Honolulu, HI (July 28, 2015) – 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.
The winner of the 2015 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year will be announced on December 8, 2015. Five finalists will be unveiled on November 19. The formal presentation will be held at the Celebration Dinner during the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend on January 29, 2016.
“There are nearly 300 players of Polynesian Ancestry in Division I college football today,” said Jesse Sapolu, Chairman and Co-Founder. “This award showcases their incredible talents and gives us a platform to celebrate their success as student-athletes.”
The Watch List candidates have been selected based on past performance and future potential. Additions to the list may be made as the 2015 season progresses. The finalists and the winner will be chosen by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee, which includes Coaches Dick Tomey (Chairman), LaVell Edwards, Ron McBride, and Dick Vermeil, past NFLPA President and Inaugural Inductee Kevin Mawae, ESPN Sportscaster Neil Everett, NFL player personnel legend Gil Brandt and Honolulu Sportscaster Robert Kekaula.POLYNESIAN COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEARPresented by Starwood Hotels & Resorts
2015 WATCH LIST