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Boise State Roster Countdown 2021: Day 75, Kekaniokoa Holomalia-Gonzalez

BYU v Boise State Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images

We have another instance of a double number on the roster. Technically he wears #55 but he shares that honor with Shane Irwin. So we put today’s honoree here to fill gaps and make sure his football story is told. With 75 days until kickoff we have—OL Kekaniokoa Holomalia-Gonzalez

#75 (55), Kekanioka Holomalia-Gonzalez, RS Junior, OL


Height: 6’ 2”

Weight: 302 lbs.

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

How’d he get to the Blue™?

An underrated player (aren’t they all in the grand scheme of things?) hailing out of Mater Dei down in California, Mr. Holomalia-Gonzalez was “only” a two-star rated player. Huh. Idiots. Holomalia-Gonzalez had offers from half the MWC, plus Army and Delaware State. He did a good ending up here.



I was super-impressed with how young this man looked despite being old enough to legally consume alcohol if he chose to. Then I realized Boise State has been using the same picture since 2019. I had this nickname thought up before I dug a little more. Decided to just stick with it.


Doesn’t he look like a young Ken Tanaka?

Career Highlights

In a Broncos uniform he’s appeared in 12 games, started seven. He started every game he appeared in last year missing out on Colorado State.

2021 Prospectus

Well he started every game he appeared in last year so that’s going to be good news for his prospects next year. As in, he is going to be the “QB of the line” for the Broncos again. Good. The Broncos are going to need that experience and leadership with the new coaching staff taking the reigns. Just stay healthy, sir.

Is he on Twitter?

Yeppers. And he’s enthusiastic!

Completely made up fact

The average American spends around 42 hours a year stuck in traffic. Holomalia-Gonzalez spends NO time in traffic as he just pushes his way on through.