The Warriors’ best deep threat — right wideout JoJo Ward — has been invited to play in the new version of the Hula Bowl in January.
Ward leads the UH regulars in yards per catch (14.9). He also has a team-high six catches of 25-plus yards. Seventeen of his 28 receptions have resulted in first downs. Ward has six TD catches.
Hula Bowl director Rich Miano said Ward was an easy choice because of his “ability to run linear. He’s extremely fast. He can get high-option balls. He’s tough over the middle.”
Miano added: “I think he’s a legitimate prospect to continue to play this game. At what level remans to be seen.”
UH rush end Kaimana Padello, right slotback Cedric Byrd and cornerback Rojesterman Farris II were previously extended invitations to the bowl.
The Rainbow Warriors arrived in Boise this morning in advance of Saturday’s game against 14th-ranked Boise State.
The Warriors had a walk-through session this afternoon at a local high school.