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Darrin Laufasa
FB #44
Height:
6-1
Weight:
235
Age:
22
College:
Texas-El Paso
Hometown:
Seattle, Wash.
Experience:
R

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Bio

      An athletic lead-blocker who helped pave way for record-setting rushing season for UTEP in 2016 ... Served as the Minors’ lead blocker for RB Aaron Jones’ 1773 rushing yards, a single-season school record ... Helped Miners average 185.5 yards per game on the ground, with 20 rushing TDs ... Played in 44 career games, including starts in the last 37.

      An athletic lead-blocker who helped pave way for record-setting rushing season for UTEP in 2016 ... Served as the Minors’ lead blocker for RB Aaron Jones’ 1773 rushing yards, a single-season school record ... Helped Miners average 185.5 yards per game on the ground, with 20 rushing TDs ... Played in 44 career games, including starts in the last 37.

 

     Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-5-17.

 

     College highlights: Played in 44 career games, with 37 consecutive starts to end his college career. Was lead-blocker for RB Aaron Jones all four years, helping Jones become UTEP’s all-time leading rusher (4114 yards). 2016—Started all 12 games and totaled three receptions for 17 yards, and three rushes for eight yards ... Served as lead-blocker for RB Aaron Jones, who rushed for UTEP single-season record 1773 yards, while also becoming school’s all-time leading rusher ... Helped Miners offense average 185.5 yards per game on the ground. 2015—Started all 12 games ... Totaled 183 rushing yards on 33 attempts (5.5 average), with one TD ... Also caught 10 passes for 91 yards ... Rushed for career-best 85 yards on eight carries, including a 66-yard TD run, in win over New Mexico State ... Recorded 11 rushes (career high) for 46 yards at Old Dominion ... Blocked for Miners rushing attack that three times topped 200 yards in a game. 2014—Started all 13 games ... Recorded 41 yards rushing, with one TD, and five catches for 16 yards and another TD ... Helped pave the way blocking for Aaron Jones’ 1321 yards and 11 TD on the ground. 2013—Started seven games, missing last five due to injury ... Recorded 26 rushes for 137 yards and two TDs ... Also caught eight passes for 29 yards and a TD ... Saw time on Miners’ kickoff coverage unit, with six tackles ... Rushed nine times for 74 yards and two TDs (17 and 45 yards), all in the second half, in win vs. New Mexico State ... Caught three passes for 21 yards and a TD at Colorado State.

 

     High School: Attended Bothell High School in Bothell, Wash., as a senior, after spending his first three years at Juanita High School in Kirkland, Wash. (both outside Seattle).

 

     Personal: Born in American Samoa ... Hometown is Seattle, Wash. ... Kinesiology major at UTEP ... Last name is pronounced “lowl-FAH-suh.”

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