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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Micah Kia UCLA 2011 NFL Prospect
Height / Weight:
6-5 / 321
2010 - Season captain ... Started in five games, two at right tackle (Kansas State, Stanford); two at left tackle (Arizona, USC) and one at tight end (Arizona State) ... Started in the opener at Kansas State and played every snap ... Also played every snap agaisnt Stanford ... Was slowed by an ankle sprain and did not play against Houston or at Texas ... Saw a few snaps of action against Washington State at both tackle spots ... Played several snaps at tight end at Oregon ... Started against Arizona and played the entire game at left tackle ... Played a few snaps at tight end against Oregon State and at Washington ... Started at tight end at Arizona State ... Started and played every offensive snap at left tackle against USC ... Offensive winner of UCLA's Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior..
2009 - Tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in fall camp (Aug. 19) and missed the entire season.
2008 - Saw action in all 12 games with seven starts at three different positions along the offensive line ... Started the Tennessee, BYU and Arizona games at left tackle ... Returned to the starting lineup against Stanford at right tackle ... Started at left tackle at California ... Started at left guard at Arizona St. and versus USC ... Played at least 50 snaps in five of his 12 games.
2007 - He made eight starts at tackle as a true sophomore ... Made the first start of his career in the season opener at Stanford ... Also started against BYU, Utah and Washington ... Came off the bench at Oregon St. and played the entire second half ... Returned to the starting lineup versus Notre Dame and also started against California and Washington St. ... Saw action off the bench versus Arizona, Arizona St., Oregon and USC ... Started and played the whole game in the Las Vegas Bowl against BYU.
2006 - Played in all 13 of UCLA's games, primarily on special teams ... He was a regular on the PAT/FG unit ... Saw time at offensive tackle versus Utah, Stanford and Arizona.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered three seasons at Mililani High School for Coach James Millwood ... Four-star selection by rivals.com ... Four-star selection by scout.com ... Ranked No. 8 among offensive tackles by rivals.com ... Rated No. 1 prospect in Hawaii by rivals.com ... PrepStar All-American ... Orange County Register Fab 15 second team ... Three-time first-team All-Star OIA Red West ... High school team was undefeated in 2003-04 and 2004-05 ... One of 12 Hawaiian recipients of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame scholarship ... Three-time team captain ... Top-three finalist for the state's Gatorade Player of the Year award ... In his junior year, named first-team All-Star OIA Red West and honorable mention All-State ... Named Most Improved Offensive Lineman his sophomore year ... Was on the Honor Roll ... Also volunteered with Special Olympics and a children's ministry.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Micah Kamuela Kia ... Born: June 11, 1988 in Honolulu, HI ... Parents: Malcolm and Wallis Kia ... Has one brother, Aaron ... Dad was an all-state offensive lineman and is an OIA Hall of Fame inductee ... Biggest thrill in sports was receiving a scholarship to play at UCLA ... Famous athlete he patterns his style of play after is the retired NFL defensive end Ma'a Tanuvasa ... Hobbies include boogie boarding and woodwork ... Favorite school subject is Hawaiian history ... Athletics Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2006, Spring 2010 ... Interested in a career in Sports Medicine ... History major.