Four BYU Football Players Named to Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Player of Year Watch List

Four BYU Football Players Named to Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Player of Year Watch List

PROVO, Utah-Thursday, four BYU football players were named to the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame’s College Football player of the year watch list.

Per an announcement from this organization, senior defensive end Corbin Kaufusi, senior linebacker Butch Pau’u, senior defensive lineman Sione Takitaki and redshirt junior tight end Moroni Laulu-Pututau have all been named to the watchlist.

Among the candidates for this award are 50 Polynesians, representing 34 different FCS schools. The only other team with four candidates for the award is the USC Trojans of the Pac-12.

The 6’9″ 280-pound Kaufusi amassed six sacks in 2017 as well as two forced fumbles and a blocked kick for the Cougars.

In his collegiate career, Takitaki has 11.5 sacks while at BYU.

Pau’u has posted 165 career tackles in his career thus far with the Cougars.

Laulu-Pututau, previously a receiver, has 33 career grabs for 389 yards and three touchdowns.

Other Utah-based collegians who are up for the award include Utah defensive lineman Bradlee Anae, senior offensive lineman Lo Falemaka and junior defensive lineman Leki Fotu.

Utah State is represented by linebackers Suli Tamaivena, a senior and junior Christopher Unga.