Kealakehe graduate Peni Vea named All-Mountain West honorable mention


UNLV strong safety and Kealakehe graduate Peni Vea was named to the All-Mountain West Honorable Mention list, announced by the conference Tuesday.

Vea led the Rebels with 97 tackles, which included three impressive double-digit tackle performances against Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. Vea also recorded two interceptions and broke up two passes during the 12-game regular season.

While at Kealakehe, Vea was an all-state third team selection and the BIIF Defensive Player of the Year his senior season. Vea also garnered first-team All-BIIF honors his junior year and lettered in volleyball and basketball.

UNLV (7-5) will face North Texas (8-4) on Jan. 1 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. It is the first bowl game since 2000 for the Rebels.

Frazier finally enters College Hall of Fame

NEW YORK — Tommie Frazier waited a couple of years longer than many Nebraska fans felt was appropriate to get into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Being snubbed didn’t bother Touchdown Tommie. He’s just glad the call finally came and that so many appreciated his play.

Frazier is one of 12 former players who were to be inducted by the National Football Foundation in the College Hall of Fame on Tuesday night in New York.

Also among the inductees were Heisman Trophy winners Vinny Testaverde, Danny Wuerffel and Ron Dayne and former coaches Wayne Hardin of Temple and Navy and Bill McCartney of Colorado.

Frazier guided the Cornhuskers to back-to-back national championships in 1994 and ’95 and played a year in the Canadian Football League. He was selected for Hall of Fame induction in the third year he was eligible.

By wire sources