Bryan Addison Jr. of Junipero Serra High is a 4-star football player who is regarded as one of the top safety recruits in the country.
It should come as no surprise that his father was a hard-hitting safety for the 1992 Rainbow Warriors that went 11-2, capped by the victory over Illinois in the Holiday Bowl. That season, the elder Addison was instrumental in thwarting Air Force’s flex-bone offense in UH’s 6-3 road victory.
“He was a high school quarterback/athlete,” former UH coach Bob Wagner said of the elder Addison. “He was a good athlete, tough, played hard. He was a good guy, good football player.”
Addison also was a first-round pick — second overall — in the first World League of American Football draft in 1995 (following a three-year hiatus).
Also of note, the UH basketball teams of the late 1980s produced some next-generation athletes, such as:
> Roman Andrus is the starting left tackle for Utah State. His father, Alan Andrus, was a starting forward for UH.
> Kaleb Holcomb, a tight end from Ohio, has committed to play for the Air Force Academy. He aspires to be a doctor. His father is Bill Holcomb, a former UH post player.
> George Bento, a rush end from West Centennial High in Florida, amassed 31 tackles for loss this past season. His father is golf pro Arlen Bento Jr., a former UH and Waiakea High forward.
> Tiyana Hallums averaged 3.26 digs per set as a defensive specialist for Gonzaga this past season. Her father is David Halllums.