After some thought, Inoke Funaki is not ready to make the change.
Funaki would like to keep jersey No. 11, the number he has worn during his entire UH career.
Nickelback Richard Torres, another Kahuku alum, requested Funaki’s No. 11.
In the spring prospectus, released yesterday, Funaki is listed as No. 2 and Torres as No. 11.
They can’t wear the same number because both might be on the field at the same time on special teams.
“I would like to stay with the same number ’til I finish,” Funaki said in a text message.
Each year, there are dozens of number requests. Associate head coach Rich Miano, who coordinates the requests, said that no matter what, he will not give out three numbers: 14, 15 and 32.
Thomas Kaulukukui’s No. 32 is the only jersey officially retired by the Warriors.
NCAA record holders Tim Chang and Colt Brennan wore Nos. 14 and 15, respectively.
“I’ll never give those out,” Miano said.
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There are changes to the third floor (where the football offices are located). New furniture. New trophy case. And a Wall of Fame.
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Happy birthday to WarriorMojo and Ian (Ronnie’s son).