Sefo Liufau reflects on rehab, has hopes for 2016

The Colorado Buffaloes were hoping to have a pretty special quarterback in Davis Webb join their team this offseason, but he decided to flip his transfer commitment to Cal for his final season. Now, they hope that three-year starter Sefo Liufau is healthy enough to take the field for them.

During the 2015 season, Liufau went down with a nasty Lisfranc injury in his foot and hasn’t really seen a lot of time on the practice field since. However, the senior talked about how he has been dealing with rehab and even talked about how he hopes to lead Colorado to a bowl game this year.

I think I’ve made a lot of progress,” Liufau said about his rehab. “To be able to shed some weight off, get healthy with my foot, it’s been a long road, but it has been a great one, to be able to come back and achieve my goal of being ready for fall camp, so I’m pretty happy with the time I’ve had off and the amount of work I’ve put in in the last four months.”

He expressed his desire to take the Buffaloes to a bowl game for the first time since 2007. Defensive back Chidobe Awuzie and running back Phillip Lindsay both echoed those same feelings earlier this year.

“I want to leave this football team and university a lot better than when I came here as a freshman because they invested so much in me and I just feel like I owe them everything, so that’s kind of how I’m looking at it this year.”

It should be a fun year to watch for Liufau, who has 7,380 yards and 49 touchdowns on his career, and the Buffaloes, who are hoping he stays healthy enough to lead them to some kind of success in 2016.

The Buffaloes open the season on Sept. 2 against Colorado State.

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