The Paper Chase

Kealoha Pilares and John Estes

Two former Warriors who played professional football — Kealoha Pilares and John Estes — proved there is no time limit on education.

On Saturday afternoon, Pilares earned a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Recreation Science (KRS) and Estes received a master’s in public administration.

Pilares intends to pursue a career in prehab training, a method of building strength and stability to increase agility and decrease injury risks.

Estes, who was a UH graduate assistant the past two seasons, is a volunteer coach at Kamehameha Schools. He also is considering pursuing a doctorate’s degree.


  1. Capt Ron May 13, 2018 3:50 pm

    Congrats to all the graduates!! That’s what it’s really all about.

  2. SteveM May 13, 2018 6:18 pm

    Congrats to Kealoha Pilares and John Estes!

    Mahalo for showing this is the reward one gets for college.

  3. cappie the dog May 13, 2018 8:01 pm

    “Mr. Hart. Here is a dime. Take it. Call your mother and tell her that there is serious doubt about you ever becoming a lawyer.”

    Happy Mothers’ Day!!!

  4. Da Punchbowl Kid May 14, 2018 7:37 am

    Never stop learning. Congrats to both!

  5. Stephen Tsai May 14, 2018 9:03 am

    New post:

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