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  Tauni Vakapuna
Tauni Vakapuna

Player Profile
Hometown:
North Salt Lake, Utah

Last College:
Dixie State College

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 229

Position:
RB

Birthdate:
05/30/1986

Experience:
2VL

01/25/2012

2012 Utah Signing Class Bios and Videos

11/25/2011

Tough Loss for Utes as Colorado Prevails 17-14

Running back John White now has 1,405 yards on 290 carries this season.

11/25/2011

Utah Postgame Notes

Utah vs. Colorado - November 25, 2011

11/14/2011

Quotes from Kyle Whittingham's Weekly Press Conference

10/17/2011

Quotes from Kyle Whittingham's Weekly Press Conference

UTAH: One-time walk-on was awarded a scholarship the fall of his senior year in 2011 ... played an important backup role.

2011-Played in 11 games (missed the USC and Pitt games with an ankle injury), seeing time at both running back and on special teams ... finished third on the team--second among the running backs--in carries (31) and net rushing yards (104) ... career-high 14 carries for 77 yards and a touchdown against Colorado ... 10 carries for 16 yards against Montana State.

2010-Played in all 13 games ... 79 yards on 19 carries (4.2 average) ... two touchdowns ... seven carries for 43 yards with a 24-yard touchdown against New Mexico ... 25 yards on eight carries vs. San Jose State ... had seven tackles on special teams.

PRIOR TO UTAH: Played two years at Dixie State ... second-team all-Great Northwest Athletic Conference selection in 2009 ... 138 carries for 512 yards with six touchdowns as a sophomore ... played two games in 2008 (21 carries, 85 yards, two TDs) ... all-state at Hunter HS (Utah) ... helped lead Hunter High to the 2003 Utah 5A state title and a 14-0 record ... over 1,600 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2003.

PERSONAL: Son of Semisi and Uina Vakapuna ... name is pronounced downy va-ka-poon-a ... three brothers and four sisters ... brother Fui played football for BYU and the Cincinnati Bengals ... enjoys hiking ... scheduled to graduate with a degree in sociology in spring 2012 ... born May 30, 1986.

YEAR	G/GS	RUSH	YDS	AVG	TD	LONG
2010	13/0	19	79	4.2	2	24
2011	11/0	31	104	3.4	1	14
Totals	24/0	50	183	3.7	3	24
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