5 Toke Kefu
5 Toke Kefu
Height: 5-10
Weight: 240
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: San Mateo, Calif.
High School: San Mateo HS '04
Position: RB
Experience: 3L*

Career: He has had four performances in his 31-game career of between 89 and 98 yards, but has yet to reach the 100-yard mark.

2008: Listed as a backup at fullback on EWU's preseason depth chart. Thanks to a revised NCAA rule, Kefu is able to return for the 2008 season. Kefu injured his hand in Eastern's fourth game of the 2007 season versus Portland State (9/29/07), and in any other year previous to that he would have played one too many games to be eligible for an automatic injury hardship. However, NCAA rules were revised in 2007 and enabled football players to play in as many as four games and be able to get the year back.

2007: Played in four games before his hand injury forced him to redshirt. Most of his action in those games came in EWU's opener against Montana-Western (8/31/07) when he had 53 yards on 16 carries. After his season ended, he played on Eastern's scout team and was offensive scout team player of the week once.

2006: Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. Started twice at running back. He earned team offensive player of the week honors against Montana State (9/23/06) when he had 93 yards and a touchdown. One game later he finished with a season-high 98 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries against Sacramento State (9/30/06).

2005: Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. Did not start, but carried 36 times as the team's No. 3 running back. He rushed for 43 yards on 13 carries against UC-Davis (11/19/05). In four spring scrimmages, he had 67 yards on 23 carries (2.9 per carry).

2004: Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. A true freshman, he ranked third on the team with 345 rushing yards and also caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown. Kefu made his college debut against Nicholls State (9/2/04) and had four rushes for one yard. Kefu made the first start of his career at fullback in Eastern's 47-22 victory over Idaho State (9/25/04), then scored his first touchdown a week later versus Portland State (10/2/04) on a 17-yard scoring reception. He had a season-high 89 yards with two touchdowns against Weber State (10/23/04) and had 89 yards and a touchdown versus Cal Poly (11/6/04).

HS: Graduated from San Mateo HS in 2004. He capped his career by being selected on June 9, 2004, as the San Mateo Daily Journal's Male Athlete of the Year after previously being selected as the newspaper's football player of the year. He was the 2003 San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area Player of the Year and was a first team member of its All-Bay Area team. He was also selected to the San Jose Mercury News All-Central Coast first team. He also earned All-Central Coast Section first team honors and Cal-Hi Sports second team All-State honors (first team among medium-sized schools). He became the CCS all-time leading rusher with 5,439 career yards and 78 career touchdowns. He averaged 164.8 yards per game in his 33-game career (27 games with at least 100 yards) while averaging 9.1 yards per carry. He also finished his career with 158 total tackles, including 12 for losses and five fumble recoveries. If that wasn't enough he also passed for three touchdowns. He rushed for 809 yards as a sophomore, 1,935 yards as a junior and 2,695 yards as a senior. His best game as a senior came against North Monterey County when he rushed for 314 yards and three touchdowns. He had at least 200 yards in six of 12 games, and in the only game he didn't have at least 100, he rushed for 92 yards on just six carries (15.3 per carry) with three touchdowns. He was also the team's MVP in 2003 as he led the Bearcats to the CCS Division III title. He had 250 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-13 title game victory over Palo Alto that helped him surpass the previous CCS career record of 5,233 yards. He was coached at San Mateo by former Eagle center T.J. Ewing (1993-94), who earned honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference honors both seasons he played for EWU.

Personal: Born 4/21/86. Name is pronounced "toe-kay" "keh-fooh." Health and fitness major.

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