Hard-hitting linebacker, who will look to compete for playing time after redshirting last year ... Is listed fourth on the depth chart at left outside linebacker after spring drills.
REDSHIRT SEASON (2016)
Redshirted his true freshman season.
Picked up three letters and played four years at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Ore. ... Led the Falcons to a 19-3 (.864) record over the past two years, including a 15-1 (.938) mark in league play ... Helped LHS to a 10-1 record and perfect 8-0 conference record as a senior and a 9-2 mark (7-1 league) as a junior ... Was named the Northwest Oregon Conference defensive player of the year as a senior after recording 59 tackles (3.0 TFL), an interception, three fumble recoveries and three defensive scores (according to the Hillsboro Tribune) ... Was a two-time first-team all-state and two-time all-league pick ... Also a Polynesian All-American ... A three-star recruit by Rivals, Scout and 247sports ... Ranked as the top inside linebacker in the state of Oregon and the 13th best in the nation ... Also wrestled and was on the track and field team at Liberty HS.
Kaelin Malosi Charles Himphill was born Jan. 9, 1998, in Hillsboro, Ore. ... Son of Eric Himphill and Michelle Burton ... Chose the Aztecs over numerous offers, including Arizona, Oregon State, Utah, Utah State, West Virginia, Army, Boise State, Eastern Washington, Fresno State, Hawai`i, Montana, Portland State and UC Davis ... Is majoring in business administration with a focus in management.