The tight end has been a small part of the Colorado Buffaloes’ offense over the past 6 years. This is a trend across college football, but it is especially devastating for Buff fans who grew up watching Daniel Graham, Joe Klopfenstein, Matt Lepsis, and of course, Christian Fauria.
Fauria was a devastating part of a devastating 1994 offense. He could block and catch at an NFL level. He was the type of weapon that makes an offense impossible to stop. It’s no wonder that Mel Tucker and Jay Johnson want to go back to re-using the tight end when they have visions of Fauria in mind. It also makes sense that they went directly after his son, Caleb Fauria.
Caleb grew up in Massachusetts, where Christian works in network television. He went to Bishop Feehan and dominated at the high school level. While he is ranked as a 3 star on all recruiting sites, he has a five star offer list. He gathered offers from Boston College, Ole Miss, Louisville, LSU, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, TCU, and tight end U itself, Iowa.
At a full 6’5, 230 pounds, Fauria is a ready-made pass catcher at the next level. He has a gigantic frame and great length to rope in passes. His tape shows a willingness to be physical, and we all know how good his dad was at laying defenders in the dirt. He is a perfect fit for the depth chart and he will play early in his career.