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Teams: University of Washington (1991-1995), Oakland Raiders (1995-2000)
Position: Running Back
- Was a member of the 1991 National Champion Washington Huskies.
- Huskies all-time leader in rushing yards (4,106), most 100-yard games (17), 200 yard games (4), rushing touchdowns (34), and rushing attempts (735).
- Was the 18th overall pick (1st round) of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.
- Played 6 years in the NFL, finishing with 4,792 rushing yards averaging 4.90 yards per carry.
- Rushed for 1,294 yards in 1997 and 921 yards in 1998 while being the Raiders’ featured back.
In 2000, Kaufman abruptly retired to become a Pastor for The Well Christian Community.
Kaufman even hosts a Sunday morning sermon on TV in the Bay Area:
“Most recently God has opened an additional television ministry opportunity in that Pastor Kaufman’s Sunday morning sermons are now telecast throughout the Bay Area under the program title of “Times of Refreshing”.” –The Well Christian Community.
If you’re in the Bay Area, here’s how you can watch it: Times of Refreshing (Surprisingly it’s on a Local Access Church Cable programming channel)
His most memorable game with the Raiders was a 227 yard performance in 1997 against the undefeated Broncos.
In college, Napoleon was a critical player in the 1994 “Whammy In Miami” game between the University of Washigton and the University of Miami at the Orange Bowl, where the Huskies ended Miami’s 58-game home winning streak which dated back to 1985. (I bet Husky fans wish they could go back to 1994)
Napoleon was inducted into the University of Washington Hall of Fame in 2004.
The Whammy in Miami:
Touchdown Run for the Raiders: