As the starting quarterback and captain at Colorado the last few years, finding the motivation to work on his game was never difficult for Sefo Liufau.
These days, Liufau isn’t on a team and he doesn’t have dozens of teammates around to push him to work, but the motivation hasn’t gone away.
Liufau is one of several former Buffaloes hoping to hear their name called during the NFL draft this weekend. Although he’s projected as a late-round pick at best — and most project him as a free agent signee after the draft — Liufau wakes up every morning motivated to earn an opportunity from somebody.
“I think there’s a lot of self motivation,” said Liufau, who is CU’s all-time leading passer. “If you have some goals in mind and things you want to accomplish and you have a why for what you’re doing, it’s easy to get up in the morning and say, ‘I’m going to go do this.'”
CU hasn’t had a quarterback drafted since Koy Detmer in 1997, but Liufau has put himself in the minds of NFL general managers because of the work he put in during his time in Boulder.