Linebacker High

October 22nd, 2012
By dreardon

I’m pretty sure this is the first time this has happened: Two players from the same Hawaii high school are semifinalists for the Butkus Awards, which go to the nation’s best linebackers at pro, college and high school levels each year.

Isaac Savaiinaea, a Punahou senior, is among 12 semifinalists for the high school award. Buffanblu alumnus Manti Te’o of Notre Dame is among the dozen remaining for the college honor.

Te’o won the high school Butkus Award in 2008 when he was a Punahou senior, and was also a semifinalist for the college honor last year.

Finalists will be announced next month and winners in December.

7 Responses to “Linebacker High”

  1. RobEWA:

    Hope UH can keep Isaako home.


  2. padron:

    Isaac Savaiinaea has aleady committed to Stanford. Hawaii did offer him a scholarship.


  3. Uce#2:

    Interesting also that both are Samoan.


  4. Aiea Warrior:

    BUT NOT Over (Officially Committed) Until National Letter Signing Day in February….

    IF Coaches and/OR Hawai’i Fans can instill how this means Absolutely NOTHING to STANFORD –
    (NO Matter What they “Say”: They’ll Just Sign Another Different Top 200 or 4-Star Player)…

    For Most High Schoolers The Stanford Degree “Might” be Worth Several Hundreds of Thousands MORE to the Signee…
    BUT Because Ultimately Savaiinaea WILL End up in NFL –

    The PAY Will Be The Same…

    However HIS IMPACT In Hawai’i (For ALL Time) could be Endless & Priceless to…

    OVERCOME The Religious Missionary Influence
    That Has Controlled and Limited Hawai’i’s Ascension
    Like An Influenza that saps their “Native /Polynesian Responsibilities”

    FOR THEMSELVES AND THE GREATER GOOD,
    just
    PRAY ON IT ?


  5. Derrick:

    Is St. Louis “Quarterback High”…
    Mariota
    Massoli
    Gesser
    Hao
    Chang
    Arceneaux
    I think so…


  6. Derrick:

    Kahuku = Running back High?
    Santiago
    Heimuli
    Stevenson
    Atuaia
    Alisa
    Wily


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