BREAKING: Boise State football defensive back Kekaula Kaniho is a Wuerffel Trophy semifinalist

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Fifth-year defensive back Kekaula Kaniho was announced as one of 12 semifinalists for the Wuerffel Trophy on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Named after Hall of Fame quarterback Danny Wuerffel, The Wuerffel Trophy was the first major award to honor student athletes that do their part of being a better person on and off the football field. 

During his time at Boise State, Kaniho has become a role model for younger students by visiting local middle and elementary schools and discussing beneficial topics such as healthy lifestyles and good sportsmanship.

Kaniho is also a part of the “Bronco vs. Bullying” anti-bullying campaign.

Over his record-setting 55 career games as a Bronco, Kaniho has managed to get 204 tackles, 24.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, five interceptions, 28 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

The three finalists for the Wuerffel Trophy will be announced on Nov. 23, and the award winner will be announced on Dec. 9, at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN.

The presentation for the award will occur on Feb. 25, 2022, at the 53rd All Sports Association Awards Banquet in Fort Walton Beach.

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