Jackson Kaufusi: LB #13, Class of 2016


Jackson Kaufusi is a 6-foot-2 226-pound linebacker for Brigham Young University, recruited as part of the Class of 2016.

BYU summary: In four seasons at BYU (roster years 2018-2021), Kaufusi has played in 31 games and has 47 tackles (23 solo), with one tackle for loss and one 13-yard interception (BYUcougars.com).

  • 2022 (Junior).
  • 2021 (Sophomore). Played in eight games, had 15 tackles (eight solo)
  • 2020 (COVID Sophomore). Played in 10 games, had 10 tackles (six solo).
  • 2019 (Freshman). Played in 10 games, had 21 tackles (eight solo), and a 13-yard interception.
  • 2018 (Redshirt). Played in four games, had one solo tackle.
  • 2016-17 (LDS Mission). Melbourne, Australia

High School. Kaufusi prepped at Brighton High School (Cottonwood Heights, Utah), where as a senior he had three receptions for 20 yards and a touchdown, a 30 yard completion, and 100 tackles (39 solo), with one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one blocked punt, three tackles for loss, and one sack (MaxPreps).  He was named to the All-State second-team (2015). Kaufusi also played on the basketball team.

Recruitment. Kaufusi was rated 3-stars by 247Sports (0.8335), who rated him the no. 21 overall prospect from Utah in the Class of 2016 and the no. 83 outside linebacker nationally.  He held scholarship offers from BYU, Cal, Utah, Washington State, and Weber State. Kaufusi committed to BYU on January 26, 2016, signed on February 3, 2016 and enrolled on June 30, 2016.

Personal. Kaufusiis married to Hallie and has two children.  He is the brother of former BYU linebacker Isaiah Kaufusi (2016-2020) and cousin for former BYU defensive linemen Bronson (2012-2015), Corbin (2016-2018), and Devin Kaufusi (2018-2019).

Social Media. Follow and support Kaufusi on Twitter at @jaxkaufusi, on Instagram at @jaxkaufusi, and on LinkedIn.

Resources: BYU Player Profile, 247 Recruiting Profile, MaxPreps Stats, BYU Insider Recruiting Profile

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