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Vols Like Hawaiian Lineman

Micah Kia

Tennessee is returning to paradise in pursuit of Hawaii's leading export after sugar and pineapples — grade A linemen.

The last two years the Vols have received sterling play on the defensive line from Jesse Mahelona, who hails from Kailuna-Kona. Next year they will see the return of Jonathan Mapu who originally signed with UT in 2002 after earning Parade All-American honors Kahuku High School in the Hawaiian city of the same name. Mapu played in UT's D-line extensively as a true freshman and sophomore before... Recommended Stories