Sewell Again A Finalist For Polynesian College Football POY Award
Oregon linebacker Noah Sewell has been named a finalist for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award for the second season in a row, the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced on Thursday morning.
Sewell is one of eight finalists for the award that annually recognizes the most outstanding college football player of Polynesian ancestry who epitomizes great ability and integrity. He is one of four finalists from the Pac-12, along with Tuli Tuipulotu (USC), Laiatu Latu (UCLA) and Satao Laumea (Utah). The other four finalists are Tualia Tagovauloa (Maryland), J.T. Tuimoloau (Ohio State), Viliami Fehoko (San Jose State) and Siaki Ika (Baylor).
The first Duck ever to be named a finalist for the award multiple times, Sewell is looking to become Oregon’s first winner since his brother, Penei Sewell, took home the honor in 2019. Marcus Mariota was the inaugural winner in 2014, and DeForest Buckner was a finalist in 2015.
The winner of the 2022 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award will be announced on Monday, December 12. The formal presentation of the award will be held at the 2023 Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Celebration Dinner on January 21, 2023.
LB Noah Sewell – Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award Finalist
» Voted to the Pac-12 all-conference second team by the league’s coaches.
» Butkus Award semifinalist for the second year in a row.
» Semifinalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year award.
» Quarterfinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy.
» 215 career tackles in 33 games, including 7.5 sacks and 20.5 tackles for loss.
» Tied for second among Ducks in 2022 with 56 tackles, and third in both sacks (1.5) and TFLs (5.5).
» First career interception in Oregon’s win vs. Utah (Nov. 19).
» Became the first UO full-time defensive player since at least 1996 to rush for a TD in Oregon’s win at Colorado (Nov. 5).
» Career-high 2.5 TFLs and a season-high nine tackles in UO’s win at Washington State (Sept. 24).