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Wyoming linebacker Cassh Maluia tackles Boise State's Chase Blakley during their game on Sept. 29, 2018 at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

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.

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Davis Potter is the University of Wyoming athletics reporter. An Alabama native and 2011 Auburn University graduate, Potter joined the Star-Tribune in 2018 after five years covering Ole Miss and the Southeastern Conference. He lives in Laramie.

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