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6 headed to Polynesian Football Hall of Fame this weekend

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2015 this weekend. The Class includes Luther John Elliss (Samoan ancestry), Manase Jesse Sapolu (Samoan ancestry), Raymond Frederick Schoenke (Hawaiian ancestry), Mosiula “Mosi” Faasuka Tatupu (Samoan ancestry), Mark Pulemau Tuinei (Samoan ancestry) as player inductees and Russell Ross Francis as a contributor inductee.

The six inductees were selected from a list of 25 Finalists who had been determined earlier by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

The Selection Committee was comprised of past college football head coaches Dick Tomey (Chairman), LaVell Edwards and Ron McBride, ESPN SportsCenter anchor Neil Everett, NFL player personnel expert Gil Brandt, past NFLPA president and Inaugural Inductee Kevin Mawae and Hawai'i sportscaster Robert Kekaula.

Last year, the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrined legends Junior Seau, Kevin Mawae, Kurt Gouveia, Jack "The Throwin' Samoan" Thompson, Herman Wedemeyer, Olin Kreutz and Ken Niumatalolo as the Inaugural Class.

Inductees will be honored during the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend, to be held on January 23 & 24.

A celebration dinner will be held on Friday at the Sheraton Waikiki and the enshrinement ceremony on Saturday at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Hawaii News Now will live stream the dinner at 7 p.m. Friday.

Watch on computer: http://hine.ws/pfhof
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Live stream sponsored by First Hawaiian Bank & Times Supermarkets

For more information you can visit www.PolynesianFootballHOF.org.

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