Afusia to join LA KISS; On their own (part 2)

Former UH center Kody Afusia has reached agreement to join the Los Angles KISS of the Arena Football League.

Afusia said he will sign a contract tomorrow.

He played guard and center at UH, but will be used as a center with the KISS. Gene Simmons, front man for the band “Kiss” and a reality TV star, is majority owner of the LA franchise.

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Outside linebacker Jahlani Tavai
Outside linebacker Jahlani Tavai
Quarterback Beau Reilly to slotback Ryan Pasoquen
Quarterback Beau Reilly to slotback Ryan Pasoquen
Linebacker Tevarua Eldridge
Linebacker Tevarua Eldridge

Quarterback Max Wittek
Quarterback Max Wittek
Cornerback Jalen Rogers soars to knock down pass
Cornerback Jalen Rogers soars to knock down pass
Running back Paul Harris and quarterback Max Wittek
Running back Paul Harris and quarterback Max Wittek
Outside linebacker Jeremy Castro
Outside linebacker Jeremy Castro
Quarterback Aaron Zwahlen
Quarterback Aaron Zwahlen

Right wideout Ammon Barker
Right wideout Ammon Barker
Slotback Quinton Pedroza
Slotback Quinton Pedroza
Outside linebacker Lance Williams with the pick
Outside linebacker Lance Williams with the pick


  1. jimmy the lock July 13, 2015 10:37 am

    Part 2 is in the house. Trilogy?

  2. jimmy the lock July 13, 2015 10:40 am

    Keeping the dream alive, congrats Afusia!

  3. Stephen Tsai July 13, 2015 10:43 am

    If the KISS win a championship, do they get a tongue ring?

  4. SteveM July 13, 2015 10:48 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Nice photos, ST!

  5. SteveM July 13, 2015 10:52 am

    Wow…11 minutes between the first post and mine 🙁
    Something on my end is slow– and it could be on either side of the keyboard…

    Best wishes for Kody Afusia!

  6. H-man July 13, 2015 10:53 am

    Good news about Kody. Maybe next stop CFL or NFL. Keep the dream going. Ammon Barker might just have a breakout year. Can’t wait till fall camp to see how much the QBs have progressed.

  7. Hilo-Warrior July 13, 2015 12:21 pm

    A break out yeat for Barker would be nice. But a break out season from the entire would be even better.

  8. Hilo-Warrior July 13, 2015 12:27 pm

    Good news for Kody. Hopefully the San Antonio Talons come back from their financial woes with the previous owner and we see Ray Hisatake back here.

  9. 3-Prong July 13, 2015 12:55 pm

    ST: any chance is getting some short clips that highlight the various qbs throwing to receivers.

  10. Da Punchbowl Kid July 13, 2015 1:12 pm

    Big pics… awesome! The “ball in the air” action stuff is great. The blog host’s skills in photography rises with the Warriors.


  11. Da Punchbowl Kid July 13, 2015 1:16 pm

    Go get ’em Kody. Good luck!

  12. Warrior Dave July 13, 2015 1:22 pm

    Best set of pics ever ST. So clear. Thank you.

  13. ponojr July 13, 2015 1:26 pm

    ST – is Zwahlen throwing the ball well in these workouts?

  14. SteveM July 13, 2015 3:40 pm

    Planning to attend (even tentatively) a UH football road game this year?
    Please email me or post here on the blog to be listed in this year’s Tsai-ko logistics and get-together planner info.

    Only blog names are listed and I will group email a week or two before the actual game so you may optionally share plans/real names/cell phones numbers among yourselves. So make sure I have your email if you want to be found. We are at Vegas this year and the number of those who want to be seen seems low, but I hear Akamai Okole might have a Tsai-ko pah-tay up his sleeve. Might. 🙂

  15. Ipu Man July 13, 2015 4:37 pm

    Since no coaches, these guys ought to head for the beach and
    practice their stuff in knee deep water. 🙂

  16. paintslinger July 13, 2015 5:04 pm

    Im anxious to see Paul Harris carry the ball. Watched his tape, the guy is the real deal.

  17. Da Punchbowl Kid July 13, 2015 5:35 pm

    #3 – They’ll rock and roll all night and party every day.

  18. 3-Prong July 13, 2015 5:50 pm

    #17 eh DPK, reminded me of the KISS concert in the HIC (Blaisdell) in the 70’s. Sat in the 3rd row in front of the dang speakers! Was still muffled the next day. Proud owner of hearing aids today….hehe

  19. Da Puncbowl Kid July 13, 2015 7:20 pm

    You and me both, 3-prong. 😉

  20. 3-Prong July 13, 2015 7:45 pm

    Wachu said DPK?

  21. oneseason July 13, 2015 8:42 pm

    John Oliver’s commentary on Pro stadiums built with public money was very informative and entertaining.

  22. Hossana July 13, 2015 10:09 pm

    ha..ha…the L.A. Kiss is the laughing stock in arena football. They were featured on reality tv last year and I see from this year’s team performance they are worse than they were last year. Signing with the L.A. Kiss is a kiss of death. No more and no less.

  23. kauaianstyle July 14, 2015 4:14 am

    @22 They LA KISS may be bad, but they have a steady flow of offensive linemen moving onto the NFL. Look at the bigger picture brah.

  24. Shoko July 14, 2015 7:01 am

    Yep, they’re struggling this season but its still a good way to get a foot through the NFL door. Their center, Joe Madsen, was picked up by the Packers earlier this year and assigned to the practice squad. Unfortunately, he was released a few months ago and back with the KISS.

  25. Ipu Man July 14, 2015 7:41 am

    Are not the NFL pre-season games in July?

  26. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2015 9:52 am

    New post:

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