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Monday, February 01, 2010

2009 AIGA Foundation Polynesian College Football All Star Team

There is no exact science to choosing a post-season all star team of Polynesian football players. The team was selected with the assistance of handful of coaches, many former players, and those who are attuned to the Polynesian student-athletes in NCAA FBS football.

In addition to the first team a large amount of student-athletes were noted for their achievements on the field this past fall.

Keep an eye out for brother Jodatoa's blog he may create a multi-media display of the all star team below.

First Team Offense

QB Jeremiah Masoli (Oregon) 5’11, 220, Jr

Second Team All-PAC 10 selection. Versatile quarterback led team to Rose Bowl versus Ohio State. Passed for 2147 yards and 15 TDs and also rushed for 668 yards and 13 TDs.


RB Roy Helu Jr (Nebraska) 6’0, 215, Jr

Starting I-Back rushed for 1193 yards on 220 carries and 10 TDs in 14 games. Helu also had 19 receptions for 149 yards and was a Second Team All-Big 12 selection.


RB Harvey Unga (BYU) 6’0, 237, Jr

First Team All-MWC selection led conference with 1087 yards and 11 TDs. Also had 16 receptions and 1 TD. Will return for senior season.


FB Stanley Havili (USC) 6’1, 230, Jr

Rushed for 142 yards, 22 receptions for 298 yards and 2 TDs.


WR Chris Owusu (Stanford) 6’2, 201, Soph

Third team All-American (Walter Camp) kick returner. First Team All-PAC 10 kick returner. Averaged 31.5 yards a return on 37 returns and 3 TDs for the season. Also started 9 of 13 games at wide receiver finishing with 37 receptions for 682 yards and 5 TDs.


WR Kealoha Pilares (Hawai’i) 5’11, 200, Jr

Converted running back had 66 receptions for 690 yards and 4 TDs.


TE Tony Moeaki (Iowa) 6’4, 250, Sr

Finished his career with 4 catches for 75 yards in leading the Hawkeyes (11-2) to a 24-14 Orange Bowl over Georgia Tech (11-3). In 10 games, Moeaki had 30 receptions for 387 yards and 4 TDs. Moeaki, a Big 10 First Team selection is a likely NFL Draft selection in April.


C John Estes (Hawaii) 6’3, 300, Sr

Set NCAA record for most career starts with 54, every game of his career since his freshman year and was a three-time first team All-WAC selection.


G Mike Iupati (Idaho) 6’6, 325, Sr

Selected First Team All-American by the Associate Press, Walter Camp, American Football Coaches Association, and American Football Writers Association. Senior guard did not allow a single sack all season and was an All-WAC first team selection.


G Senio Kelemete (Washington) 6’4, 241, Soph

Honorable Mention All-PAC 10 Selection. Started 11 of 12 games at right guard after switching from defensive tackle last year.


T Shawn Lauvao (Arizona State) 6’3, 305, Sr

Second Team All-PAC 10 selection. Started 13 games at left tackle and 33 in career at both guard and tackle.


T Michael Philipp (Oregon State) 6’3, 313, Fr

Left tackle was the first true freshman to start every game on the offensive line since 1997. Named Freshman All-America by College Football News and Phil Steele.


First Team Defense

DE Koa Misi (Utah) 6’3, 263, Sr

Third on team with 71 tackles, 9.5 for loss, including 5 sacks. First team All-MWC .


DE Daniel Te’o-Nesheim (Washington) 6’4, 263, Sr

Second Team All-PAC 10 selection. Finished season with 37 tackles, 14 tackles for loss (11 sacks), and 2 fumble recoveries.


DT Tyson Alualu (Cal) 6’3, 295, Sr

First Team All-Pac 10 selection. Was third on team with 65 tackles including 11.5 tackles for loss (7.5 sacks).


DT Stephen Paea (Oregon State) 6’1, 285, Jr

First Team All-Pac 10 selection. Finished the season with 43 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and 4 forced fumbles.


