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Crawford And Iosefa On Polynesian Player Of The Year Watch List

Aug 19, 2021
Kekoa Crawford and Mo Iosefa have been named to the preseason watch list for the 2021 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award.

HONOLULU – Kekoa Crawford and Mo Iosefa were named Thursday to the 2021 preseason watch list for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award. The award is presented annually to the most outstanding college football player of Polynesian ancestry that epitomizes great ability and integrity.

The Watch List candidates were selected based on past performance and future potential. Additions to the list may be made as the 2021 season progress.

The winner of the 2021 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award will be announced on December 14. Five finalists will be unveiled on November 30. The presentation of the Award will be held during the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Celebration Dinner (January 21, 2022) at the Sheraton Waikiki, and they will also be recognized at halftime of the Polynesian Bowl (January 22, 2022).

Below are notes on Crawford and Iosefa with extended bios available by clicking on each of their names.
Kekoa Crawford, WR, 6-1, 195, RSr., 6th Collegiate Season/3rd Season At Cal, Pasadena, CA (Glendale Community College/Michigan/Santa Margarita Catholic HS/St. Francis HS)
2021 Honors – All-Pac-12 Second-Team Preseason (Lindy's, Pro Football), Fourth-Team Preseason (Phil Steele); Polynesian College Football Preseason Player Of The Year Watch List
– Has 56 career catches for 794 yards receiving with five touchdown receptions, as well as three rushes for 15 yards and eight kick returns for 139 yards for a total of 948 all-purpose yards, while playing as a 2016 freshman and 2017 sophomore at Michigan, sitting out the 2018 season and then transferring to Cal for his 2019 junior and 2020 senior campaigns
– Has played in 10 games with eight starts over the last two seasons since his arrival at Cal as a junior in 2019 and contributed 35 receptions for 504 yards and four touchdown catches
– Started all four games during a 2020 senior season shortened by COVID-19 and led the squad with a career-high 19 receptions, 232 yards receiving and a career-high-tying two touchdown grabs, while ranking tied for ninth in the Pac-12 with an average of 4.8 receptions per game and 10th with his 58.0 yards receiving per contest
Mo Iosefa, ILB, 6-3, 235, So., 2nd Season At Cal, Waipahu, HI (Mililani HS)
2021 Honors – Polynesian College Football Preseason Player Of The Year Watch List
– One of three true freshman at Cal to play in all four games of a season shortened by COVID-19 and the only one to make a start with starts in each of the campaign's final two games against Stanford and Oregon
– Contributed 11 tackles as well as one fumble recovery, one pass breakup and one pass defended