The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame unveiled its Class of 2023 today.
Three Inductees were selected from a list of eight Finalists.
The Class of 2023 is Larry Warford of Samoan Ancestry, Manti Te'o of Hawaiian and Samoan Ancestry,
and Harry Montague-Field of Hawaiian Ancestry.
“On behalf of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame, we congratulate the Class of 2023,”
said Jesse Sapolu, Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Chairman, Co-Founder and Inductee.
“These men represent the very best of our Polynesian people and we look forward to celebrating this recognition with them and their families in January!”
The Class of 2023 will be honored during the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame,
Enshrinement Weekend on January 20 & 21, 2023. The events will include the Polynesian Bowl,
the Enshrinement Ceremony, and the Celebration Dinner.
The Inductees were selected from a field of over 100 nominees and eight Finalists
by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee which includes former NFL Player
and Inaugural Inductee Jack Thompson (Chairman), Coaches Ron McBride and Dick Vermeil,
past NFL player and Inaugural Inductee Olin Kreutz, past NFLPA President and Inaugural Inductee Kevin Mawae
, former NFL Player and Class of 2015 Inductee Ray Schoenke, ESPN Sportscaster Neil Everett,
and NFL Network writer and commentator Steve Wyche. In addition to the Selection Committee,
all living Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Inductees casted a vote to select the Class of 2023.