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Sefo Liufau Learns Hard Lesson on HBO's Hard Knocks

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Liufau learned about the dark side of the NFL in front of a national audience.

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*SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t watched episode two of HBO’s Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers yet, stop reading now*

Gerald McCoy’s affinity for superheroes, jacked NFL referee Ed Hochuli’s interpretation of what constitutes a LEGAL touchdown celebration this season, and kicker Roberto Aguayo’s departure were all part of Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers episode two. Former Buffs quarterback Sefo Liufau also made a couple of cameos.

Last week it was his singing, this week Liufau was seen playing table tennis with his fellow signal callers. About 19 minutes into the show, Jameis Winston, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Griffin and Liufau are pictured knocking it around on the ping-pong table. Fitzpatrick and Liufau vs. Winston and Griffin. The Harvard and Colorado grads defeated the Florida State and Tulane products.

Later in the episode, Liufau, an undrafted free agent by the Buccaneers, is listening intently to a conversation between Winston and Griffin. The incumbent starter Winston was recalling a story from a previous training camp about starting center Jeremiah Warren and right tackle Reid Fragel, who were cut shortly after the Buccaneers second preseason game. “Wait, they got cut but they were the starters?” Liufau inquired. To which Winston and Griffin acknowledged that it was early in the preseason when those starting offensive lineman were cut from the team.

“Can you get cut after the 53-man cut?” the rookie Liufau asked next. Before he even finished the question, Winston replied “You can get cut anytime brother.”

Cutthroat indeed. As the Buccaneers continue to trim their roster, Liufau remains listed as the fourth string quarterback. Crossing my fingers in the hopes that Sefo Liufau makes it to episode three, which airs Tuesday, August 22 at 10pm ET on HBO.