While growing up, Campbell High lineman Arona Amosa heard the stories about his father, Amosa Amosa, a former UH lineman.
“I was hoping to make some stories of my own,” said Arona Amosa, who will join the Warriors as a preferred walk-on.
Amosa Amosa said he often told his son about then-UH coach Dick Tomey’s recruiting pitch.
“Coach Tomey showed me (Jesse) Sapolu’s jersey and told me, ‘This is going to be your number when you come to Hawaii,'” the elder Amosa recalled. “I said, ‘I’m in.’ I wore that 76 my whole career.”
And what a career for Amosa Amosa, who now is Campbell’s head coach, a father of eight and a recent grandfather.
Yesterday, UH coach Norm Chow called Amosa Amosa and told him his son’s jersey number will be 76.