Heun gets reps in backfield (Football)
When Anchorage’s Jake Heun was at City College of San Francisco he played both sides of the ball as a linebacker and short-yardage fullback.
Now at the University of Hawaii, Heun has been used strictly on defense.
But that changed this week with the 6-foot-2, 225-pounder getting reps in the backfield at practice.
“It might be a one-week thing, but I got to hang out with the offensive guys,” Heun told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Heun, of Palmer High fame, was asked to workout at running back to give the regulars a rest. He was used primarily as a blocking back.
But Heun, who still will be used as a middle linebacker, said he is ready to chip in on offense.
“I keep telling Rolo to give me the ball,” Heun told the newspaper, referring to offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich.
Rolovich said: “He’s a vocal leader. He’s intense and competitive, and he wants to win. That’s how he was in junior college. People respect him here.”
The 6-2 Hawaii Warriors host the University of Idaho and Anchorage receiver Daniel Hardy on homecoming Saturday.