HONOLULU, Hawaii – Former Kahuku Red Raider and University of Hawaii running back, Aofaga Wily, is expected to retire from football. Rated as the No. 6 recruit in the 808 by espn.com out of the 2013 graduating class, the former offensive player of the year plans to stop playing on the gridiron due to medical concerns after a concussion last season.
Playing in two games last year as a true freshmen, the La’ie native suffered from ongoing headaches after being diagnosed with the concussion. Wily submitted a petition for his medical retirement following a limited participation in spring training.
The Red Raider alumni was rated as the 87th-best running back nationally by espn.com and was a three-time Honolulu Star-Advertiser all-state first teamer. Wily was also the state’s offensive player of the year in 2012 after leading the state with 1,744 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns while leading Kahuku to an undefeated 12-0 season and their second straight Division I state championship. He rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns against Punahou in the state championship game. Wily finished his career with 4,205 rushing yards, the second most in Hawai’i high school football history and was a three-time all-O’ahu Interscholastic Association Red-East selection.
Wily, who passed Mark Atuaia as Kahuku’s career rushing leader, will still be on full scholarship at UH and it will not count towards the scholarship limit.
UH opens for fall training camp at the end of July.