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Cal Fullback On The Move

Cal fullback Will Ta’ufo’ou has been scheduled for visits with the Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals and the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to a league source. Ta’ufo’ou, who wasn’t invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, is a 5'11,” 253-pound bruising blocker rated as one of the top fullbacks available in the NFL draft. Ta’ufo’ou never fumbled in four seasons and wasn’t tackled for a loss. “Will is vital to our offense” Cal coach Jeff Tedford said during an interview with the school’s official athletic Web site. “The fullback plays such a big part in our run game. And Will combines intelligence and instinct for the game with his very physical play.” Added running backs coach Ron Gould: “Will is the toughest player I have ever coached.” Ta’ufo’ou was a standout high school running back who developed into a fullback at the collegiate level, where he blocked for Marshawn Lynch and J.J. Arrington. “I have really come to appreciate blocking,” said Ta’ufo’ou, who graduated from Cal with honors. “The feeling of getting a good clean block, pancake them or pop their helmet off, whatever, a big hit, something that’s going to change the play.”