Fahu Tahi Prepares for His Fifth NFL Season

June 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Former BYU Cougar Fahu Tahi has a thankless job. He’s the lead blocker for the best running back in the NFL.

The 6′0″, 258-pound fullback has found a home in Minnesota, paving the way for Adrian Peterson and serving as a release valve for Brett Favre.

After a standout career as a running back at BYU, Tahi went undrafted in the 2006 NFL draft. Immediately following the draft he was quickly snatched up as a rookie free agent by Cincinnati, but released that same season by the Bengals.

The Vikings then swooped in to picked him up and have utilized Tahi’s skills as a devastating blocker in the backfield.

As a star player at Granger High School, Tahi rushed for nearly 6,000 yards and set the Utah state record for rushing touchdowns. But as a fullback in the NFL Tahi has rarely touched the ball, logging just nine carries and 27 receptions in four seasons. His value to the Vikings though, is unmistakable.

As a restricted fre...

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