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Saints News, 6/24/15: For Rookie Hau'oli Kikaha, Judo Was a Prerequisite to Football

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From NOLA.com: "I heard that it was a requirement to have multiple sports before you could join football at our high school in Kahuku," he said. "So I walked into the dojo one day and just said 'I heard we need two sports and I want to join.' And stuck with it ever since."

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