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  Kepa Gaison
Kepa Gaison

Player Profile
Hometown:
Kaneohe, Hawaii

High School:
The Kamehameha School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 220

Position:
LB

Experience:
3VL

11/06/2008

Utes Remain Perfect, Defeat Frogs 13-10

Utes Remain Perfect, Defeat Frogs 13-10

UTAH: One-time walk-on punter went on to become a starting linebacker ... awarded a scholarship in 2007.

2009-Played in 13 games, starting 10 ... was the first sub in against Air Force, Wyoming and New Mexico ... 44 tackles with 7.0 tackles for loss ... 4.0 sacks ... two pass breakups (Utah State and BYU) ... career-high seven tackles against Louisville and Air Force ... also had 1.5 sacks against Louisville ... five tackles against Wyoming and TCU ... had a 13-yard sack against BYU ... 1.5 sacks for nine yards vs. Cal in the Poinsettia Bowl ... Academic all-MWC.

2008-Played in 11 games ... missed two games (CSU and New Mexico) with a knee injury ... six tackles (five solo) against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl ... also had two sacks for 12 yards against the Tide ... four six-tackle games: Weber State, Oregon State, TCU and Alabama... had a half-sack against TCU ... Academic all-MWC ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2007-Played in 12 games and started one ... 13 tackles included two for loss and a sack ... three tackles and a sack against Brigham Young ... recovered a fumble against New Mexico ... Academic all-MWC.

2006-Played for the scout teams.

2005-Redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: First team all-state in 2004 and a second-team honoree in 2003 ... punted and saw action on the offensive line ... led Kamehameha to the Division I state title in 2004 ... lettered in football, track and soccer ... honor roll.

PERSONAL: Son of Blaine and Donnalei Gaison ... father played safety for the Atlanta Falcons from 1981-84 and later became the athletics director at The Kamehameha School ... two brothers and one sister ... enjoys surfing ... marketing and economics major ... name is pronounced Keppa Guy-son ... full name is Bart-Jonah Iokepa Gaison ... born March 20, 1987.

YEAR	G/GS	UT	AT	TOT	TFL	SACKS
2007	12/1	5	8	13	2.0-10		1.0-9
2008	11/0	15	14	29	2.5-18		2.5-18
2009	13/10	21	23	44	7.0-32		4.0-29
Totals	36/11	41	45	86	11.5-60		7.5-56
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