Oct 3, 2015; Boulder, CO, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive lineman DeForest Buckner (44) chases Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Sefo Liufau (13) late in the fourth quarter at Folsom Field. The Ducks defeated the Buffaloes 41-24. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Sefo Liufau is Colorado’s junior quarterback out of Tacoma, Washington. Just five weeks into the season, Liufau has already put up impressive numbers to say the least. He’s completed 91-of-154 passes for 1,002 yards and five touchdowns.
Last time out against Oregon, Liufau finished the night with a touchdown and 231 yards after completing 25-of-42 passes, but he was sacked five times.
In fact, it was questionable if he was going to play this week after sustaining several hard hits by Oregon defenders. Liufau told reporters on Tuesday though that he’ll be ready to play against the Sun Devils.
Last season, Liufau started 11 games and played in all 12 games for the Buffaloes. It was a record-setting season for the youngster who tallied marks in attempts (498), completions (325), passing yards (3,200) and touchdowns (28).
Against the Arizona State Sun Devils in 2014, he completed 31 of 46 passes for 278 yards and three touchdowns. He also threw two interceptions and was sacked three times in Colorado’s 38-24 loss to ASU.
That’s pretty impressive considering Arizona State’s then-starting quarterback Taylor Kelly didn’t even break 200 yards on the night. Kelly matched Liufau for three touchdowns in that game.
His efforts led him to earn the school’s John Mack Award for the most outstanding offensive player. Luifau was also an honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors recipient and an honorable mention sophomore All-American by collegefootballnews.com.
That season was paralleled by Liufau’s freshman campaign in which he won the team’s Lee Willard Award for the most outstanding freshman. He was also an honorable mention Freshman All-America honors from collegefootballnews.com.
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