The event was a great night to celebrate a great season.
UConn welcomes the Pirates to East Hartford for the first time in history.
QB Shirreffs led the team with 202 passing yards and two touchdowns in win over the Wildcats.
Huskies face a huge test playing against No. 18-ranked Pirates.
UConn will travel to Tulane for first-ever meeting between the schools.
UCONN vs USF (photo by Stephen Slade)
Photos by Steve Slade
UCONN vs Tulsa (photo by Stephen Slade)
UCONN vsECU (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Cincinnati (photo by Stephen Slade)
2016: Started all 12 games at defensive tackle...Completed the season with 43 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, four quarterback hurries and a blocked kick...Set a new career-high with 10 tackles and recorded a sack at ECU (Oct. 29).
2015: Named All-American Athletic Conference honorable mention...emerged as a standout on the Husky defensive line this year with stars in 11 of 13 games...has now played 24 games over the past two seasons with 14 starts...had 50 tackles on the season, which was sixth on the team...led the team with eight tackles for a loss and was third in sacks with seven...forced four fumbles...tied a career-high with seven tackles vs. Marshall (Dec. 26) in St. Petersburg Bowl...also had a sack in that game...also had seven tackles at BYU (Oct. 2)...had six tackles in wins over Villanova (Sept. 3) and East Carolina (Oct. 30)...had a pair of sacks in Villanova game.
2014: Played in all 12 games on the defensive line, starting three at defensive tackle...posted 31 tackles with 3.0 tackles for loss...had three tackles, including one for loss, at USF (Sept. 19)...recorded four tackles and 0.5 TFL at No. 18 East Carolina (Oct. 23)...notched four solo tackles at Army (Nov. 8)...capped the year with a season-high five tackles vs. SMU (Dec. 6).
High School: Had 78 tackles as a senior with ten sacks...named Second Team All-Queens/Long Island by the New York Daily News as a senior... played in Empire Challenge All-Star Game (June 18)...team reached PSAL Bowl Division finals in sophomore year and was 6-3 in junior year...was limited to just two games in junior year because of injury...first player from Beach Channel High School to go directly to a FBS school.
Personal: Folorunso Ifeyinka Fatukasi...A communication sciences major.