HAWAII GROWN: QB Taamu to start for Ole Miss

Jordan Taamu, a 2015 Pearl City graduate, could be thrust into the starting QB role at Ole Miss. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Jordan Taamu, the former Pearl City star quarterback, stepped into the role of the Ole Miss starting quarterback after Shea Patterson went down with an injury in a 40-24 loss to LSU on Saturday, according to news sources, including the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.

Patterson, a sophomore, tore ligaments in his knee. He leads the SEC in passing yards with 2,259.

Taamu, a 6-foot-2, 212-pound junior who graduated from Pearl City in 2015, has gone 7-for-11 for 78 yards and has rushed six times for 52 yards in three games as Patterson’s backup for the Rebels. He is a transfer from New Mexico Military Institute.

Taamu was the Southwest Junior College Conference player of the year last season. As a starter for Pearl City in 2013 and 2014, Taamu threw for a combined 3,351 yards and 39 TDs and rushed for 595 yards and four TDs.


  1. rrforlifebaby October 23, 2017 9:43 am

    Congrats to this kid. Proving you don’t need to transfer to a high profile school to get to the next level.
    Hard work and perseverance.

  2. coachsean October 23, 2017 9:39 pm


    There you go Jordan! Very proud of you and your accomplishments you have earned throughout PC, JUCO, and now Ole Miss! I know you’re gonna make us Purple Reign Chargers proud! And the state of Hawaii as well!

  3. mayandal October 25, 2017 12:16 am

    Jordan we are so proud of you watching you play this past weekend awesome job we know God is making a move on you and Uncle Al and I are so excited to see and watch you during the football season we will continue to pray for you. We Love ya JT Money lol.

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