Warrior Beat: Uahinui earns Hawaii football scholarship

After two years as a scout quarterback, Justin Uahinui was awarded a football scholarship this afternoon. / Photo by Stephen Tsai

It has been quite a week for quarterback Justin Uahinui — and it’s only been two days.

On Monday, Uahinui, a third-year sophomore from Farrington High, was assigned to the primary group of quarterbacks behind Cole McDonald and Chevan Cordeiro. Uahinui had practiced mostly as a scout quarterback the previous two seasons.

This afternoon, Uahinui was awarded a football scholarship.

Head coach Nick Rolovich said Uahinui was deserving because of his development as a player, his camaraderie with teammates, and his humble work ethic.


  1. burro sabio August 13, 2019 9:09 pm

    Ekahi, Ichi, Uno, One, Foist.

    Cha-Ching for Justin! Congrats.

  2. Luki August 13, 2019 10:32 pm

    Congratulations Justin!

  3. Da Punchbowl Kid August 13, 2019 10:56 pm

    Excellent! Congrats to Justin, his proud dad Nui, and all of his ohana! Good call coach!

  4. turfwar August 13, 2019 11:44 pm

    Congrats Justin. When given the chance to prove yourself you didn’t waste the opportunity. Keep grinding young man. You are a great example to others who belive they can play at this level and I’m sure you have many more goals to achieve.

  5. sackkabooya August 13, 2019 11:49 pm

    Ivin Jasper, Shawn Withy-Allen, Inoke Funaki, and Shane Austin all had memorable contributions/moments as 3rd QB’s. Even Moussa’s appearance was much anticipated in “mop-up”. Get ready to be impressed when his chance comes. Congratulations Justin.

  6. Maddog50 August 14, 2019 12:56 am

    Congrats to Justin! Looking forward to being in Honolulu, next week. Can’t wait to see some friends and of course the opener!

  7. A-House August 14, 2019 6:50 am

    well earned scholarships by Padello and Justin — great examples of hard work on and off the field!

  8. ahinalu August 14, 2019 8:34 am

    Good Things Happen To Good People.

  9. GovernorTeacher August 14, 2019 9:24 am

    Way to go, Justin!

  10. ai-eee-soos August 14, 2019 10:31 am

    Congratulations to Justin Uahiniu.

    In case you missed this …


  11. ai-eee-soos August 14, 2019 12:08 pm

    from yesterday’s Hawaii News Now …

    JoJo Ward named to Earl Campbell’s Award Watch List.


  12. H-Man August 14, 2019 1:44 pm

    Re: Hekili Keliiliki. Just read this on the Hawaii Athletics’ (UH) site – “Keliiliki, who is a Hawaiian descent, went to high school in Arkansas and is fluent in Mandarin after serving a two-year mission in Brisbane, Australia.” Interesting to find out how, by going to Brisbane, Australia, Hekili became fluent in Mandarin.

  13. burro sabio August 14, 2019 1:57 pm

    Too bad ST is not related to Joseph Tsai.

    Or is he???

  14. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2019 7:07 pm

    New post: https://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=50611

  15. islandman August 14, 2019 7:07 pm

    Where is Adam Jacobsen heading to ?
    Asst. Coach Benji Taylor is leaving CSUB to Tuskegee as the new HC. But CSUB has a newly promoted Assoc Head Coach already.

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