Giving student-athletes a boost

From left, Noble Teutau, coach Mosese Tupou, Chezarae Calvi-Ramos, Alan “Ka’ua” Awana, Kahlana Gonzalez-Guzman and Raymond Skillern. These Kealakehe football players will receive $250 each from insurance agent Paul Morgan’s Thursday Night Lights benefit. (Kealakehe Athletics/Courtesy Photo)

State Farm employees Dora Ramirez, Anna White, Paulette Graves, Pam Cheslock and Paul Morgan are organizing benefit tailgates Thursday Night Lights in Kailua-Kona to help student-athletes. (Elizabeth Pitts/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — A former running back at Vanderbilt, Paul Morgan, traded in his football helmet and pads to sell insurance when he arrived in Kailua-Kona. While he is currently an agent with State Farm, Morgan’s love for football and helping student-athletes hasn’t diminished.