team's defensive most valuable player for the county's top-ranked defense...rated No. 11 in the Contra Costa Times' Cream of the Crop...also played basketball and was a two-year captain...named most improved player on the hardwood as a sophomore.
Sekope T. Kaufusi...father Leon Gage and mother Loisi Tulono...brothers Eddie and Piula Gage...twin sisters Lupe and Mele Kaufusi...cousin Will Taufoou plays football at California...president of Woodside's Polynesian Club as a senior and vice president as a junior...plans to pursue a degree in business.