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Gary Kama Athlete Profile

#61 Gary Kama

Position: Linebacker Height: 5-11 Weight: 231 Roster Years: 1975-1979 Hometown: Haleiwa, HI


Parents are Peter (sales manager) and Virginia (secretary) Kama of Haleiwa ... wife's name is Cindy ... majoring in communications and recreation. 

Before BYU

High School -  At Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose he won four letters as a quarterback ... won numerous honors ... set 10 school and league passing records, including most touchdown passes(24), best completion percentage (64%), most yards gained (1,600), most TD passes one game (5) ... coached by Walt Arnold (California).

1976 | Sophomore Year

Played majority JV ball ... played behind Rod Wood at middle linebacker. 

1977 | Junior Year

Saw plenty of action behind Rod Wood at middle linebacker ... 74 defensive points  ... scored a safety against Kansas State ... best games were against CSU with four unassisted tackles ad five assisted tackles .. against Arizona he caused a fumble, had a pass deflection and had four tackles. 

1978 | Medical Redshirt Year

Sustained ankle injuries and received a medical redshirt.