Sefo Liufau owns a lot of records at Colorado—75 of them, to be exact.
He has been in control of Colorado Football for three seasons, but after suffering a lisfranc injury against USC last season and the commitment of Davis Webb, it looked like things could be changing. But, following Webb’s flip to Cal and a full recovery, Liufau is once again poised to lead the Buffs in 2016.
“I think I’ve made a lot of progress,” Liufau said. “To be able to shed some weight off, get healthy with my foot, it’s been a long road, but it has been a great one, to be able to come back and achieve my goal of being ready for fall camp, so I’m pretty happy with the time I’ve had off and the amount of work I’ve put in in the last four months.”
For the Buffs to finally get over the hump and make a bowl game this year, they will need Liufau to improve on last season, when he completed 213 passses on 344 attempts for 2401 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions. The nine touchdown passes is his lowest total for any of his three seasons at CU. Even in his freshman season when he only played eight games, Liufau managed 12 touchdowns. However, he believes that the team’s overall improvement will be the difference this season.
“As players, we’re the ones out there playing, we’re the ones out there making plays, we’re one ones out there that are winning or losing games,” Liufau said. “Being a more mature team, I think we’ve got a lot more pieces to the puzzle, we’re on each other a lot more to make plays as a team overall. “
Echoing both Phillip Lindsay and Chidobe Awuzie, Luifau spoke about just how much it would mean to him to help lead the Buffs to a bowl game this season, but not just any bowl game—the highest of the high.
“I want to leave this football team and university a lot better than when I came here as a freshman because they invested so much in me and I just feel like I owe them everything, so that’s kind of how I’m looking at it this year.”
After everything that Liufau has been through, especially in the past year, it’s easy to see why he is so motivated to make his senior season one to remember.