Four Cougars, three Utes and two Aggies have been named to the watch list for the 2018 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award, the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday.
The award is given annually to the Polynesian college football player who epitomizes great ability and integrity. The list is comprised of 50 players from 34 different schools.
Defensive lineman Corbin Kaufusi, linebackers Butch Pau’u and Sione Takitaki and tight end Moroni Laulu-Pututau made the list from BYU.
Utah is represented by defensive linemen Bradlee Anae and Leki Fotu and center Lo Falemaka.
Linebackers Suli Tamaivena and Christopher Unga represent Utah State.
Former Pleasant Grove star Brandon Fanaika (Stanford), former Desert Hills linebacker Gabriel Sewell (Nevada) and former Hunter tight end Noah Togiai (Oregon State) are also on the list.
Five finalists will be unveiled on Dec. 5 and the winner will be announced on Dec. 14.
Former Weber State and University of Utah head coach Ron McBride is on the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee.