Hawaii is well represented in the Alliance of American Football league. Consider:
> Benetton Fonua: The Star-Advertiser’s 2011 Defensive Player of the Year and 2012 Kahuku High graduate played in 43 games during his four-season UH career. He’s now a 6-foot, 234-pound linebacker with the Memphis Express.
> Meffy Koloamatangi: The younger brother of Leo Koloamatangi (now with the Detroit Lions), Meffy Koloamatangi had a productive career with the Warriors. He is now a 6-5, 273-pound defensive end for the San Diego Fleet.
> Blake Muir: His time at UH was brief — four semesters — and one of the seasons was spent as a redshirt. But he started all 12 games at left tackle in 2012 before transferring to Baylor. He’s now an offensive guard with the Arizona Hotshots.
> Tom Mason: After serving as interim head coach at SMU following June Jones’ resignation, Mason joined the Warriors as defensive coordinator in 2015. He now coaches linebackers, including Fonua, with the Express.
> Larry Mac Duff: He is best known as the defensive coordinator of Dick Tomey‘s “Desert Swarm” defense at Arizona. But before that, Mac Duff was helping to develop the same concepts as the Warriors’ defensive line coach for three years in the mid-1980s. Mac Duff also doubled as UH’s special teams coordinator. Mac Duff handles both jobs with the Fleet.
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On Sunday, the Philadelphia Phillies signed a spunky outfielder who is not named Bryce Harper.
Johnny Weeks, who finished his UH career last May, signed with the Phillies. He will report to Clearwater, Fla., for extended spring training. He is viewed as being used as a utility player at second third and outfield. He played all three spots during his UH career.