Regional & Community Relations

May 11, 2015

UWTV Video: Husky football legend Napoleon Kaufman

Napoleon Kaufman played football for the Huskies from 1991 to 1994 and is a member of the University of Washington Hall of Fame. The All-American running back remembers his time at the UW fondly as a time of “awesome” camaraderie between his teammates and between the team members and their coaches.

After graduation from the UW, Napoleon Kaufman was a first-round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders and spent 6 years playing with the team. He left the NFL in 2001 to follow his calling to the ministry, and now he is the senior pastor at The Well Christian Community Church in Livermore, California.

He combines his spirituality with his love and dedication to the sport of football as the team chaplain for the Oakland Raiders. He is also the head coach of a high school football team.

Watch the UWTV video below to meet this exceptional UW alumni, Napoleon Kaufman.