Former Utah Football Star Chris Kemoeatu Named as Poly Football HOF Finalist

Former Utah Football Star Chris Kemoeatu Named as Poly Football HOF Finalist

HONOLULU-Thursday, the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame released its list of finalists for the Class of 2019 induction and a former University of Utah star made the initial cut.

Chris Kemoeatu, a guard who starred for the Utes from 2002-2004 and was named an All-American in 2004, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft with the 204th overall selection.

The native Tongan played the entirety of his career with the Steelers from 2005-2011, starting 53 of the 75 games he played in for Pittsburgh.

He was instrumental in helping the Steelers win Super Bowl XL against the Seattle Seahawks and Super Bowl XLIII against the Arizona Cardinals.

Other noteworthy candidates for the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame in this class include former Michigan State and St. Louis Rams/Baltimore Ravens/Dallas Cowboys/Washington Redskins/Houston Texans quarterback Tony Banks, former Wyoming and San Diego Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd and former Washington and Oakland Raiders/New York Jets quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo.