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Hoomanawanui set to ride with Blue Angels

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  February 19, 2014 12:42 PM

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File this under fun offseason activities.

Patriots tight end Michael Hoomanawanui will be a guest passenger with the legendary US Navy Blue Angels, the airborne stunt squad that performs shows across the country, in a demonstration to take place March 3 in El Centro, Calif.

"I've been to a lot of places, met a lot of people, and seen a lot of things, but flying in a jet may just top them all," Hoomanawanui said in a press release issued by the Blue Angels. "I am honored to have this opportunity."

Hoomanawanui, who is a free agent, will join another Bloomington, Illinois, native in the air, Blue Angels narrator and VIP pilot Lt. Ryan Chamberlain. Both Hoomanawanui and Chamberlain are graduates of Central Catholic High School in Bloomington.

St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker will also be a celebrity passenger of the Blue Angels.

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