Fui Vakapuna

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Fui Vakapuna
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Personal information
Born: (1984-03-09) March 9, 1984 (age 34)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school:Salt Lake City (UT) East
College:Brigham Young
NFL Draft:2009 / Round: 7 / Pick: 215
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Fui Vakapuna (pronounced foo-ē vac-uh-poo-nǎ; born March 9, 1984) is a former American football fullback. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Brigham Young.

Professional career[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

His attempt to make the Bengals' roster was chronicled on the HBO series Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals.[1] Vakapuna was released by the Bengals after the preseason and signed to the Arizona Cardinals practice squad. On November 3, 2009 the Bengals re-signed him to their 53-man roster.

New York Jets[edit]

Vakapuna was signed by the New York Jets on May 23, 2012.[2] He was waived with an injury settlement on August 1, 2012.[3]


He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; he served a mission in the Carlsbad, California area from 2004 until early spring 2006. Vakapuna is a cousin to former Vikings Fullback Naufahu Tahi. Vakapuna married Leonne Hunkin on July 11, 2009.

Vakapuna has served as the Assistant to the Athletic Director for Student Services at Brigham Young University after his playing days concluded beginning in 2013. [4]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  2. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (23 May 2012). "Jets to sign free-agent fullback Fui Vakapuna". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 23 May 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  3. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (1 August 2012). "Rex Ryan frustrated by depleted receiving corps". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Fui Vakapuna Staff Bio". April 18, 2017.

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