A player that exemplifies work ethic and effort, Kikaha earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors (and first-team academic honors) for his work for the Washington Huskies in 2013. He enters 2014 on the preseason watch list for the Bednarik Award and more Pac-12 honors. At 6-3, 250 pounds, he is a hybrid DE-LB, but uses better-than-advertised strength and outstanding speed to find the quarterback, as evidenced by his 13 sacks in 2013. Another campaign like last year’s and he’ll be in the running for national honors in 2014.
A star at Kahuku High in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2009, he was named the state’s Defensive Player of the Year by one island publication and co-defensive POY by another. He was ranked the No. 97 defensive end in the nation coming out of high school, as well as the No. 4 overall prospect from Hawaii.
Kikaha played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2010, including starts in the team’s final seven games. Had 49 total tackles, including eight for loss. He would start the first four games in 2011 before a knee injury put him on the shelf. He would lose the 2012 season to a fall camp knee injury.
Kikaha came back strong in 2013. Finally healthy at last, he fought his way into the starting lineup and would record 13 sacks, second most in Husky history, as well as 70 total tackles.
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