Colt, 6 other grid heroes graduate UH tomorrow
Seven members of the University of Hawaii football team will graduate tomorrow, including star quarterback Colt Brennan.
Speaking Thursday after practice at Cooke Field, Brennan said he will walk the line and accept his diploma for his degree in communications at the fall commencement ceremonies tomorrow morning at the Stan Sheriff Center.
"It's by far a great feeling," said Brennan, whose family will be coming to town for the ceremonies.
When asked whether graduating with a communications degree means he will be doing the interviews when he is done playing, he replied, "I doubt I'll be a reporter. I don't know what I want to do. It's such a broad field, you can go into business, you can go into anything. I'm just glad to have a degree, and now I'm going to focus on playing football."
As for wide receiver C.J. Hawthorne, who will graduate with a degree in political science, the junior college transfer plans not to attend. "It's still a great accomplishment. It's so exciting that out of seven brothers and sisters, I'll be the only one with a college degree.
"But I feel like I've been here forever," the fifth-year senior said. "Besides, I've got no family here, just my wife and son, and I don't think he can sit still for, like, four hours."
Other football program seniors graduating tomorrow will be defensive linemen Karl Noa and Amani Purcell, offensive linemen Larry Sauafea and Siave Seti, and linebacker Rustin Saole.
Star-Bulletin staff Gary Chun and Jason Kaneshiro contributed to this report.