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Polynesian Football Hall of Fame establishes new award

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 Honolulu, HI (July 23, 2014) – The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced today the establishment of the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award, presented by Starwood Hotels and Resorts. It will be awarded annually to the most outstanding Polynesian college football player that epitomizes great ability and integrity.

 The winner of the 2014 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year will be announced on December 9, 2014. Five finalists will be unveiled November 20. The formal presentation will be at the Celebration Dinner during the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend on January 23, 2015.

 “The Polynesian influence and prestige in football is at an all-time high, and rapidly expanding,” said Jesse Sapolu, Chairman and Co-Founder. “This award was established to showcase the immense talent of our Polynesian student-athletes in college football today.”

POLYNESIAN COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2014 WATCH LIST

Player Name

School

Pos

Class

Player Name

School

Pos

Class

Kody Afusia

Hawai'i

OL

Soph

Jaryl Mamea

UCF

DL

Senior

DeForest Buckner

Oregon

DL

Junior

Marcus Mariota

Oregon

QB

Junior

Cyrus Coen

Washington St.

LB

Senior

Nate Orchard

Utah

DL

Senior

Su'a Cravens

USC

S

Soph

Jeremiah Poutasi

Utah

OL

Junior

Ka'imi Fairbairn

UCLA

K

Junior

Sonny Puletasi

Wyoming

DE

Senior

Jake Fely

SDSU

LB

Senior

Sonny Sanitoa

UNLV

DL

Junior

Salamo Fiso

Arizona St

LB

Soph

Ian Seau

Nevada

DE

Junior

Alani Fua

BYU

LB

Senior

Isaac Seumalo

Oregon St

C

Junior

Edward Fusi

BYU

OL

Senior

Danny Shelton

Washington

DT

Senior

Ngalu Fusimalohi

Kansas

OL

Senior

Ronnie Stanley

Notre Dame

OL

Junior

Randall Goforth

UCLA

DB

Junior

Brian Suite

Utah St

S

Senior

Scott Harding

Hawai'i

WR/P

Senior

Christian Tago

San Jose St

LB

Soph

Micah Hatchie

Washington

OL

Senior

John Tavai

USC

LB

Senior

Jeremy Ioane

Boise St

S

Senior

Vi Teofilo

Arizona St

OL

Junior

Joey Iosefa

Hawai'i

RB

Senior

John Timu

Washington

LB

Senior

Solomone Kafu

BYU

OL

Senior

Josh Tupou

Colorado

DL

Junior

Bronson Kaufusi

BYU

LB

Junior

Soma Vainuku

USC

FB

Junior

Hau'oli Kikaha

Washington

LB

Senior

Peni Vea

UNLV

DB

Junior

Sefo Liufau

Colorado

QB

Soph

Psalm Wooching

Washington

LB

Soph

Isaiah Folasa-Lutui

NMSU

OL

Junior

Beau Yap

Hawai'i

DL

Senior