Joe Tukuafu
Offensive Line 52
300 lbs.
Last School
East High School
Roster Years

BYU Highlights

Tukuafu played as an offensive lineman at BYU from 2017-22 and appeared in 34 games, including 17 starts. His career includes the following highlights:

  • Played in 10 games his senior year in 2022
  • Started nine games in 2021, leading BYU's offense to average 33 points and 452 yards of total offense per game, a 46% third-down conversion rate, 89% red zone efficiency and allowing just 15 sacks on the season
  • Played nine games (starting four) in 2020, helping the BYU offense rank No. 8 in the nation for the fewest sacks allowed (12 sacks in 12 games) and only allowing two pressures on 293 pass-blocking regular season snaps. The offense also ranked No. 4 in scoring (43.5) and No. 7 in total offense (522.2).

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  • Major: History
  • Missionary Service: Served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cordoba, Argentina
  • Parents are Melini and Pasa
  • Is the youngest of four children

Before BYU

  • Played at East High School
  • Gained over 700 receiving yards and caught eight touchdowns as a senior
  • Also added 47 tackles and 6.5 sacks
  • Led East to the 4A state championship game in 2014 and 2013
  • Also recruited by Utah
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2018

  • Member of the scout team
Sophmore Year 2019

  • Played in four games with one start at tight end
  • Moved from tight end to offensive line midway through the season
  • Saw action against Utah, Tennessee, Toledo and Utah State
Junior Year 2021

  • Played in 12 games, started nine.
  • Led BYU offense to...
    • Scoring 33 points per game.
    • Averaging 452 yards of total offense per game.
    • Converting on 46% of third downs.
    • Scoring on 89% of red zone trips (49 of 55), 75% of which (41) were touchdowns.
    • Allowing just 15 sacks on the season.
Senior Year 2022

  • Played in 10 games, starting three
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

  • A member of the scout team
Medical Redshirt Year

Junior 2020

  • Played in nine games, started four
  • Started against Louisiana Tech, UTSA, Texas State and UCF