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The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced on Thursday that
JuJu Smith-Schuster has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the
Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year Award.


The Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year Award recognizes
the most outstanding professional football player of Polynesian Ancestry.
 
Arizona Cardinals Offensive Guard Mike Iupati was selected as the
inaugural recipient in 2015 and Tennessee Titans Quarterback
Marcus Mariota was selected as the recipient in 2016.

“On behalf of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Board of
Directors, we congratulate JuJu on a historic season,” said
Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Chairman Jesse Sapolu. 
“He truly represents the very best of our Polynesian culture.”

The formal presentation of the Award will be held during
the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Celebration Dinner
along with being recognized at the Polynesian Bowl, to be
held on January 20 in Oahu, Hawai`i.  Smith-Schuster
serves as a Polynesian Bowl Ambassador for this year’s game.

The Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year Award was
voted on by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame
Selection Committee composed of Coaches Dick Tomey
(Chairman), Ron McBride and Dick Vermeil, past NFLPA
President and Inaugural Inductee Kevin Mawae, former NFL
Player and Class of 2015 Inductee Ray Schoenke, ESPN
Sportscaster Neil Everett, NFL Network writer and
commentator Steve Wyche, and Honolulu Sportscaster
Robert Kekaula.

 

Source: Steelers.com

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