Spring camp is really the first of the last for Kennedy Tulimasealii. While the senior defensive lineman is looking ahead to his final season in Manoa, he is determined to make every moment count, even months before the Rainbow Warriors first kick off in Australia against Cal.
“I’ve got like 9 months left to make every day count, every moment count,” said Tulimasealii.
When asked about the All-Mountain West selection, head coach Nick Rolovich spoke highly of number 90.
“I don’t know if there’s anyone who loves football more than Kennedy and it’s pretty evident every step he takes over here,” said Rolovich. “I think he’s inspiring the way he practices and the way he plays.”
As a key veteran cog of the d-line, the Waianae graduate hopes his hard-work and passion for the game will motivate some of the team’s younger players.
“You got to help them out and make them better, you got to bring them up to your level because you are as good as your weakest link,” Tulimasealii said. “That’s what I’m trying to do this year, just help everybody up.”
According to defensive line coach Legi Suiaunoa, Tulimasealii leads by example.
“His ability to make a big play for us on any given snap is what the guys know of him, so I think just him walking on the field there’s a huge chance that big plays will be made at some point and they’re going to come from Kennedy,” said Suiaunoa.
Tulimasealii also stated that the energy at this year’s spring camp is unlike any other one he has experienced as a Rainbow Warrior. He believes it is exactly what the ‘Bows need in order to find success in the Fall.
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