BYU’s Zach Wilson one of five finalists up for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award
The Cougar QB, who has Hawaiian roots, is one of five finalists. The winner will be announced Jan. 12
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Zach Wilson (1) as BYU hosts San Diego State, NCAA football in Provo on Saturday, December 12, 2020.
has landed on another list of finalists for a post-season award. This time, Wilson is one of five players up for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award, as announced by the organization Wednesday.
The award is “presented annually to the most outstanding college football player of Polynesian ancestry that epitomizes great ability and integrity.” For those unfamiliar, Wilson is of Polynesian descent through his father’s side of the family.
The other 2020 finalists include Ohio State defensive tackle Haskell Garrett, USC safety Talanoa Hufanga, Hawaii linebacker Darius Muasau and Boise State wide receiver Khalil Shakir.
The finalists were selected from a watch list of more than 60 players, and the winner will be announced Tuesday.
“The Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award allows us to showcase the tremendous impact of our Polynesian student-athletes,” Jesse Sapolu, Chairman and Co-Founder, said in a statement. “We congratulate the finalists on an incredible season and look forward to celebrating their success.”