- Alfred Pupunu
DateOfBirth=Birth date and age|1969|10|16|mf=y
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San Diego Chargers
Alfred Sione Pupunu (born
October 16, 1969in Tonga) is a former professional American football tight endwho played 9 seasons in the NFL from 1992 to 2000. He played for the San Diego Chargers(1992-1997, 1999), the Kansas City Chiefs(1997), the New York Giants(1998) and the Detroit Lions(2000). Pupunu made a championship appearance with the Chargers in Super Bowl XXIXwith the Chargers in the 1994 season, and helped them get there by scoring a touchdown in the .
Though Pupunu only scored five career touchdowns (three regular season, two postseason), he performed a unique celebration after each, in which he mimicked twisting off the top of a coconut and drinking the juice, a very popular celebration among San Diego fans. [ [http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/finkle%20is%20einhorn/tag/DallasCowboys Sporting News - Your expert source for MLB Baseball, NFL Football, NBA Basketball, NHL Hockey, NCAA Football, NCAA Basketball and Fantasy Sports scores, blogs, and articles ] ]
Pupunu finished his career with 102 receptions for 1,000 yards and 3 touchdowns in 103 games.
Life after NFL
Big "Al" was a volunteer assistant at the University of Utah Running Utes Football Team for 3 years (2005–2007). He was very well respected by the players for his knowledge and charisma.
In 2008, Big Al was invited to coach the running backs and tight ends at the
Southern Utah University( Cedar City, UT) Thunderbirds Football Team by Head Coach Ed Lamb.
Pupunu went on to earn all-Big Sky and All-American honors at
Weber Stateand he has been inducted into each school’s athletic Hall of Fame. Coach Pupunu earned Walter Camp All-American honors after leading the nation (NCAA Division I-AA, now Football Championship Subdivision) in receptions, with 93, in 1991 while at Weber State. The 93 receptions are the second-most ever in a single season by a tight end.
All Conference performer at Dixie State junior college
High School Career
South High School (Salt Lake City)the same school as BYU assistant football coach Steve Kaufusi.
* [http://www.suutbirds.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=95832&SPID=11715&DB_OEM_ID=20100&ATCLID=1369064&Q_SEASON=2008 Southern Utah Coach Bio]
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