Monday, April 20, 2015         

Hawaii's Golden Boy

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Above: Manti Te'o has shined, from Laie to college football's biggest stage.
All fired up
“The burn,” as Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o termed it, was only seconds in coming after the disappointment of the Heisman Trophy announcement last month. As Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel’s name — and not Te’o’s — was called at the presentation of the 78th Heisman Trophy in New York, “I just felt that burn,” Te’o said. “I can’t really describe it." Story »
From the North Shore to South Bend. And now, from South Bend to South Beach. One day and one win from a national championship. Through it all, Manti Te'o has never lost his bearings. Story »

Nolan Tokuda chuckled at the recollection of trying to devise a scheme to counter Manti Te'o's dominance as the centerpiece of the Punahou defense.  Story »

Before the Heisman Trophy consideration, long before a young man from Laie Point lined up at linebacker under the gaze of Touchdown Jesus, there was life on Naupaka Street.  Story »


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