The offensive lineman talks about practice and Saturday's game against Tulane.
About Kava: Steady backup on the offensive front ... completed spring drills listed as reserve at right guard.
2010: Appeared in one game ... made his season debut versus VMI.
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 in 2010 ... Robert enjoys playing the ukulele in spare time ... majoring in American Law and Legal Systems.