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Hau'oli Kikaha

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No. 45 New Orleans Saints
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Place of birth: Laie, Hawaii
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Career information
High school: Kahuku (HI)
College: Washington
NFL draft: 2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44
Career history
Roster status: Unsigned draft pick
Career highlights and awards
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Hau'oli Kikaha is an American football linebacker for the New Orleans Saints.

Early years

Kikaha attended Kahuku High & Intermediate School in Kahuku, Hawaii. He played defensive end and tight end. As a senior he was named Honolulu Star-Bulletin's' defensive player of the year.[1] Kikaha also participated in wrestling and judo at Kahuku, where he was a league champion in judo.

Kikaha was rated as a three-star recruit by[2] In January 2010, he committed to the University of Washington to play college football.[3]

College career

Kikaha played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2010, making seven starts. He finished the season with 49 tackles and three sacks.[4] He started the first four games of his sophomore season in 2011, before tearing his ACL causing him to miss the rest of the season.[5][6] Prior to 2012, Kikaha torn his ACL for a second time, causing him again to miss the season.[7] Kikaha returned in 2013 and started every game for the Huskies. He finished the season with 13 sacks and 70 tackles.[8] As a senior in 2014, Kikaha broke Daniel Te’o-Nesheim school career sack record of 30.[9] In 2014 as a result of being named a first-team All-American by the AP, FWAA, AFCA, the Walter Camp Football Foundation and The Sporting News, Kikaha became the sixth unanimous All-American in school history.[10]


Kikaha was known as Hau'oli Jamora before changing his name in 2013.[11][12]


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