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Local Players Named To 2021 Polynesian College Football Player Of The Year Award Watch List

Aug 19, 2021, 12:30 PM | Updated: 12:34 pm
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Noah Sewell #1 of the Oregon Ducks in action against the Stanford Cardinal at Autzen Stadium on November 07, 2020 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame named multiple local players to its watch list for theย 2021 Polynesian College Football Player Of The Year Award.

The organization announced the candidates on Thursday, August 19.

The Polynesian College Football Player Of The Year Award is given annually to theย “most outstanding college football player of Polynesian ancestry that epitomizes great ability and integrity.”

Last season, BYU quarterback Zach Wilson was a co-winner of the honor.

โ€œThe participation, prestige and excellence of Polynesian players continues to grow in college football,โ€ said Jesse Sapolu, Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Chairman, Co-Founder and Inductee. โ€œThis award allows us to showcase the very best in our community.โ€

This season’s watch list for the award features 63 players from 31 FBS programs, including players from BYU, Utah, Utah State, and local high schools.

Locals on Polynesian College Football POY Award Watch List

BYU Cougars

  • Chaz Ah You

  • Lorenzo Fauatea

  • Lopini Katoa

  • Puka Nacua

  • Neil Pau’u

  • Keenan Pili

  • Isaac Rex

Utah Utes

  • Sataoa Laumea

  • Simi Moala

  • Viane Moala

  • Tennessee Pututau

  • Nephi Sewell

  • Mika Tafua

Utah State Aggies

  • Demytrick Ali’ifua

  • Falepule Alo

Other Colleges

  • Siaki Ika (East High School/Baylor Bears)

  • Nephi Sewell (Desert Hills High School/Oregon Ducks)

The winner of the award will be announced on December 14.

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