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Union graduate Lincoln Victor leaving Hawaii to enter transfer portal

Former all-state player was a receiver/returner for Rainbow Warriors

By , Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
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Union High School graduate Lincoln Victor has announced his plans to leave the University of Hawaii and enter the transfer portal.

Victor was the 2018 Associated Press high school state player of the year after leading Union to the Class 4A state championship. He has spent the past two seasons at Hawaii.

“I have remained off social media during this process to make the right decision that best fits me as an athlete,” Victor posted on social media Monday. “I am excited for this next chapter in my life. With that being said, I will be entering the transfer portal for this upcoming year. Please respect my decision. Mahalo. LV.”

Victor appeared in all 12 games last season as a freshman for Hawaii as a receiver and returner. He led the team with 22 kickoff returns for 494 yards. He caught 10 passes for 86 yards and three touchdowns and rushed twice for 49 yards.

During the abbreviated 2020 season, he appeared in five games, catching two passes for 17 yards and returned just one kickoff for 17 yards. Hawaii will play Houston in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 24. Victor is no longer listed on the team’s roster.

“Thank you for the endless support these past two seasons, on and off the field,” Victor said in his post. “It has been one to remember. I’d like to thank the University of Hawaii for giving me an opportunity to continue my athletic and academic career. … To my brothers (on the UH team), it’s difficult to leave a culture like no other, one that will always be close to me. The real ones understand the true meaning of Hawaii football, and that will stand with me forever.”

Victor was born in Maui and moved to Vancouver when he was four. Still, his Hawaiian heritage remained a big part of his life and source of pride.

“To the people of Hawaii, I am forever grateful for the passion you guys pour into our program,” Victor said. “It has not only taught us the true meaning of Aloha, but has welcomed in multiple people from all (different) places around the world.”

Victor passed for more than 2,498 yards and 25 touchdowns during his senior year at Union in 2018. He also rushed for 796 yards and 10 touchdowns, despite missing 2.5 games with an injury. He was selected the Associated Press state player of the year for all classifications.

“Special thanks to the people who have helped me in any way along my journey,” Victor said. “This is only the beginning.”

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