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Boise State roster countdown 2020: Day 55, Kekaniokoa Holomalia-Gonzalez

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We are halfway through the 50s. It’s amazing how quickly this is going by. Let’s check in on easily the most difficult name on the roster, #55 Kekaniokoa Holomalia-Gonzalez.

#55, Kekaniokoa Holomalia-Gonzalez, RS Sophomore, OL

Stats

Height: 6’ 2”

Weight: 305 lbs (+15 lbs_

High School: Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana, CA

How’d he get to the Blue™?

Hailing from powerhouse Mater Dei, Koa passed on offers from Hawaii, Army, Air Force and Delaware State to be a Bronco. Not surprisingly, he became a Bronco.

Nickname

“Koa”

Keep it rolling. Nice and short.

Look-a-like

Miguel Cabrera - I think Damien nailed it last year.

Career Highlights

Koa appeared in 5 games for the Broncos on the offensive line, starting against Portland State. He made his collegiate debut as a true freshman against Fresno State in 2018.

He was the #2 ranked center in the state of California on the #1 team in the nation, which finished the 2017 season undefeated and won the CIF State title. This earned Koa a spot on the All-Trinity League First Team Offense. Despite all these accolades, he was rated a 2-star player.

2020 Prospectus

I anticipate Koa to start at center for the Broncos with the graduation of Larson. Only a sophomore, Koa has had some decent playing time and should slide in nicely to the starting role.

I anticipate Donte Harrington to back him up, partly because I also anticipate Harrington to start at right guard. Harrington showed some versatility last season by being able to move around and I think this helps the line out a lot.

As I recall, Koa was brought in to play center, so it make sense to keep him there. All of that being said, our coaches have never been shy to move players around to try things out.

Is he on Twitter?

He’s an eSport fan! NICE!

Completely made up fact

Koa is working on an integrated “live” gaming system. Electrodes are placed on placed on players heads, allowing a “player” to remotely control a live person. It will revolutionize NCAA Football 2020, though he has had a hard time finding volunteers to test the apparatus.