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Family connections between recruits and college coaches are not unusual, but the nature of the relationship between defensive end recruit William Tukuafu and BYU defensive line coach Steve Kaufusi is a little out of the ordinary. In most cases, the recruit is the son or nephew of the coach. For Tukuafu and Kaufusi, however, the generational relationship is flipped. The 22-year old Tukuafu is an uncle to the father of five Kaufusi. "His mom in my sister," chuckled Tukuafu. "My dad's first wife had 12 kids and one of the kids was Steve's mom, and then my dad's first wife passed away. He then married my mom and then had four more kids. That's how I was born his uncle I guess. "Steve is one of the one's who has been recruiting me. He said they need me over there and stuff like that, but you know with all family stuff aside you have to remember there is a serious business side as well." Although Tukuafu is a typical fun-loving Tongan kid, he does take his God-given talents very seriously...
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