Tomorrow’s ESPN Honolulu “Fan Friday” will also be a “Flashback Friday,” as Dave Kawada’s special guest will be former University of Hawaii football standout Michael Carter.
Carter, who played for UH from 1990 to 1993, was a dual-threat QB who spearheaded the Rainbow Warriors’ “spread offense” under Bob Wagner’s tenure as head coach. He is the only player in program history to record 1,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in the same season. Carter accomplished this feat in the 1991 season (1,172 passing yards, 1,092 rushing yards). He remains No. 3 on the school’s career rushing list (2,528), No. 15 on the career passing list (3,504) and No. 6 in total offense (6,032).
In 1992, Carter led the Rainbow Warriors to an 11-2 record, winning a share of the Western Athletic Conference title for the first time in school history. That season culminated in a Holiday Bowl victory over Illinois, 27-17, at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego. Carter was named the game’s Offensive MVP after putting up 115 passing yards and 105 rushing yards. His 53-yard TD pass to Darrick Branch in the fourth quarter clinched the historic win for Hawaii.
Be sure to catch this Zoom interview tomorrow (Friday) on our ESPN Honolulu Facebook page. It will be available for viewing starting at 10:00 a.m.