#76 Robert Kava
Position: Offensive Guard
Hometown: Malaeimi, American Samoa
High School: Tafuna
Robert Kava Bio
Courtesy: Army Athletic Communications
About Kava: Hard-nosed talent amongst Army's stable of offensive linemen ... versatile athlete with ability to fill myriad of roles ... began West Point career on offensive side of ball ... started at tackle before shifting to more natural guard spot ... enjoyed highly productive spring campaign ... high energy performer ... gritty competitor with great will to win ... solid run-blocker with tireless work ethic ... plays game with mean streak ... improving pass protector ... prototypical team player with selfless attitude ... puts forth great effort on every snap ... expected to battle for playing time behind Seth Reed at right guard position ... could receive additional playing time on special teams.
2009: Appeared in one game ... drew field action during road showing at Iowa State.
2008: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
High School: All-state performer at Tafuna High ... played for head coach Jason Magalei ... first team all-state choice at defensive tackle ... named to West-Side All-Star team ... member of American Samoa All-Star squad as well ... earned additional varsity letter in soccer ... filled midfielder role on pitch.
Personal: Born July 9, 1990 ... given name is Robert Lousiale Kava ... parents' names are Sione Lousiale and Saouila Fanene Lousiale Kava ... father, Sione, retired from U.S. Marines Corps with rank of captain ... maternal grandfather, Siufaga Kaisa Fanene, retired from U.S. Marines Corps with rank of gunnery sergeant ... brother, David, lettered in football at West Point ... graduated from Academy last spring ... Robert enjoys playing the ukulele in spare time ... majoring in American Law and Legal Systems.