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Koa Ka'ai
Player Profile:
Koa Ka'ai 773577
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 242
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
City/State: Honolulu, Hawaii
High School: Kamehameha HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Season Stats Career Stats

2015 – His contributions far surpassed any numbers he could have accumulated on the field . . . Took part in four games yet possessed immesurable attributes and work ethic that pushed the program a long way . . . Was denied a reception on the year but came away with the Ducks' Elmer Sahlstrom Award as the team's senior whio maintained an outstanding academic record and demonstrated exemplary attitude and contributions throughout the year.

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.

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, while garnering three stars from, ESPN and … Tabbed as the No. 30 defensive end prospect by ESPN and No. 31 by in the 2011 class … Rated as the 4th-best high school player in Hawaii by … 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.


Pac-12 Academic All-Conference 1st Team

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-5th], at California, 11/10/12