In 1991 Napoleon Kaufman was a true freshman for the University of Washington. His primary job that season was to return kicks. Kaufman carried the ball 67 times for 307 rushing yards that season, adding four touchdowns. The 1991 season ended in a National title for the University of Washington.
In 1992, Kaufman got more time at running back. He ran for 1,045 yards on 162 carries. Also, Kaufman ran for six touchdowns. The former Huskie star was named to the All-PAC-10 team. By the time 1993 came around, Kaufman came into his own. In 1993 he ran for 1,299 yards on 5.7 yards per rush. He also had a career-high 14 touchdown that season.
Napoleon Kaufman in 1994 ran his career-high in yards, rushing for 1,390 yards and nine touchdowns. Also, in this season he won PAC-10 player of the year for Washington.
Kaufman rushed for 4,041 yards, 33 touchdowns in his career at Washington. Also, he caught 65 passes for 424 yards. Kaufman had three straight seasons of 1,00 yards or more. In His career at Washington, he ran for 200 yards in game four times. Three All-PAC-10 teams and PAC-10 Player of the Year award. Kaufman made second team All-American two times. When you talk about dynamic college football running backs, Napoleon Kaufman has to be near the top of the list. He had outstanding speed and athleticism.
In 1995, Kaufman was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the first round with the 18th pick.
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