Former University of Hawaii linebacker Makani Kema-Kaleiwahea today signed a one-year contract with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.
“It’s a dream come true,” said Kema-Kaleiwahea, who completed his UH career in December 2016 and played in football leagues in Germany and Japan since. “I went around the entire world to get this opportunity.”
Kema-Kaleiwahea recently participated in The Spring League, a developmental and scouting event in Austin, Texas. Former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel also was a participant. At The Spring League workouts, Kema-Kaleiwahea met with scouts from the Oakland Raiders.