Isaiah Kaufusi
Linebacker 53
220 lbs.
Cottonwood Heights, 
Last School
Brighton High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Jeff and Brooke Kaufusi
  • Has three siblings: Jackson, Ellie and Maika
  • Wife is Breanna and has a son, Foster
  • Has six uncles and 11 cousins who have played or currently play college football

Before BYU

  • Three stars by and
  • Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune 5A All-State First Team selection
  • USA Today All-State First Team honoree
  • Earned first-team All-Region accolades as both a junior and senior
  • No. 11 overall recruit from Utah and No. 99 rated outside linebacker in the nation by
  • Helped Brighton HS to a 12-2 record in 2013 and No. 4 rating in Utah by MaxPreps
  • Three-year starter at receiver and defensive back
  • Recorded 92 tackles, 4 sacks and 3 interceptions as a senior  and 39.5 tackles, 2 sacks and 4 interceptions as a junior
  • Also averaged 18.5 yards per catch on offense in 2013, totaling 609 yards and 6 touchdowns on 33 receptions
  • Coached by Ryan Bullet
  • Recruited by Hawaii, Utah, Utah State 


  • Nukualofa , Tonga
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2017

  • Played in 11 games
  • Made 11 tackles
  • Had six tackles at Mississippi State
Sophmore Year 2018

  • Played in 11 games starting six
  • Third on the team with 50 total tackles including 30 solo stops
  • Tied the team-high with two interceptions on the season totaling 18 yards
  • Totaled six tackles for loss and four pass breakups 
  • Tallied first career interception against California returning it 15 yards
  • Tallied first career tackle for loss against Utah State
  • Recorded career-high two pass break ups with also tallying first career sack and forced fumble against Hawai'i 
  • Recorded career-high six solo stops and two tackles for loss against Northern Illinois
  • Recorded a career-high 14 total tackles and 10 assisted tackles at UMass
  • Named to Phil Steele All-Independent Second Team
Junior Year 2019

  • Played in all 13 games with 10 starts
  • Posted 60 total tackles
  • Had 4.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble
  • Tied for the team lead with five pass breakups
  • Posted at least five tackles in six games
  • 2019 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year award watch list nominee
  • Isaiah and Jackson Kaufusi - Deep Blue (BYUtv Segment)
Senior Year 2020

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

  • A member of the scout team
Medical Redshirt Year