Penitito “Kiko” Faalologo gave it the ol’ college try, but although his mind was willing, his body will not allow him to finish out his senior season.
Faalologo had missed the past five games because of a leg issues that will require surgery. He has been noticeably absent during UH’s final week of practice.
Faalologo, who was raised in Samoa, has come a long way since accepting a UH scholarship while on a tour in Texas. He has been used as a linebacker, running back and, eventually, a nose tackle. But the wear and tear proved to be too much.
But Faalologo has had an enjoyable college experience. He earned a degree in family resources last year, and is on track to earning a second degree. He also got married.