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Cardinals OL Iupati named Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year

Mike Iupati named Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year Mike Iupati named Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Mike Iupati has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year Award presented by Hawaiian Airlines.

The Award recognizes the most outstanding professional football player of Polynesian ancestry. 

The 6-foot-5, 330-pound American Samoa native was born to Aposetola and Belinda Iupati and is of Samoan ancestry.

“As a proud Polynesian and Samoan, I am honored to be selected as the inaugural Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year,” said Mike Iupati. “I would like to congratulate the other finalists, Marcus Mariota, Rey Maualuga, Koa Misi and Manti Teo as they represent the very best of our culture and the National Football League.”

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