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Sunday, August 20, 2006

CJ Tausaga & Stephen Lei Quit UH Football Team

Posted at 1:38 p.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2006

'Aiea's Tausaga quits UH football team

By Stephen Tsai
Advertiser Staff Writer

Cornerback C.J. Tausaga has decided to quit the University of Hawai'i football team to focus on working with his church.

During spring practice, Tausaga, a former All-State player from 'Aiea High School, was competing for a starting job at cornerback.

But during training camp, he slipped on the depth chart and this week was assigned to compete on the scout team, which portrays the opposing team's offense and defense.

"He's one of the better people you would want to work with," said Rich Miano, who coaches defensive backs at UH.

"He's a loss to the program, more so as a person than a player."

Posted at 6:52 p.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Lei quits UH football team

Advertiser Staff

Stephen Lei, an All-State defensive back and 2006 Saint Louis School graduate, has decided to quit the University of Hawai'i football team.

Lei was competing as the middle linebacker in the Warriors' 3-4 defense.

Lei is leaving to focus on academics and work. He was not on scholarship, although he was invited to UH's training camp as a "preferred walk-on."

Lei is 6 feet and weighs 220 pounds.

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