Brown Defense Returns Fumble for a Touchdown, Gold Offense Scores on Two of Final Three Possessions
UW This Season: Kamana made a good impression in the spring, returning a fumble 73 yards for a score in the Brown-Gold spring game. He finished as the No. 2 strong safety on the final depth chart.
High School: Kamana was a mid-year signee for the Wyoming Cowboys, who enrolled at UW in January 2013. He came to Wyoming from the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School at West Point. Kamana spent the 2012 fall semester at West Point Prep after graduating from Punahou High School in Honolulu, Hawai'i, in the spring of 2012. In his senior season of 2011, he earned Third Team All-State honors as a safety and First Team All-Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) accolades. As a team captain, he helped lead Punahou High to an 11-3 record and an appearance in the state championship game where Punahou High finished as the state runner-up. He captained his high school track and field team his sophomore, junior and senior years. His high school track and field team won the state team titles his sophomore and junior seasons and placed third his senior year. As a sophomore, he was part of the 4-by-400 and 4-by-100-meter state championship relay teams. The 4-by-100 team set a state record. As a junior, he once again was a member of the state champion 4-by-400-meter relay squad, and he placed fourth in state in the 200 meters. As a senior, he was part of the state championship 4-by-400-meter relay team. He played for head football coach Kale Ane.
Personal: Born Aug. 15, 1994, he is one of four children of Heidi and Carter Kamana. His father, Carter, played football at Michigan State. His grandfather, John Kamana Jr., and uncle, John Kamana III, both played football at USC. Coming out of high school, Kamana was also recruited by Army and Hawai'i. He is undecided on a major at UW.