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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

UNLV: Johan Asiata

Asiata to see familiar faces


HOUSTON » Johan Asiata has a message for his friends in Hawaii.

"Tell everybody eat some Zippy's for me," the UNLV starting right tackle said.

He also says hello to his friends on the UH football team in Houston who are preparing to play against him and the rest of the Rebels on Saturday. They include starting defensive tackles Mike Lafaele and Fale Laeli, who are both glad Asiata survived a rough time as a teen and graduated from the National Guard Youth Challenge Academy in Kapolei.

Another Warrior, walk-on running back Lorgan Pau, encouraged Asiata to join him at Yuba College in Marysville, Calif., where football neophyte Asiata began to learn the basics -- after playing just three downs of organized ball before quitting the team at McKinley High School.

Asiata is one of seven Rebels who come from Hawaii.

Hawaii ties on both sides of the ball

UNLV has seven players on its roster from Hawaii

Player Pos. Home High School
Johan Asiata OL Kalihi Youth Challenge Academy
Ramsey Feagai OL Honolulu Radford
Jordan Ho-Ching RB Aiea Maryknoll
Kamu Kapanui LS Honolulu Kamehameha
Bronson Leafa LB Honolulu Radford




Malo Taumua DL Honolulu Aiea

Continue at Honolulu Star Bulletin

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