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Walter Kahaiali'i Athlete Profile

#71 Walter Kahaiali'i

Position: Offensive Line Height: 6-3 Weight: 325 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2006-2007 | 2010-2011 Hometown: Lahaina, HI Last School: Kamehameha-Maui High School


  • Parents are Rosanamaria and Motu Leita Maile
  • Served in the Australia Melbourne Mission for the LDS Church
  • Majoring in exercise and wellness
  • Recruited by Weber State, UNLV, Oregon and San Diego State

Before BYU

  • Played offensive line in high school
  • Projected to play offensive line at BYU
  • Named third-team all-state
  • Earned first-team All-Maui Interscholastic League honors
  • Helped lead team to Maui Interscholastic League Division Title his senior year

2007 | Freshman Year

  • Saw action in 11 games as a redshirt freshman
  • Backed up first-team All-MWC left guard Ray Feinga

2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Played in 8 games
  • Helped BYU rank No. 3 in MWC and No. 42 nationally averaging 168.1 rushing yards per game
  • Helped BYU rank No. 3 in MWC and No. 34 nationally with 283 first downs
  • Helped BYU rank No. 4 in MWC (No. 1 in MWC games) and No. 21 nationally with 46.2 third-down conversion percentage, including a 12-of-13 (.923) day against CSU
  • Helped BYU rank No. 2 in MWC and No. 15 nationally with 88.0 red zone percentage
  • Helped BYU achieve seven 200-yard rushing games this season, the most for BYU since 2001, including an average of 198.5 yards in eight MWC games
  • Helped BYU hold opponents to zero sacks in four games and two or fewer in 11 games

2011 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Played in all 13 games
  • Played on offensive line, blocked for punts and field goals
  • Helped BYU rank No. 5 in third-down conversions (51.31 percent)
  • Part of offensive line that blocked for 160.31 rushing yards per game and five games over 200 yards
  • Offensive line No. 9 in tackles for loss allowed per game (4.31) and No. 24 in total sacks allowed (17.0)
  • Part of a offensive line that allowed zero sacks in five games and two or fewer in 10 games