Students from Farrington High’s Friends program attended today’s UH football practice at the grass practice field.
Afterward, the UH coaches and players signed autographs and posed for pictures.
It was a particularly proud time for defensive end Manly “Pumba” Williams, a Farrington graduate.
“It was nice to see them come out here,” Williams said. “I take pride in where I come from, where I grew up. I’m a Kalihi boy. I love it. There was no place I’d rather spend my childhood than Kalihi.”
During practices, Williams wears a white helmet with the Governors’ “G” logo on one side and “Saints” on the other. His uncle and namesake — Manly Williams — is a Saint Louis School graduate who played linebacker at UH.