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Former Buffaloes QB Sefo Liufau retires from NFL

The forever Buff hangs it up after one season with the Buccaneers

University of Colorado vs UCLA Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images

One of the greatest Colorado Buffaloes of all-time, the school’s career leading passer Sefo Liufau has decided to hang up his cleats.

“I don’t even know where to begin,” Liufau announced in an Instagram post Friday. “I’ve been playing this game for so long and I’ve never thought about how my life would be without it.” Including the 2016 Alamo Bowl, Liufau (2013-’16) played in 42 games in his four years at Colorado and his 40 starts are the most ever by a CU quarterback. The Tacoma, Washington product finished his career with 84 outright school records including most passing yards (9,746) and completions (887). In his final year at CU, Liufau threw for 2,366 yards and rushed for 494 in route to leading the Buffs to a 10-4 record and their first bowl game since 2007.

Here is Liufau’s full statement:

I don’t even know where to begin. I’ve been playing this game for so long and I’ve never thought about how my life would be without it. There are so many people who helped me along the way and I can’t thank them enough. Football has taught me so much on and off the field. My time at Colorado has given me some of the best memories and I wouldn’t change my time there for anything in the world, but in my heart I know it’s time. Love you football, but it’s time I moved on

Following his career at CU, Liufau signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last May. He made a number of appearances on HBO’s “Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,” most notably his stirring rendition of ‘If I Ever Fall In Love’ by 1990s R&B group Shai in episode one’s rookie-sing-along. Liufau finished the preseason completing 20 of his 33 attempts for 201 yards and the Buccaneers lone passing touchdown before being waived in early September.

All of us at the Ralphie Report wish Sefo Liufau the best of luck in the future. It was a pleasure watching number 13 grace Folsom Field.