Hawaiian Pipeline Part II: Duffy’s Hawaiian Eyes are smiling

PHOTO: The book cover to my proposed children’s book on Duffy Daugherty establishing a Hawaiian Pipeline. My book events and purchase links - Tom Shanahan Report By TOM SHANAHAN Two Hawaii friends who doubled as football stars at rival high schools met at a football training gym hoping to punch college tickets. The scholarships they earned were part of the plan, but they’ve unexpectedly found themselves on symmetrical paths to the Midwest. Their Michigan State intersection is College…

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Part I: Smith re-taps Duffy’s Hawaiian Pipeline with Burnett and Young

PHOTO: Punahou defensive end Kekai Burnett (9) breaks on the snap of the ball while St. Louis offensive tackleRustin Young (73) back pedals into pass protection.  The two friends from rival Honolulu high schools met while working out in the offseason at a football training gym. Now, they're teammates riding Duffy Daugherty's re-tapped Hawaiian Pipeline to Michigan State. By TOM SHANAHAN This sounds counterintuitive, but it’s true. Michigan State’s two football recruits from Hawaii, Kekai Burnett and Rustin…

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Charlie Wedemeyer’s Hall of Fame life and wife get call from Polynesian Football Hall of Fame

PHOTO: Michigan State's Charlie Wedemeyer, who was named posthumously on Dec. 29 to the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2021, with his saintly wife Lucy in 2005 at their alma mater, Punahou School in Honolulu. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Duffy Daugherty grabbed the microphone while mixed among a roomful of NFL icons during Super Bowl XIX week. Michigan State’s College Football Hall of Fame coach, never short on engaging stories to tell,…

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