BYU COUGARS

Instant Replay: Former BYU DL Snags Big Catch During USFL Game

May 28, 2022, 2:53 PM | Updated: 2:59 pm
Corbin-Kaufusi-BYU-Cougars...
Defensive lineman Corbin Kaufusi #90 of the Brigham Young Cougars celebrates after Arizona Wildcats missed a field goal during the first half of the college football game at Arizona Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU defensive lineman Corbin Kaufusi came off the line of scrimmage for a big catch during the USFL game between the Tampa Bay Bandits and New Jersey Generals.

The Bandits hosted the Generals at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday, May 28.

With 1:28 left in the first half, Kaufusi, now an offensive lineman who played football and basketball at BYU, lined up as an eligible receiver instead of a blocker.

The offensive lineman ran a solid route and snagged a pass that sailed over the heads of a couple of New Jersey defenders.

Kaufusi’s grab was a 32-yard gain down to the Generals’ 16-yard line.

Tampa Bay finished the drive with a field goal to cut New Jersey’s lead to 7-3.

The Bandits went on to fall to the Generals, 20-13.

The former BYU standout finished the game with one catch for 32 yards on one target.

After the game, Kaufusi spoke about the play and how he patiently waited for it to be called this season.

“I’ve been waiting weeks, I finally got to do it this week,” the lineman said.

With the loss, the Bandits fell to a 3-4 record this season.

Prior to his time in professional football, Kaufusi played on the BYU football team from 2016-18.

After his college career, Kaufusi spent time in the NFL as a member of the New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, and San Francisco 49ers.

Tampa Bay’s next game is against the Houston Gamblers on Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m. (MDT). The game will be streamed on Peacock.

Kyle Irelandย is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of theย Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

BYU Cougars

BYU Football, David Latu, Signing Day...
Mitch Harper

BYU Football Recruit Announces Commitment At Father’s Grave

David Latu had one of the more emotional Signing Day announcements you'll watch.
1 day ago
BYU Football - Royal Virgil Helmet...
Mitch Harper

Former Stanford Commit LJ Martin Signs With BYU Football

BYU picked up a talented running back from Texas on Signing Day.
1 day ago
BYU Football, Big 12 Schedule...
Mitch Harper

Five Takeaways From BYU Football’s Inaugural Big 12 Schedule

The key takeaways from BYU's inaugural Big 12 Conference schedule.
2 days ago
Big 12 Football Schedule...
Mitch Harper

Social Media Reacts To Big 12 Football Schedule Release

Social media was buzzing after the 2023 Big 12 Football schedule was released.
2 days ago
Kalani Sitake, BYU, Big 12 Schedule...
Mitch Harper

Big 12 Schedule Released For 2023 BYU Football Team

The moment BYU has been waiting for since September 2021.
2 days ago
...
KSL SPORTS

Unrivaled: What Are The Odds… BYU Wins At Least Three Big 12 Games?

Unrivlaed wants to know how successful BYU football will be in its first year in the Big 12?
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.
Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...
KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.
Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.
ksl sports logos...
KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.
jimmy-buffett-tour-art...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.
Iron Maiden tour...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returns to Utah in 2022 with The Legacy of the Beast tour.
Instant Replay: Former BYU DL Snags Big Catch During USFL Game