Navy Junior Defensive End Jarvis Polu On Watch List for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award
Polu is the only player from the American Athletic Conference or a Service Academy to be nominated
Senior wide receiver from Bowie, Md.
Sophomore nose guard from Antioch, Tenn.
Sophomore corner from Burlington, N.C.
Junior offensive tackle from Fort Meade, Md.
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• At Navy: Enters the fall as a starter at defensive end ... can also move inside when needed and play nose guard ... strong player that can play the run and rush the passer ... has good quickness coming off the ball ... has earned two varsity letters.
• 2016: A starter in every game, he finished the year with 53 tackles, 3.0 sacks and 4.0 tackles for loss ... also broke up a pair of passes and was credited with two QB hurries ... turned in two tackles, including a sack for a loss of 13 yards against LA Tech in the Armed Forces Bowl ... produced a career-high nine tackls against Army ... recorded three tackles and was credited with a QB hurry against Temple in the AAC Championship Game ... tallied four solo stops in the win at East Carolina ... registered four tackles, including three solo stops, against Tulsa ... posted four tackles and credited with a quarterback hurry in Navy’s win over Notre Dame ... turned in a career-high tying six tackles at USF and batted down a pass ... chipped in a pair of tackles against Memphis ... part of a defensive unit that caused three Houston turnovers (2 INT, 1 Fumble) that in turn led to 17 points for the Mids ... posted five tackles, including a sack for a loss of two yards against the Cougars ... also batted down a pass ... turned in six tackles at Air Force ... posted a pair of tackles at Tulane ... contributed a tackle in Navy’s conference opener against UConn ... made his first collegiate start in Navy’s opener against Fordham ... part of a defensive effort that held Fordham to three field goals on the Rams’ three trips to the red zone ... produced five tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss and a sack.
• 2015: Saw action in all 13 games where he posted five tackles, one tackle for a loss and one sack ... also broke up a pass ... chipped in a solo tackle in the win over Pitt in the Military Bowl ... produced his first collegiate sack in Navy’s win over Army West Point ... contributed a solo tackle at Houston ... broke up a pass, his first, in the win over Tulane ... made his collegiate debut in the Mids’ opener against Colgate where he chipped in a pair of tackles.
• High School / Personal: A 2014 graduate of Liberty High School, Polu attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2014-15 academic year ... a two-sport athlete who earned letters in football (4) and track & field (2) ... earned First-Team All-State and first-team all-league honors as a senior ... named the Nevada Defensive Player of the Year ... a Poly All-American, as well as a Blue and Grey All-American ... regional qualifier in shot put and discus ... graduated with honors ... also received offers from Army West Point, Wisconsin, Duke, Utah, Utah State, Colorado, Colorado State, San Diego State, UNLV and Washington State ... brother, Justin, played football at UNLV ... son of To’oto’oali’i and Seepa Polu ... majoring in economics.