Darrin Laufasa
30  Darrin Laufasa


Bothell, Wash.

High School:
Bothell HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 235



PRIOR TO UTEP: Rated a three-star recruit and the no. 9 player in the state of Washington by ESPN/Scouts Inc ... ranked the no. 15 fullback in the nation by Scout.com ... played at Juanita High School (Kirkland, Wash.) as a freshman, sophomore and junior prior to transferring to Bothell High School for his senior season ... blocked for a 2,000-yard rusher (Danny Wilson) while compiling 700 rushing yards and six touchdowns at Bothell ... garnered first-team All-League honors as a running back and linebacker his senior year ... helped Bothell High to a 6-5 record ... team advanced to the second round of the state playoffs ... selected to play in the East/West All-State Game ... second team All-League running back as a junior when he rushed for 900 yards and 12 touchdowns, averaging 6.5 yards per carry ... played inside linebacker as a sophomore, recording 45 tackles for a 10-2 team that finished runner-up in the conference and advanced to the state playoffs ... three-year varsity letterman for coaches Shaun Tarantola (Juanita HS) and Tom Bainter (Bothell HS) ... also was a member of his high school wrestling and rugby teams as a sophomore and senior, respectively.

PERSONAL: Full name is Darrin Leslie Laufasa ... son of John and Maria Laufasa ... brother Corey recently graduated from Washington State and played linebacker for the Cougars ... another older brother, Jeremiah, is currently a running back at WSU ... has one sister ... born 5/6/95 (American Samoa) ... undeclared major.

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