Donovan Kaufman - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#1 Donovan Kaufman


Class Sophomore
Height 5'10"
Weight 197
Hometown New Orleans, La.
High School Archbishop Rummel

Student-Athlete Features
The Hustler – The Quarterback of the Defense Donovan Kaufman

As a Freshman (2020)
• Two games played
• 15 tackles, one pass breakup
• Five kickoff returns for 137 yards (27.4 yards/return)
• Five tackles during collegiate debut in season opener at No. 10 Texas A&M
• Team-high 10 tackles, 58-yard kickoff return vs. No. 20 LSU

The Kaufman File
• Four-star prospect by Rivals
• Ranked among top 200 players in nation by Rivals
• Top 500 national prospect by 247Sports
• Regarded among the top senior safeties in the nation
• Led prep squad to 13-0 record and Louisiana Division I state championship game as a senior
• 304 tackles, eight interceptions, 23 sacks and 11 forced fumbles as three-year starter
• 99 tackles (62 solo), six tackles for loss, four quarterback sacks, four interceptions, three fumble returns and blocked kick as a senior
• Class 5A Division I state title game MVP
• 11 tackles, game-sealing interception, 95-yard kick return for touchdown, rushing score, forced fumble and fumble recovery
• 2019 5A Defensive Player of the Year
• 2019 all-state first team
• 2019 New Orleans Metro Player of the Year
• 2019 all-region first team
• 2018 all-region first team
• 12.3 yards/rush and two touchdowns in limited role at running back
• 66 tackles, seven quarterback sacks, two interception returns for touchdown as a junior
• Varsity letters in football, baseball, basketball, soccer, track and wrestling
• Born and raised in New Orleans
• Son of Issac Kaufman and Donyell Green
• Four siblings: Ikea, Issac, Lela and Raneca