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.
Former UW Women’s Basketball star, Michelle Perkins, now uses skills learned on the court in her current profession as a paramedic with the City of Seattle Fire Department. Learn more about how she uses her husky athletic experience to serve our community by watching the UWTV video below:
The Husky United Military Veterans are hosting an afternoon outing to the Seattle Mariners’ annual Salute to Armed Forces game on Sunday, April 19th, as part of their #uwiserved campaign. Tickets are free for student veterans through the UW Veteran Community Fund and the University of Washington Veterans Center. Companion tickets have been funded by a generous donation from a UW veteran alumni. If you are a student or alumni veteran and you would like to join the Husky United Military Veterans on April 19th, please contact Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday (April 10) at noon. Go M’s!
Following the announcement of his plans to leave the UW for Texas A&M, President Young thanked alumni, supporters, educators, employees and students. “For nearly four remarkable years, I have been honored to work alongside you, the world-class faculty, students and staff who make the University of Washington one of the greatest public universities in the world.”