Defense Wins Monday Morning Practice 50-45, Continues to Experiment With Players at Different Positions
Defense Intercepts Three Passes, and Returns Two for Touchdowns
Competition at Positions Will Continue Throughout Spring Practice and on Into the Fall
Offense Enjoys Big Day, Winning 73 to 23, Sophomore Punter Tim Gleeson Leaves Team
Practices Will be in the Mornings and Open to the Public and Media, Spring Game Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m.
UW This Season: Hala`api`api is slated to be the starter at the buck position on the defense, a linebacker/defensive end position.
2012: Hala'api'api became an immediate contributor as a freshman. He was fifth on the team in tackles with 57 over 12 games. His hard-hitting style led the Cowboys with three forced fumbles, and he added two pass breakups and one fumble recovery. One of his best games of the season came at Idaho, in which he tallied eight tackles, a forced fumble and a pass breakup. He earned his first letter for the Cowboys.
High School: Hala'api'api earned Honorable Mention All-State honors from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser his senior season. He was also named the Oahu Interscholastic Association (OIA) White Conference Defensive Player of the Year his senior season, and was named a First Team OIA linebacker and utility player and a Second Team OIA running back. As a middle linebacker, he tallied 89 tackles, 14 sacks and intercepted five passes in 2011. He also rushed for 229 yards on 46 carries and scored five rushing touchdowns, while catching seven passes for 105 yards. Elected a team captain, he led Kaimuki High to an 8-2 record and the the semifinals of the playoffs. His junior season, Hala'api'api was an Honorable Mention All-State selection, and earned Second Team OIA honors at linebacker, as he was credited with 76 tackles, 15 sacks and intercepted two passes. He rushed for 152 yards on 33 carries and scored four rushing TDs. Hala'api'api also caught five passes for 53 yards. As a team captain his junior season, he was part of a team that finished the season as the Division II state runner-up with a 12-2 record. Hala'api'api was a three-sport athlete at Kaimuki High, lettering each year of high school in football, basketball and track and field. He played for head football coach Clint Onigama.
Personal: Born Nov. 25, 1994, he is the son of Fele and Siaosi Hala'api'api. He has three brothers and one sister. Other schools that recruited him included Colorado, Oregon State, San Diego State and Washington State. He has not declared a major at UW.