2 Warriors return to shine in Tucson - Tucson News Now

2 Warriors return to shine in Tucson

Hawaii senior safety Jalen Rogers helped lead Cienega to the 2011 Division II state championship game (Photos courtesy: Hawaii Athletics) Hawaii senior safety Jalen Rogers helped lead Cienega to the 2011 Division II state championship game (Photos courtesy: Hawaii Athletics)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Two Hawaii Rainbow Warriors to keep an eye on Saturday night when the Mountain West squad enters Arizona Stadium to take on the Wildcats are Makani Kema-Kaleiwahea (#5) and Jalen Rogers (#19).

Kema-Kaleiwahea played two-plus seasons for UA (2012-14) before leaving the program and transferring back to his native Hawaii.

He appeared in 25 games as a Wildcat including all 13 games in 2013 as a backup linebacker and on special teams.

The senior is a married father to his two younger siblings who he adopted after fostering them and three other siblings during his time as a student-athlete in both Tucson and Honolulu.

Kema-Kaleiwahea, then known as Keoni Bush-Loo, had a sack in Arizona’s 2013 AdvoCare V100 Bowl win over Boston College.

Rogers is a senior defensive back who prepped here in Southern Arizona at Cienega High School in Vail.

The three-sport prep star was a member of the 2011 Bobcats team that lost to current Wildcats’ cornerback Davonte Neal and Scottsdale Chaparral in the Division II state championship game.

He currently leads the Warriors in tackles and has one interception.

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