Star-Bulletin Sports

Friday, September 3, 1999

R A I N B O W _ F O O T B A L L

University of Hawaii Football
1999 season preview


Graphics By Kip Aoki, Star-Bulletin

Probable starter listed first. Lineup subject to change.

Quarterback: Usually a pocket passer who tries to get ball away quickly. He could pass as many as 40 times a game. It helps to be tall and strong-armed.

 9	Dan Robinson	6-4	219	Sr.
12	Mike Harrison	6-1	206	Fr.
16	Josh Skinner	6-1	198	Sr.

Center: Quarterback of offensive linemen. Often calls the blocking schemes, depending on what play is called against what defense.

74	Dustin Owen	6-2	307	Sr.
60	Lyle Castro	5-10	267	Fr.

Fullback: The ultimate decoy. Used as a blocker and a receiver more often than not, when a rushing play is called, it usually means big yardage.

 5	Afatia Thompson	5-10	212	So.
20	Avion Weaver	5-10	221	Jr.
25	Robert Grant	6-0	186	So.

Right offensive tackle: This is the side most teams like to run the football. Needs to be top run blocker.

71	Kaulana Noa	6-5	316	Sr.
76	Manly Kanoa	6-4	313	So.

Right offensive guard: He can be called to help double team with center or block straight up against pass and run.

76	Manly Kanoa	6-4	313	So.
65	Vince Manuwai	6-2	249	Fr.

Right slotback: Can run slant or sideline routes. Can even run layered routes underneath those run by wideout.

 2	Craig Stutzmann	5-10	189	So.
86	Jamal Garland	5-9	172	So.
87	John Kirby	6-3	183	Sr.

Right wide receiver: Usually a tall, speedy type, who can go deep and stretch out for the football. The defender must watch for fade routes whenever near the end zone.

 8	Ashley Lelie	6-3	175	Fr.
19	Scott Sims	5-11	166	Jr.
80	Attrice Brooks	6-4	198	Jr.

Left offensive tackle: Tries to seal perimeter on run plays. Also is the key blocker to protect quarterback's blind side.

63	Adrian Klemm	6-4	312	Sr.
53	Lui Fuata	6-2	306	Fr.

Left offensive guard: Often used in a double team with the center on running plays. Against the pass, job is to keep pressure from coming up the middle.

68	Andy Phillips	6-4	326	Sr.
53	Lui Fuata	6-2	306	Fr.

Left slotback: Usually involved in quick hitters off slants down the middle. He also can try to rub the defender on square outs when wideout is running post pattern.
84	Ryan Gray	6-2	197	Sr.
85	Channon Harris	5-8	152	So.
  4	Ricky Lumford	5-7	176	Jr.

Left wide receiver: Often runs quick outs or slants to set up the long fade and post patterns.

 3	Dwight Carter	5-10	181	Sr.
83	Justin Colbert	5-7	153	Fr.
81	Neal Gossett	5-10	178	Fr.

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