The Register-Guard reported Tuesday that former Punahou defensive end Canton Kaumatule has accepted a medical hardship and will no longer play football at the University of Oregon.
Kaumatule will be permitted to complete his education in Euguene on scholarship. The 6-foot-7, 295-pound sophomore was a Star-Advertiser all-state selection at Punahou.
He played in five games this season and made three tackles and is no longer listed on Oregon’s official football roster.
He’s the second Oregon player from Hawaii forced to retire for medical reasons this season. Moanalua alumnus Ratu Mafileo had to call it quits last month due to a back injury.