HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced today the 2015 Watch List for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award. This award is presented annually to the most outstanding Polynesian college football player that epitomizes great ability and integrity. Former University of Oregon, and current Tennessee Titans Quarterback, Marcus Mariota was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Award in 2014.
Nine players with Hawaii ties including two defensive lineman from Waianae, Kennedy Tulimasealii (UH) and Deforest Buckner (Oregon) were named to the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Watch List.
Here is the complete list of local players:
Kalei Auelua (St. Louis, NMSU)
DeForest Buckner (Punahou, Oregon)
Kamalei Correa (St. Louis, Boise State)
Kaimi Fairbairn (Punahou, UCLA)
Tau Lotulelei (Maui, UNLV)
Anu Solomon (Kalihi, Arizona)
Kennedy Tulimaseali'i (Waianae, Hawaii)
Peni Vea (Kealakehe, UNLV)