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Boise State roster countdown 2018: Day 10, Kekoa Nawahine

NCAA Football: Mountain West Championship-Fresno State at Boise State Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Just a week and a half left. We are thisclose to getting to single digit watch. We are now down to 10 days and it’s—Kekoa Nawahine

#10, Kekoa Nawahine, Junior, Safety


Height: 6’ 2”

Weight: 207

High School: Rocky Mountain High School, Meridian, ID

How’d he get to The BlueTM?

Nawahine came out of Rocky Mountain HS in Meridian (spring 2014). The Broncos were the only real offer he had (with some mild interest from BYU). He even flirted with skipping his mission to play right away. With the new coaches, that whole thing can be scary. But he decided to still go on his mission and came back to his spot as promised. Which is great for everyone because he proceeded to wreck folks.



Just check his twitter handle.


Bryan Greenberg

Career highlights

Mr. Nawahine started off pretty tame his freshman year. He appeared in all 12 games a freshman, had 21 tackles and broke up two passes.

His sophomore year is where he ‘sploded on the scene. He started all 14 games, had 108 tackles, three interceptions, and recovered a fumble. To cap off a pretty awesome sophomore year, he was named to the All-MWC Second Team.

2018 Prospectus

We can only assume that we can expect an exponential jump from year-to-year in Nawahine’s production. He went from 21 tackles to 108 in his freshman to sophomore years. So I expect around the neighborhood of 500 tackles. Three interceptions should jump to nine. All-MWC Second Team to MWC Hall of Famer before he even graduates. That’s how math works, right?

If so, he’s... going to be busy.

Realistically speaking he will be busy, but he’s going to be a known commodity. Known for being in the right place in the right time and taking possessions away from the opposing offense. So I fully expect his interceptions to be a ‘pedestrian’ one or two. QBs should know not to throw his way. I just hope they are foolish enough to test him. Because that will be the most hilarious thing ever. And Nawahine will laugh all the way to the bank—err—endzone.

He was second on the team last year in tackles (second to some random dude). Which means that the production has to move somewhere. And who is to say it doesn’t shift, at least somewhat, to Nawahine? Nawahine is going to be wrecking fools and it will be glorious.

Is he on Twitter?

He does the twitter thing.

Completely made up fact

A coyote can hear a mouse under a foot of snow. Kekoa Nawahine can see a QB throwing him a football three plays in advance.