|High School:||Kamehameha HS|
2014 – Provided experienced insurance for the Ducks, especially during the final third of the season after losing their starting tight end to injuries . . . Appeared in four games as a reserve, with three of his appearances occurring in the final five contests . . . Took part in a season-high 12 snaps vs. Wyoming before stepping onto the field against Colorado, Oregon State and in the Pac-12 Championship Game.
2013 — Returned to the offensive side of the ball after filling in along the defensive front a year ago . . . The tight end and special teams contributor was held without a catch in six appearances, including nine snaps at Colorado and vs. Utah . . . Caught one pass for 11 yards in the 2014 Spring Game.
2012 — Appeared in 11 of 13 games while earning distinction as one of few Oregon players in recent years to play on both sides of the football in the same season . . . Switched from defensive line to tight end at start of fall camp and proceeded to start there vs. Tennessee Tech … Made the most of the opportunity, catching only two passes of the year for 18 yards against the Golden Eagles . . . Also added one special teams tackle . . . Returned to defensive trenches for several games late in the season when depth was thinning, contributing three tackles in win over California . . . Took part in season-high 45 snaps in opener against Arkansas State and 33 to end the regular season at Oregon State.
2011 — Defensive scout team player of the week for prep work ahead of team’s win at Washington.
BEFORE OREGON — Lettered in football, basketball and track & field while attending Kamehameha Schools Kapalama in Honolulu … A four-star recruit by Scout.com, while garnering three stars from Rivals.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com … Tabbed as the No. 30 defensive end prospect by ESPN and No. 31 by Scout.com in the 2011 class … Rated as the 4th-best high school player in Hawaii by Rivals.com … As a senior, earned first-team All-State and All-Interscholastic League Honolulu honors … Selected to the All-State third team as a junior in 2009 while leading the Warriors to a state championship under head coach David Stant … Named the Most Outstanding Defensive End in the Just Win Maui Combine in 2009 … Won the shot put at the ILH meet and placed second in the event at the state championships, where he tossed 53-09.00 … Was also part of a state championship basketball team in 2009.
PERSONAL — Born Lake Keawekoaikamakaokalani Ka’ai on in Aiea, Hawaii. Parents: Bill and Pua Ka’ai. Family: One brother. High School (Coach): Kamehameha (David Stant), 2011: Major: Continuing Education Program.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Pac-12 Academic All-Conference 1st Team
KA'AI'S CAREER BESTS
Receptions: 2, Tennessee Tech, 09/15/12
Receiving yards: 18, Tennessee Tech, 09/15/12 (2 receptions)
Long reception: 13, Tennessee Tech, 09/15/12
All-purpose yards: 18, Tennessee Tech, 09/15/12
Tackles: 3, at California, 11/10/12 (2-1)
Fumbles forced: 1 [t-6th], at California, 11/10/12