Vai Sikahema, Brigham Young University Hall of Fame athlete and WCAU NBC Philadelphia sports anchor, will speak at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 in the Marriott Center at a BYU campus devotional.
Live broadcasts of the devotional will be available on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYU-Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Radio and byubroadcasting.org, as well as on campus in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium and the Varsity Theater in the Wilkinson Student Center.
Rebroadcasts will be Sunday, Oct. 24, on KBYU-TV at 6 a.m., BYU Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., KBYU-FM at 8 p.m., and BYU Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.. Audio Archives will be available at www.byubroadcasting.org.
As a native of Nuku'Alofa, Tonga, Sikahema played college football for BYU while earning his degree in communications. In 1984, Sikahema was drafted into the National Football League, where he spent more than eight years. During that time, Sikahema set the record for the most punt returns and twice made it to the All-Pro team.
While playing for the Phoenix Cardinals, Sikahema began his career as a sports reporter. When Sikahema retired from the Philadelphia Eagles in 1994, he became the sports director and anchor for WCAU NBC 10 News in Philadelphia.
Writer: Devin Knighton