K.O. Kealaluhi Athlete Profile

#3 K.O. Kealaluhi

K.O. Kealaluhi
Position: Wide Receiver Height: 6-0 Weight: 200 Roster Years: 1995-1996 Hometown: Makawao, HI Last School: Grossmont High School

Career Summary

K.O. Kealaluhi transferred to BYU from Grossmont College as an honorable mention All-American. Kealaluhi was named Co-Receiver of Game four times and the Offensive Impact Player of the Year by the BYU coaching staff his senior season. His 46-yard fourth quarter touchdown catch from Steve Sarkisan against Texas A&M was selected by BYU coaches as the play of the year.

Professional

  • Signed as a free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 1997

Personal

  • Born in Maui, Hawai'i
  • Parents are Edmund and Beverly Kealaluhi
  • Married Dawn Vollom in the spring of 1995
  • Majored in recreational management and youth leadership

Before BYU

  • Attended Maui High School in Hawai'i and Rancho Buena Vista High in California
  • Lettered four times in football, three times in soccer and once in track
  • All-conference in football and specialist of the year as a senior
  • Tied a record with 12 catches in one game
  • Honorable mention All-American at Grossmont College in San Diego, California
  • Team captain and team MVP as a sophomore
  • First-team all-conference and second-team all-state
  • Specialist of the year as a freshman


1995 | Junior Year

  • Scored a TD at AFA
  • Four catches for 9 yards at Arizona State
  • Four catches for 76 yards vs. Utah
  • Had five catches for 93 yards, including a 30-yard TD at Fresno State

1996 | Senior Year

  • Selected as offensive impact player of the year by the BYU coaches
  • His 46-yard fourth quarter TD catch from Steve Sarkisian against Texas A&M was selected by the BYU coaches as the play of the year
  • A 28-yard TD catch in the fourth quarter of the Cotton Bowl completed a bookend season
  • Coaches' co-receiver of the game against Texas A&M
  • Also earned that honor against Arkansas State, UNLV and UTEP
  • Had a 69-yard TD vs. Arkansas State
  • Had a 56-yard TD catch, and totaled four catches for 111 yards vs. SMU
  • Had five catches for 77 yards and a TD vs. UTEP, but did not play in the first half because of an injury
  • Scored a TD vs. Rice