ATHENS, Ohio – The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced today the 2017 Watch List for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award. Included on the list was Ohio football redshirt senior defensive lineman Cleon Aloese (Pago Pago, A.S.).
The award is presented annually to the most outstanding Polynesian college football player that epitomizes great ability and integrity.
Aloese played in all 14 games last season and ranked seventh on the team with 36 tackles including 14 solo stops. He also had one sack and nine tackles for loss.
The winner of the 2017 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award will be announced on December 14, 2017. Five finalists will be unveiled on November 30. The presentation of the award will be held at the Celebration Dinner during the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend on January 21, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawai'i.