Quarterback Chevan Cordeiro, running back Miles Reed, defensive back Eugene Ford and safety Khoury Bethley have been named the team captains for the University of Hawaii football team for the 2020 season.
Out of the four captains, Ford is the lone senior of the group.
“Just being here over the past year, understanding how the system works and the guys around me, they’re like brothers now,” Ford said in a Tuesday morning media call. “Coming in, you never know what to expect so just over the years, just growing with some of the guys that have been here, the opportunity is great. Just taking on that role, the way I attack my day is much different as opposed to being an asset to the team, now I have to lead. I have to lead by example or it’s vocal or my actions.”
Reed is a redshirt junior, Bethley is a true juniors and Cordeiro is a redshirt sophomore. Cordeiro enters the 2020 season as the team’s unquestioned starting quarterback. New head coach Todd Graham has also called Cordeiro the leader of the team.
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“It’s an honor,” Cordeiro said. “Just knowing that my teammates believe in me and I believe in them and they have my trust. Just being born in Hawaii and watching Hawaii football, it means a lot. Just playing in front of my family, being in front of the fans, having that stadium rocking when they can come, when it’s safe to come. But again, it’s just an honor.
“I feel like it doesn’t change anything or what I do. I’m a quarterback on the field and I lead the offense. I just basically lead by example, just do the right things and just show by example.”
The Rainbow Warriors are set to begin their 2020 season on Oct. 24 at Fresno State. Kickoff time and television info for the game against the Bulldogs has yet to be announced.