Asauni Rufus
Asauni  Rufus


Bakersfield, Calif.

High School:
Bakersfield HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Defensive Back



Nevada places five on All-MW teams

Austin Corbett and Malik Reed represented on the second team, while James Butler, Wyatt Demps and Asauni Rufus grab honorable mentions.


Wyatt Demps hauls in three TD catches get Nevada past Fresno State, 27-22


Wolf Pack football hands out 2015 team awards

Seau is MVP


Blue tops Silver in the spring game for the Wolf Pack football team.

Defense has the upper hand with specialized spring game scoring format.


Halfway through spring, Pack is making progress

Saturday's practice will be held at Douglas High School in Minden


Nevada Wins Arizona Bowl, Edges Colorado St. 28-23

The Wolf Pack emerged victorious in a hotly contested, back-and-forth game.

Sophomore (2016):
Returns for his sophomore campaign after a fantastic redshirt freshman season in 2015 … Will anchor one of the top safety duos in the conference along with sophomore Dameon Baber.

Redshirt Freshman (2015): Played in all 13 games with 12 starts at safety … Led the team in tackles with 105 stops, becoming the first freshman to post 100 tackles in a single season since DeShone Myles in 1994 … Ranked ninth in the Mountain West in total tackles and second among defensive backs … Ranked third in FBS among freshmen in total tackles … On the season, posted 105 tackles, three passes defended, one interception and one forced fumble … Co-winner of Nevada’s Newcomer of the Year Award … Opened the season with a game-high 12 tackles in Nevada’s win over UC Davis … Posted a game-high 10 tackles with one pass breakup against Pac-12 foe Arizona … Tallied one forced fumble in Nevada’s victory over New Mexico … Recorded his first career interception and returned it 29 yards, leading Nevada past Hawai’i … Set a career-high with 13 tackles and one pass breakup at Utah State … Posted at least seven tackles in all but three games on the season … Tallied nine tackles in Nevada’s victory in the 2015 Arizona Bowl … Letter winner.

Freshman (2014): Redshirted in his first season.

High School
From Bakersfield (Calif. ) High School ... Had a standout season as a senior, rushing for 1,857 yards and throwing for 1,504 and accounting for a total of 44 touchdowns as he led his team to a state championship ... Was Central Valley MVP and the CIF Section Player of the Year ... Named a finalist for state Player of the Year honors and earned first-team all-state accolades ... As a junior rushed for 1,085 yards and 12 touchdowns while throwing for 1,733 yards and 16 touchdowns ... Also lettered in track and field.

Born Asauni Robert Rufus on Dec. 12, 1995 ... Son of Tina Garza and Curtis Rufus ... Wants to major in mechanical engineering ... Was also recruited by Cal Poly and UC Davis ... Enjoy spending time with family and playing other sports.

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