Anu Solomon, JuJu Smith-Schuster headline Polynesian Player of the Year watch list

It is no secret that Polynesian players are some of the most athletic in the entire sport of college football and it seems they are now getting the proper recognition. There is a Polynesian Player of the Year and some of the best players in the country, like Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon and USC wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, on this year’s watch list.

The list was released Wednesday afternoon and it has some pretty talented players like BYU linebacker Harvey Langi and Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau. Solomon is certainly deserving of the award after he has thrown over 6,400 yards and 48 touchdowns in his first two seasons with the Wildcats.

Smith-Schuster has been seen as one of the best receivers in the country after he went for over 1,400 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2015. Langi was a big part for the Cougars last year when he recorded three sacks and two interceptions.

Here is the full list of players below.

NameSchoolPos
Ricky Ali’ifuaUtah StateDL
Isaac AsiataUtahOL
Asotui EliHawaiiC
Salesa FaraimoNevadaDL
Breiden FehokoTexas TechDL
Salamo FisoArizona StateLB
Randall GoforthUCLADB
Cole HikutiniLouisvilleTE
Nate IeseUCLATE
Canton KaumatuleArkansas StateOL
Harvey LangiBYULB
Inoke LangiTexas StateTE
Ului LapuahoBYUOL
Darrin LaufasaUTEPFB
Sefo LiufauColoradoQB
Toa LobendahnUSCOL
Tau LotuleleiUNLVLB
Lowell LotuleleiUtahDT
Shalom LuaniWashington StateS
Tueni LupeamanuIdahoDL
Damien MamaUSCOL
Brandon ManosalvasBuffaloOL
Hercules Mata’afaWashington StateDE
Christian MatauEast CarolinaOL
Viliama MoeakiolaArizona StateLB
Kai NacuaBYUDB
Olive SagapoluWisconsinDT
Dru SamiaOklahomaOL
JuJu Smith-SchusterUSCWR
Anu SolomonArizonaQB
Logan TaeleBYUDL
Christian TagoSan Jose StateLB
Pita TaumoepenuUtahDE
Sae TautuBYUDL
Jahlani TavaiHawaiiLB
Maea TeuhemaLSUOL
Travis TuilomaBYUDL
Josh TupouColoradoDL

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