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#1 Post by Makai TailG8TAZ » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:43 pm

I'm guessing he attended the Big Mans Camp and the coaches like what they saw. This is what Scout.com is advertising anyway. If not, sorry for jumping the snap.

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#2 Post by Sportsbow » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:53 pm

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BENSON MA'AFALA Image OL, 6-2, 307 lbs.
(Damien Memorial School - Honolulu, HI)
(Offered Scholarship)

ESPN.com profile: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/recruitin ... eason=2009

Rivals.com profile: (2-stars) http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/vi ... _key=85905

Scout.com profile: (2-stars) http://hawaii.scout.com/a.z?s=219&p=8&c=1&nid=3772157

Scout.com article: http://hawaii.scout.com/a.z?s=219&p=9&c ... 2157&fhn=1

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#3 Post by BigWave96744 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:05 pm

Another 2nd Generation player
- Father Benson played under Dick Tomey
- Uncle Nick played under Dick Tomey
- Cousin "Abu" played for Hawaii before transferring to Cal
- Cousin is Raphael Ieru (whose mom is Katarina Maafala)

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- Uncle Roy played for Utah
- Uncle Chris Fuamatu-Maafala played for Utah - > Pittsburg Steelers
- Aunty Tanya Fuamatu-Maafala played Vball for UH Hilo and was one of the top Beach Volleyball players

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#4 Post by bigislandkurt » Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:07 pm

Ben Ma'afala used to lay da wood on the Dline in the Tomey Days.

He was one BAD Ma'afala!

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#5 Post by Kahaluu Imua Warriors » Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:49 pm

"He was one BAD Ma'afala!"

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#6 Post by sl1322 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:32 pm

bigislandkurt wrote:Ben Ma'afala used to lay da wood on the Dline in the Tomey Days.

He was one BAD Ma'afala!

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wasn't he a punter? i thought only nick played dline... :-?

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#7 Post by uhwarriors » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:45 pm

sl1322 wrote:
bigislandkurt wrote:Ben Ma'afala used to lay da wood on the Dline in the Tomey Days.

He was one BAD Ma'afala!

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wasn't he a punter? i thought only nick played dline... :-?
That's what I recall. Benson was a QB in HS and a punter in college.

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#8 Post by PIAA DS » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:40 pm

There is already some competition for Benson. I rec'd 2 calls today. Wanted to say "no, he's going to UH" but of course I cant. Not yet anyway!

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#9 Post by BigWave96744 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:18 pm

uhwarriors wrote:
sl1322 wrote:
bigislandkurt wrote:Ben Ma'afala used to lay da wood on the Dline in the Tomey Days.

He was one BAD Ma'afala!

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wasn't he a punter? i thought only nick played dline... :-?
That's what I recall. Benson was a QB in HS and a punter in college.
In think at McKinley Benson played QB, P, K, KR, PR, and maybe even defense.
If I remember, Benson was an '83 grad

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#10 Post by HK » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:16 pm

FYI for those interested. I found an old article on the Ma`afala family listing all the family members.

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/2001/ ... ews12.html

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#11 Post by Hiloman » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:33 am

Benson came to UH as a junior or senior and was a punter and reserve quarterback. Nick was the the physical specimen but started an early family so he had to work during summers and took a break for a year or so and came back. He was not the same but still got a tryout for a team. I remember him out of mckinley at 240 and 6'2" and running a 4.7 forty and benching over 400 lbs.

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#12 Post by bigislandkurt » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:41 pm

ooops! Sorry. I'm all confused now. Was it Nick Ma'afala on the Dline? That was the bad Ma'afala, I think! haaaa.

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#13 Post by jediwarrior » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:17 pm

bigislandkurt wrote:Ben Ma'afala used to lay da wood on the Dline in the Tomey Days.

He was one BAD Ma'afala!

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#14 Post by Makai TailG8TAZ » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:24 pm

PIAA DS wrote:There is already some competition for Benson. I rec'd 2 calls today. Wanted to say "no, he's going to UH" but of course I cant. Not yet anyway!
I know how you feel.

Good for him though. I hope he gets lots of offers...but of course I hope he accepts UH's offer.

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#15 Post by BigWave96744 » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:06 am

The nickname "one bad ma'afala" was given to Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala...
I think it was Ron McBride who first said it when Chris played for Utah.
Later Chris Berman started saying it on SportsCenter when Chris played for the Steelers

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