We got ourselves our own flyin Hawaiian!
TIGER-CATS SIGN WR KEALOHA PILARES
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club announced today the team has signed international wide receiver Kealoha Pilares (KAY-ah-low-hah pih-LAHR-us).
[b]Pilares, 27, was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round, 132nd overall, in the 2011 National Football League Draft. From 2011 to 2012, the 5-11, 200-pound wide receiver appeared in 20 games with the Panthers, posting two receptions for 42 yards and one receiving touchdown. He also recorded one carry for 17 rushing yards and had 806 yards on 32 kick returns (25.2 average), including a franchise record 101-yard kick return for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions on November 20, 2011. Pilares missed the 2013 NFL season due to injury, attended Carolina’s training camp in 2014 and was released on August 25.
The native of Honolulu, Hawaii, suited up in 47 games at the University of Hawaii from 2007 to 2010, registering 209 receptions for 2,491 yards and 22 touchdowns. Pilares added 125 rushing attempts for 701 yards and eight touchdowns, while also accumulating 156 kick return yards on seven attempts (22.3 average). During his senior year in 2010, he was named to the second-team all-WAC, ranked seventh nationally with 100.5 receiving yards per game and 13th in receptions per game at 6.8, was named to the ESPN CoSIDA Academic All-America first team, and finished with 1,306 receiving yards which was the fifth highest single-season total in school history.[/b]