Saint Louis School's Devan Stubblefield told the Warrior Beat he has accepted an offer to play football and baseball for the Rainbow Warriors.
"I've been thinking about this for a while," said Stubblefield, a receiver and outfielder who received the dual offer this summer. "I figured it was time to make a decision. Why not play for the home team?"
Football, which is the larger-revenue sport, will sponsor the scholarship, although Stubblefield has been promised an equal shot at playing baseball.
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Think your job is tough?
Every football practice, a Kapaa High graduate had to go against Niko Noga, perhaps the fiercest and most athletic defensive player in UH football history. Those one-on-one meetings helped the Kauai youngster prepare for games and, eventually, led to a selection in the NFL draft.
Later, he returned to the Garden Island, landing an entry-level job with the island's Department of Public Works Recreation. He worked hard through the years, earning a series of promotions.
In 2008, the Kauai Mayor died, and the former football player won a special election to serve the remaining two years of the term. In 2010, he overwhelmingly won the general election for a four-year term as Kauai's Mayor.
Mayor Bernard Carvalho, a UH and Kapaa High graduate, will be the Rainbow Warriors' honorary captain for Saturday's retro-night game against San Diego State.
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Quarterback Sean Schroeder and running back Joey Iosefa have been named team captains for Saturday's game.