TETAIROA MCMILLAN NAMED 2021 POLYNESIAN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Honolulu, HI (December 6, 2021) – The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced today that Servite (CA) Wide Receiver, Tetairoa McMillan has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Polynesian High School Football Player of the Year Award.
The Polynesian High School Football Player of the Year Award is presented annually to the most outstanding senior high school football player of Polynesian Ancestry. Current San Francisco 49ers Safety Talanoa Hufanga was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Award in 2017; BYU WR Puka Nacua & University of Maryland QB Taulia Tagovailoa were selected as co-players of the year in 2018; Clemson QB DJ Uiagalelei was selected in 2019; and Ohio State DE J.T. Tuimoloau received the award in 2020.
The 6-foot-4, 185-pound McMillan is of Hawaiian descent. He was a dominant two-way player at receiver and corner/safety this season. He led the Servite Friars in receptions (88), receiving yards (1,302) and receiving touchdowns (18). While playing safety and corner on defense, McMillan also added 35 tackles. He was selected to the 2022 Polynesian Bowl.
“On behalf of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Board of Directors, we congratulate Tetairoa on an amazing season,” said Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Chairman Jesse Sapolu. “He has a bright future ahead of him and we are excited to follow his journey.”
The formal presentation of the Award will be held at the 2022 Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Celebration Dinner (January 21, 2022), along with being recognized during the 2022 Polynesian Bowl (January 22, 2022).
About the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame: The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame honors Polynesia’s greatest players, coaches, and contributors. Its permanent home is located at the Polynesian Cultural Center and was established in 2013 by Super Bowl Champions Jesse Sapolu and Ma’a Tanuvasa. Other board members include Troy Polamalu, Vai Sikahema, June Jones and Reno Mahe. www.PolynesianFootballHOF.org
About the Polynesian Bowl: The Polynesian Bowl is held annually during the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week and is televised LIVE on CBS Sports Network. Major sponsors include adidas, BodyArmor, CrossCountry Mortgage, Friends of Hawai‘i Charities, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawai‘i Building & Construction Trades Council, Hawai‘i News Now, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel and Riddell. www.PolynesianBowl.com