LB David Pa’aluhi (Oregon State) 5’11, 233, Soph

Starting middle linebacker and Honorable Mention All-PAC 10 selection. Second on team with 77 tackles and 8 tackles for loss.


LB Blaze Soares (Hawai’i) 6’1, 245, Sr

First Team All-WAC selection. Outside linebacker led team with 107 tackles (fourth in WAC), starting 13 games at outside linebacker. Also had 2 sacks, 1 interception, and 5 quarterback hurries.


LB Manti Te’o (Notre Dame) 6’2, 244, Fr

True freshman started 9 of 11 games totaling 63 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack. Te’o will forgo an LDS mission and return for his sophomore year under new coach Brian Kelly.


DB Shiloh Keo (Idaho) 5’11, 211, Jr

Starting free safety led team with 113 tackles (72 solo), 4 tackles for loss, and 3 interceptions. Also averaged 10.2 yards a punt return. First Team All-WAC selection.


DB Mana Silva (Hawai’i) 6’1, 220, Jr

Starting free safety led team in interceptions with 6 and had 74 tackles for the season.


DB Patrick Tafua (Ohio) 6’0, 187, Sr

Started 13 games at strong safety, finishing third in tackles with 72 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions, 7 pass breakups, and 4 fumble recoveries.


DB Nate Williams (Washington) 6’0, 221, Jr

Started 11 of 12 games at free safety, finished season with 62 tackles and 5 tackles for loss.


Returner Chris Owusu (Stanford) 6’2, 201, Soph

Third team All-American (Walter Camp). First Team All-PAC 10 Kick Returner. Averaged 31.5 yards a return on 37 returns and 3 TDs for the season. Also started 9 of 13 games at wide receiver finishing with 37 receptions for 682 yards and 5 TDs.


Special Teams Suaesi Tuimaunei (Oregon State) 6’1, 207, Jr

First Team All-PAC Special Teams player. Had 41 tackles for the season and also started 4 games.


Honorable Mention

QB Bryant Moniz (Hawai’i) 6’0, 190, Soph

Sophomore walk-on started 8 of 10 games, passing for 2396 yards and 14 TDs in addition to rushing for 117 yards and 1 TD.


RB Keola Antolin (Arizona) 5’8, 186, Soph

Led team with 637 rushing yards and 4 TDs. Also had 9 kick returns for 256 yards.


RB Vai Taua (Nevada) 5’10, 220, Jr

Rushed for 1345 yards and 10 TDs in 11 games, averaging 122.3 yards a game. Also had 12 receptions and 2 TDs out of the backfield. All-WAC First Team selection.


FB Zac Pauga (Colorado State) 6’0, 240, Jr

Starting fullback used primarily as a lead blocker and caught 25 receptions for 219 yards and 3 TDs.


FB Manase Tonga (BYU) 6’0, 238, Sr

Lead fullback for all conference running back Harvey Unga. Rushed for 148 yards and 4 TDs and 30 receptions for 271 yards and 4 TDs out of the backfield. Tonga will likely follow in the footsteps of fellow former BYU fullbacks Naufahu Tahi (Minnesota Vikings) and Fui Vakapanua (Cincinnati Bengals) of the NFL.


WR Aiona Key (Utah) 6’4, 195, Sr

Had 26 receptions for 227 yards and 1 TD.


WR Jon Medeiros (Hawai’i) 5’9, 185, Sr

Slotback finished the season with 47 receptions for 589 yards and 3 TDs.


WR Levasier Tuinei (Oregon) 6’5, 200, Soph

Finished season with 24 receptions and 217 yards.


TE Joe Halahuni (Oregon State) 6’2, 249, Soph

Backup tight end finished the season with 35 receptions for 486 yards and 3 TDs.


C Trask Iosefa (San Diego State) 6’0, 290, Jr

Has started 36 consecutive games since his freshman year. Was preseason Rimington Watch List.


C RJ Willing (BYU) 6’5, 308, Sr

Honorable mention All-MWC selection. Started every game at center.


