November 19, 2009

Catching up with Joe Halahuni

When one talks about the many different weapons of the potent Beavers offense, the obvious players who are first mentioned are the Rodgers Brothers, then quarterback Sean Canfield. One player that is quickly making a name for himself though is sophomore tight end, Joe Halahuni.

Prior to the season starting, BeaverBlitz had an opportunity to talk with Halahuni about whether or not he would be more involved in the passing game.

"We have a very experienced group right now and we should be a lot more involved in the passing game due to that," Halahuni said. "We know about the offense and how to run it. It's a lot easier for us, it's not like we're freshmen coming in and having to learn it. So I definitely think we'll benefit from that."

The redshirt sophomore tight end has definitely fulfilled that prediction and has emerged as a focal point of the offense the past few weeks, exploding for huge games at USC and Cal. In those two games alone, Halahuni caught 15 balls for 255 yards, bringing his totals for the year to 28 catches and 418 yards.

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