Folorunso Fatukasi
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Fatukasi in 2018.
No. 94 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1995-03-04) March 4, 1995 (age 27)
Far Rockaway, New York
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school:Beach Channel
(Rockaway Park, New York)
College:UConn
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 6 / Pick: 180
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Total tackles:115
Sacks:3.0
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:1
Pass deflections:3
Player stats at NFL.com

Folorunso Ifeyinka "Foley" Fatukasi (born March 4, 1995) is an American football defensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UConn.[1]

College career

In 2015, Fatukasi was named as an honorable mention on the 2015 All-American Athletic Conference football team.[2]

Professional career

New York Jets

Fatukasi was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[3]

Fatukasi was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on December 17, 2020,[4] and activated on December 22.[5]

Jacksonville Jaguars

On March 16, 2022, Fatukasi signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.[6]

Personal life

Fatukasi is of Nigerian descent.[7] His brother Olakunle Fatukasi is a linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[8]

References

  1. ^ "NFL Draft & Combine Profile - FOLEY FATUKASI". www.nfl.com. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Folorunso Fatukasi | Connecticut, DT : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". www.draftscout.com. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "Jets select Parry Nickerson with 179th overall pick and Folorunso Fatukasi with 180th overall pick in 2018 NFL Draft". GangGreenNation.com. April 28, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "Jets' Folorunso Fatukasi: Shifts to COVID-19 list". CBSSports.com. December 17, 2020. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  5. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (December 22, 2020). "Jets Activate DT Folorunso Fatukasi, Place LB Harvey Langi on Injured Reserve". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  6. ^ Oehser, John (March 16, 2022). "Official: Fatukasi agrees to terms". Jaguars.com. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  7. ^ "Nigeria dominates Africa's 2018 NFL draftee list". ESPN. April 23, 2018. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  8. ^ Cannizzaro, Mark (November 28, 2020). "Fatukasi brothers living their dreams with Jets, Rutgers in unique times". New York Post. Retrieved July 27, 2021.