Oklahoma junior offensive lineman Dru Samia has been named to the Polynesian College Player of the Year Award Watch List for the second straight season, according to The Oklahoman’s Brooke Pryor.
Samia, who started all 13 games for the Sooners in 2016, is one of 48 players on the list, according to Pryor. The award is presented annually to the “most outstanding Polynesian football college player that epitomizes great ability and integrity.”
According to Pryor, five finalists will be selected for the award on Nov. 30 before the winner is announced on Dec. 14.
The award was established by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame in 2014, with former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota selected as the inaugural recipient. The 2015 award went to former Notre Dame offensive lineman Ronnie Stanley, while former Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau received the award in 2016.