The Warrior Beat

Lee services set; Colt to CFL

February 28th, 2012

The memorial service for Thomas Lee Sr. is set for March 7 at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

He was the father of football coaches Tommy Lee, Ron Lee and Cal Lee. He would have turned 95 on March 8.

Deepest sympathies to the Lee family.

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Colt Brennan called the WB to say he was grateful for the opportunity to continue his football career.  He signed a two-year contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (great name, by the way). He said he is finally healed from the car accident in November 2010.

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This afternoon, the Warriors will be conducting tryouts for football hopefuls.

The combine-like event is limited to undergraduates who already are enrolled at UH-Manoa. The prize is a walk-on berth on the spring roster.

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John Wa‘a's early commitment gives the Warriors three members of the 2011 All-State first team. Running back Steven Lakalaka of Punahou and linebacker Benny Fonua of Kahuku join the Warriors this summer. Wa‘a, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound offensive lineman, will be a Kahuku senior in the fall. Wa‘a has drawn comparisons to UH lineman Dave Lefotu, not just in talent — both are agile and bruising blockers — but in their willingness to make their commitments early. Lefotu, who will be a third-year sophomore in the fall, committed to UH before the start of his senior year at Pearl City.

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Former UH d-lineman Vaughn Meatoga's strong showing at the NFL Scouting Combine gives him some breathing room for next week's UH pro day in Carson, Calif.

After reviews, these are Meatoga's official combine bests:

• 40-yard dash — 4.93 seconds.

• Vertical jump — 30 inches.

• Broad jump — 9 feet.

• L-drill — 7.12 seconds.

• Pro-agility drill — 4.21 seconds

• 225-pound bench press — 27 reps.

He also had a good score on the Wonderlic exam, which isn't surprising. He was named the scholar-athlete at the Warriors' postseason banquet in December. Meatoga most likely can stand on his speed and jumping results to focus on position drills at pro day. Meatoga is projected as an every-down lineman who can play nose tackle, defensive tackle or defensive end.

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Former UH receiver Royce Pollard also has signed up with Beyond Wealth Sports, a sports-representative company. NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia is part of the group. Shane Austin, a former UH quarterback, also inked with Beyond Wealth.

That's Austin (far left), Pollard (third from left), Garcia (third from right) and Pollard's father, Anthony (far right):

Royce, Shane, Jeff, David, Frank, Me

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