LARAMIE -- Wyoming linebacker Cassh Maluia was one of 62 players named to the watch list for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year. The list was announced by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
Maluia, a native of Compton, California, is entering his fourth season as a starter for the Cowboys' defense. The 6-foot, 248-pound senior has started 25 of the 37 games he's played and recorded 137 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, eight pass breakups and two interceptions in his career.
The award was started in 2014. Previous notable winners include former Heisman winner and Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota and Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.