Taʻufoʻou during his tenure at Cal at the 2008 Emerald Bowl.
|Date of birth:||June 19, 1986|
|Place of birth:||Redwood City, California|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||247 lb (112 kg)|
|High school:||Mountain View (CA) St. Francis|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
|Stats at NFL.com|
Will Taʻufoʻou (pronounced tau-FOE-oh;[needs IPA] born June 19, 1986) is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at California.
Taʻufoʻou played at Cal for four years, during which running backs Marshawn Lynch (2005 and 2006), Justin Forsett (2007), and Jahvid Best (2008) each ran for more than 1,000 yards, with Best becoming the 2008 Pac-10 rushing leader.
Taʻufoʻou was signed by the Chicago Bears as a free agent on April 27, 2009. He was waived on September 4 and was placed on the team's practice squad on September 5, where he remained the entire season.
After his practice squad contract expired at season's end, Taʻufoʻou was re-signed to a future contract by the Bears on January 4, 2010. He re-signed with the Bears again on July 29, 2011. He was waived on September 6.
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Ta'ufo'ou on July 28, 2012. He was waived, signed to the practice squad, and promoted to the active roster multiple times in the 2012 season. He appeared in six games. He was signed to the active roster at the conclusion of the 2012 season.
In the 2013 preseason, Ta'ufo'ou assumed the starting fullback position after the departure of nine-year veteran Greg Jones.
He became a free agent after the 2014 season.
- "Three Former Cal Players Sign NFL Free Agent Contracts". University of California. 2009-04-27. Retrieved 2009-04-30.