Member of the Bednarik and Thorpe. Award preseason watch lists ... preseason third-team All-American by Athlon. First-team freshman All-American by FWAA ... second-team freshman All-American by Athlon ... Honorable Mention All-ACC selection (media, coaches) ... had 22 tackles, two tackles for loss, six pass breakups and one recovered fumble in 766 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) ...
Played in and started all 13 games ... named a season-long captain at the end of fall camp ... started at center in each of the first three games of the season (Rice, Michigan and Purdue), but moved to left guard before the 31-15 victory over Syracuse (Sept. 27) ... that marked first career start at any other position than center ... remained the starting left guard over the last 10 games of the year. Started each of the first 11 games at center ... was lost for the season against BYU (Nov.
Possessing broad shoulders, a huge wingspan and a tapered, athletic frame, Kaufusi has the look of an NBA power forward as much as he does an NFL edge rusher, which ultimately isn't surprising given that as a freshman (2012-13 season) he was a reserve on the Cougars basketball team. Unlike most former basketball players, Kaufusi doesn't shy from contact, using his length and strength to stack and shed blockers at the point of attack and grab hold of ballcarriers as they attempt to run by.
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