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UTEP Football: Darrin Laufasa lands on Polynesian College Player of the Year Watch List

UTEP's veteran fullback is on the watch list for a prestigious award.

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Darrin Laufasa was named to the 2016 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award Watch List, the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday.

The fullback is a three-year starter and recorded 183 rushing yards on 33 attempts and a touchdown last season playing both running back and fullback.

He rushed for a career-best 85 yards on eight carries (10.6 avg.), including a career-long 66-yard touchdown run during a come-from-behind overtime victory at rival NM State. As a fullback, Laufasa has been a major player in protecting the quarterback and creating holes for the running attack, he's also been effective in the passing game out of the backfield.

The award is presented annually by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame  to the most outstanding Polynesian college football player that epitomizes great ability and integrity.

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