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Hula Bowl Alumni making waves in NFL

Over 40 players sign professional football contracts

From the time they are young men first learning the game, every boy’s dream is to play in the NFL.

An invitation to the Hula Bowl is an opportunity for young football stars, to get one step closer to their professional football dreams.

During the week leading up to the game, all 32 NFL teams, as well as scouts and talent managers from the Canadian Football League, and World Wrestling Entertainment industries converge on Hawaii to evaluate possible candidates.

Following the success of the game’s reboot in 2019, over 40 players were able to sign professional football contracts.

For example Niko Lalos who played his college ball in the IVY League at Dartmouth University signed a free agent contract with the New York Giants.

In just his first two starts, he has already been making tremendous impacts for a Giants defense that struggled last season.

Lalos, tallied his first career interception in a 19-17 win against the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 29.

The rookie has showed massive upside, and many in the NFL believe he could also be a long snapper in the NFL for the next 10-15 seasons.

Fellow Hula Bowl alumni, Breiden Fehoko is an athlete with strong ties to the all-star game and Aloha Stadium.

After graduating from Farrington High School, Fehoko’s college career ended with a National Championship trophy.

As a free agent with the San Diego Chargers, Fehoko became a focal point of the HBO produced series Hard Knocks, and has shown earl promise in game action during the 2020 season.

Reggie Gilliam may be one of the biggest success of the Hula Bowl reboot as the former Toledo walk on has already hauled in a touchdown pass as a member of the Buffalo Bills.

With many other former Hula Bowl alumni anxiously awaiting their opportunities for NFL action on Sundays, one thing remains certain.

Hula Bowl alumni are making waves in the league.