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SmashMouth 08-23-2019 07:29 AM

Brotherly love: Saints DE Corbin Kaufusi, Jets DE Bronson Kaufusi to reunite on field Saturday
 
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Michelle Kaufusi rarely takes a break from her job as mayor of Provo, Utah.

But this week is different, which is why she decided to take a vacation for the first time in two years.

"It's worth it because I get to come and watch the boys," Mayor Kaufusi said on Wednesday.

The boys are her sons Corbin and Bronson.

Corbin is a defensive end for the New Orleans Saints and Bronson is a defensive end for the New York Jets. The Saints and Jets play Saturday night at MetLife Stadium, setting the scene for a Kaufusi family reunion.

Age wise, Bronson, 28, is the big brother, two years older than Corbin.

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Size wise, Corbin is the big brother, thanks to a growth spurt after high school. He's 6-foot-9. Bronson is 6-foot-7.

Meet Corbin Kaufusi: At 6-foot-9, Saints' UDFA signing is a mountain of a man carrying an NFL legacy
You won't find a prouder pair of parents in the stadium than Steve and Michelle Kaufusi.


"We are looking forward to it," Steve said. "It's not every day you get two boys in the NFL getting to face each other."

It'll be the first time in 10 years the two brothers have been on a football field together.

Bronson tweeted a picture earlier this week to remind everyone of the last time he and his brother were on the field together.

They were in high school then, playing at Timpview High School in Provo.

Despite them being just two years apart and both playing collegiately at BYU, they never got a chance to play together in college. Between their Morman missions and Corbin's time dabbling in basketball instead of football , they never wore BYU football uniforms at the same time.

And there was a time Corbin wasn't so sure they would both wear NFL uniforms.

"Back then, I was thinking I'm not quite as talented as Bronson and I was just trying to get as far as I could with football and get a free education," Kaufusi said during rookie mini camp. "As I got better, I thought about playing in the NFL because it was a dream I had. But I just didn't know I would be able to realize it."

Their paths have been different. Bronson was drafted in the third round by the Baltimore Ravens in 2016 before being waived in 2018 and being picked up by the Jets. Corbin is trying to find his way as an undrafted free agent. Making the Saints' 53-man roster will be a longshot for him. He played just nine snaps in the Saints' game against the Chargers, but made the most of his limited time with a tackle and a pass deflection. Bronson, meanwhile, is coming off a solid outing, recording three tackles, a sack and a tackle for loss last week against the Falcons.

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st thomas 08-23-2019 07:39 AM

Re: Brotherly love: Saints DE Corbin Kaufusi, Jets DE Bronson Kaufusi to reunite on field Saturday
 
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Originally Posted by SmashMouth (Post 851727)
Michelle Kaufusi rarely takes a break from her job as mayor of Provo, Utah.

But this week is different, which is why she decided to take a vacation for the first time in two years.

"It's worth it because I get to come and watch the boys," Mayor Kaufusi said on Wednesday.

The boys are her sons Corbin and Bronson.

Corbin is a defensive end for the New Orleans Saints and Bronson is a defensive end for the New York Jets. The Saints and Jets play Saturday night at MetLife Stadium, setting the scene for a Kaufusi family reunion.

Age wise, Bronson, 28, is the big brother, two years older than Corbin.

https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.town...e2ec.image.jpg

Size wise, Corbin is the big brother, thanks to a growth spurt after high school. He's 6-foot-9. Bronson is 6-foot-7.

Meet Corbin Kaufusi: At 6-foot-9, Saints' UDFA signing is a mountain of a man carrying an NFL legacy
You won't find a prouder pair of parents in the stadium than Steve and Michelle Kaufusi.


"We are looking forward to it," Steve said. "It's not every day you get two boys in the NFL getting to face each other."

It'll be the first time in 10 years the two brothers have been on a football field together.

Bronson tweeted a picture earlier this week to remind everyone of the last time he and his brother were on the field together.

They were in high school then, playing at Timpview High School in Provo.

Despite them being just two years apart and both playing collegiately at BYU, they never got a chance to play together in college. Between their Morman missions and Corbin's time dabbling in basketball instead of football , they never wore BYU football uniforms at the same time.

And there was a time Corbin wasn't so sure they would both wear NFL uniforms.

"Back then, I was thinking I'm not quite as talented as Bronson and I was just trying to get as far as I could with football and get a free education," Kaufusi said during rookie mini camp. "As I got better, I thought about playing in the NFL because it was a dream I had. But I just didn't know I would be able to realize it."

Their paths have been different. Bronson was drafted in the third round by the Baltimore Ravens in 2016 before being waived in 2018 and being picked up by the Jets. Corbin is trying to find his way as an undrafted free agent. Making the Saints' 53-man roster will be a longshot for him. He played just nine snaps in the Saints' game against the Chargers, but made the most of his limited time with a tackle and a pass deflection. Bronson, meanwhile, is coming off a solid outing, recording three tackles, a sack and a tackle for loss last week against the Falcons.

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Awwwwwwee love some brotherly love

homerj07 08-24-2019 04:02 PM

Re: Brotherly love: Saints DE Corbin Kaufusi, Jets DE Bronson Kaufusi to reunite on field Saturday
 
How good has Corbin looked in camp? Could he make the team?

SmashMouth 08-24-2019 10:22 PM

Re: Brotherly love: Saints DE Corbin Kaufusi, Jets DE Bronson Kaufusi to reunite on field Saturday
 
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Originally Posted by homerj07 (Post 851906)
How good has Corbin looked in camp? Could he make the team?

Bobby Hebert is in love with him. I hope someone calls in and ask him.

RailBoss 08-25-2019 12:27 AM

Re: Brotherly love: Saints DE Corbin Kaufusi, Jets DE Bronson Kaufusi to reunite on field Saturday
 
Both big trees out of Utah, their Cousin Jolly Green Giant..

vpheughan 08-25-2019 08:47 AM

Re: Brotherly love: Saints DE Corbin Kaufusi, Jets DE Bronson Kaufusi to reunite on field Saturday
 
Kaufusi? Wasn't there a song about him in the Music Man?


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The girl who's hard to get
Shipoopi, shipoopi, shipoopi
But you can win her yet


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