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Shane Pahukoa

Athlete Ambassador


Football (NFL)



New Orleans Saints (1993-1996)

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Lake Stevens, WA

Career Highlights

Four-year letterman for Washington from 1989 to 1992 and team captain. Won 3 PAC-10 Championship and 1 National Championship while at The University of Washington. Named to the First Team All-Pac 10 Academic team in 1990. He was also selected 2nd Team All-Pac-10 free safety in 1991 and 1992.

Post Career Highlights

"Shane is a 1989 Marysville-Pilchuck High graduate. FOOTBALL: 3-year letterman, and twice All-Conference 1st Team running back & free safety. As a senior, WESCO Player of the Year, Washington All State, Seattle Times All State, and rushed for 1,068 yards & scored 19 TDs. BASKETBALL: 3-year letterman, 2-year starter, and leader of the team to 1987 State 4th place and 1988 State 5th place. As a senior, averaged 11.4 points/game. BASEBALL: 2-year letterman.

At University of Washington (UW), he was one of three true freshman in his class to earn playing time. While there, the team was 39-9. He started 29 games at free safety and was part of a defense considered among the best in PAC 10 history. Shane is one of the most valuable defensive players in Husky history. He was PAC-10 All-Academic 1st Team in 1991 and All PAC-10 2nd Team Free Safety in 1991 & ‘92. That year, UW won the 1992 Rose Bowl (Michigan 34-14) and won the 1991 National Championship.

As a senior, his teammates voted him defensive co-captain. He helped lead the Huskies to a 9-3 record and a 3rd straight Rose Bowl (lost to Michigan, 38-31). He wore a cast all season due to a broken hand but was still 4th on the team with 58 tackles. After the UW, he signed with the New Orleans Saints and played three years as a special teams starter and an occasional starter at free safety. He had a big game against the New England Patriots and Drew Bledsoe, former Washington State QB, making 10 tackles and 2 interceptions.

Other honors include: 1) 1992, Everett Herald Man of the Year in Sports and, 2nd Team All- American by College & Pro Football Newsday, 2) Husky Hall of Fame - member of 1991 National Championship team and, 3) 2005, honored as a HUSKY LEGEND at a Notre Dame vs. Husky game. 4) Inducted into the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame

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The CFL had asked the federal government for a $30-million interest-free loan with the intention of creating a hub city (Winnipeg) to host games with no spectators. But the loan was turned down and the CFL put the brakes on plans for a six-game regular season, followed by playoffs and a Grey Cup.

“I had no idea what was going on with those talks between the CFL and the federal government,” said the offensive lineman for the Calgary Stampeders. “I didn’t know about the final decision but I thought it was going (to be cancelled) just because it took so long. It was inevitable.”
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