G Joshua Taufalele (New Mexico) 6’2, 313, Sr

Started 12 games at right guard. Led team with 98 knockdown blocks.


T Xavier Su’a-Filo (UCLA) 6’4, 310, Fr

Honorable Mention All-PAC 10 Selection. Started 12 games at left tackle as a true freshman, a UCLA record.


T Aaron Kia (Hawaii) 6’5, 290, Sr

Starting 13 games at left tackle in 2009 and 24 in his career. All-WAC Second Team selection.


T Ako Poti (Penn State) 6’3, 303, Sr

Started 8 of the last 13 games at right tackle.


DE DeQuin Evans (Kentucky) 6’3, 260, Jr

Junior college transfer started 13 games at defensive end, finishing with 38 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss including 6 sacks.


DE Jabaree Tuani (Navy) 6’1, 265, Soph

Starting left end finished the season with 54 tackles for the season, including 5.5 for loss, and 2 forced fumbles helping coach Ken Niumatalolo and the Naval Academy finish 10-4 and #26 in the nation.


DE Will Tukuafu (Oregon) 6’4, 262, Sr

Second Team All-PAC 10 selection. Finished season with 36 tackles and 6.5 tackles for loss.


DT Sione Fua (Stanford) 6’2, 305, Jr

Honorable Mention All-PAC 10 Selection. Finished season with 24 tackles, 3 for loss, and 2 quarterback hurries.


DT Romney Fuga (BYU) 6’1, 295, Soph

Had 40 tackles and 3 tackles for loss in 13 games, 7 of which he started at nose tackle.


DT Sealver Siliga (Utah) 6’3, 300, Soph

All-MWC Honorable Mention selection had 49 tackles including 6.5 for loss.


DT Christian Tupou (USC) 6’2, 285, Jr

Honorable Mention All-PAC 10 Selection. Starting 10 of 12 games at nose tackle, finishing season with 25 tackles and 4 tackles for loss.


LB Jojo Dickson (Idaho) 6’2, 229, Jr

Second Team All-WAC. Starting linebacker was second on team with 79 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and two touchdowns on a fumble and interception return.


LB Star Fuimaono (UNLV) 6’0, 210, Jr

Starting strongside linebacker finished third on team with 67 tackles.


LB Kepa Gaison (Utah) 5’10, 220, Sr

Starting Stud linebacker finished the season with 44 tackles and 7 tackles for loss.


LB RJ Kiesel-Kauhane (Hawai’i) 5’11, 225, Sr

Second on the team with 85 tackles and 9 tackles for loss.


LB Luke Laolagi (San Diego State) 6’1, 225, Sr

Starting middle linebacker finished the season with 46 tackles (fourth on team), a sack, and 2 interceptions.


LB Robert Siavi’i (Idaho) 6’2, 209, Soph

Starting weakside linebacker finished the season with 58 tackles, 3 pass breakups, and 2 forced fumbles.


LB Michael Sipili (Colorado) 6’1, 240, Jr

After sitting out the 2008 season, Sipili started 3 of 10 games at MIKE linebacker, finishing the season with 39 tackles.


LB Vuna Tuihalamaka (Arizona) 6’2, 230, Sr

Starting middle linebacker was fourth on the team with 72 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 1 interception. All-PAC 10 Honorable Mention selection.


DB Orlando Misa’alefua (Western Kentucky) 5’10, 206, Jr

Started six of eight games at strong safety, finishing the season with 48 tackles.


DB Manu Ngatikaura (San Jose State) 6’0, 180, Jr

Had 43 tackles for the season.


DB Tiuke Tuipulotu (San Jose State) 5’10, 205, Soph

Starting safety had 52 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and 1 interception for the season.


ST Kama Bailey (Idaho) 5’9, 200, Soph

Averaged 20.6 yards a kickoff return totaling 453 yards on 22 returns.



1 comment:

Jodatoa said...

Very Nice Makani! I'll be sure to get a video rendition of this on to youtube within the week. I'll let you know when its up.