Mariota speaks on 2019 Polynesian Bowl, Titans future and the rise of Polynesian football

Mariota speaks on 2019 Polynesian Bowl, Titans future and the rise of Polynesian football

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - During his Heisman Trophy speech back in 2014, Current Tennessee Titans quarterback and Hawaii native Marcus Mariota spoke about the passing of the torch to younger generations of Polynesian football players.

Tonight at the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Celebration Dinner at the Sheraton Waikiki, Mariota sat down with reporters from various media outlets and spoke about the strength of Polynesian football and how the growth of the Polynesian Bowl translates to players of Polynesian descent prospering all over the country.

From the Pac-12 to the SEC and beyond, Polynesian football players have left their mark on the collegiate football scene over the past few years, and Mariota couldn’t be anymore proud.

“Its special because you see it continue to grow and you see some of the light in these kids eyes and that’s all you really wanted to do was provide just an opportunity for them to see they can achieve their dreams and they can do what we’ve done and hopefully more," he said.

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