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The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

Aveni Leung-Wai had to put in two years at a junior college before getting the chance to play at BYU. Now its the Cougars turn to sit tight while Leung-Wai embarks on an LDS mission. When the talented linebacker finally suits up in BYU blue, four years will have passed since he left his home in Aiea, Hawaii.

It takes more than exceptional athletic ability to play Division I football. As BYU commit Aveni Leung-Wai found out, it also takes effort in the classroom. The Aiea High School linebacker drew the attention of several strong college football programs with his on-field exploits. Unfortunately, he also drove those college suitors away with his poor academic performance. "I had a few schools...

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