Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Only 6 Poly's Drafted In 1st Round of NFL Draft Since 1970!

Only 6 players of Polynesian decent have been drafted in the 1st round of the NFL Draft since 1970 ,with the merger of the AFL and NFL.

The following players include:

  1. Atlanta Falcons
    1. 1977: Wilson Faumuina, San Jose State, DL

      1. Date of birth: June 11, 1954 (1954-06-11) (age 55)
        Place of birth: American Samoa
        Date of death: 1986
        Career information
        Position(s): Defensive lineman
        College: San Jose State
        NFL Draft: 1977 / Round: 1 / Pick 20
        Organizations
         As player:
        1977-1981 Atlanta Falcons
  2. Cincinnati Bengals
    1. 1979: Jack Thompson, Washington State, QB


      1. Date of birth: May 18, 1956 (1956-05-18) (age 53)
        Place of birth: Tutuila, American Samoa
        Career information
        Position(s): Quarterback
        Jersey №: 12, 14
        College: Washington State
        NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick 3
        Organizations
         As player:
        1979-1982
        1983-1984
        Cincinnati Bengals
        Tampa Bay Buccaneers
        Playing stats at NFL.com
         
  3. Seattle Seahawks
    1. 1979: Manu Tuiasosopo, UCLA, DT


      1. Date of birth: August 30, 1957 (1957-08-30) (age 52)
        Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
        Career information
        Position(s): Defensive lineman
        College: UCLA
        NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18
        Organizations
         As player:
        1979-1983
        1984-1986
        Seattle Seahawks
        San Francisco 49ers
        Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com
         
  4. San Diego Chargers
    1. 1990: Junior Seau, Southern California, LB


      1. Date of birth: January 19, 1969 (1969-01-19) (age 41)
        Place of birth: San Diego, California
        Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
        Career information
        College: Southern California
        NFL Draft: 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
        Debuted in 1990 for the San Diego Chargers



        Career history
         As player:
        Career highlights and awards
        Career NFL statistics as of 2009
        Tackles     1,849
        Sacks     56.5
        Interceptions     18
        Forced fumbles     11
        Pass deflections     21
        Stats at NFL.com
         
  5. Pittsburgh Steelers
    1. 2003: Troy Polamalu, Southern California, S


      1. Date of birth: April 19, 1981 (1981-04-19) (age 28)
        Place of birth: Garden Grove, California
        Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
        Career information
        College: Southern California
        NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
        Debuted in 2003 for the Pittsburgh Steelers



        Career history
         As player:
        Career highlights and awards
        Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
        Tackles     452
        Sacks     7.0
        INTs     20
        Stats at NFL.com
         
  6. Baltimore Ravens
    1. 2006: Haloti Ngata, Oregon, DT


      1. Date of birth: January 21, 1984 (1984-01-21) (age 26)
        Place of birth: Inglewood, California
        Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 345 lb (156 kg)
        Career information
        College: Oregon
        NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
        Debuted in 2006 for the Baltimore Ravens



        Career history
         As player:
        Roster status: Active
        Career highlights and awards
        Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
        Tackles     184
        Sacks     6.5
        INTs     3
        Stats at NFL.com
         

Mike Iupati, Offensive Guard for Idaho, looks like #7 on the list to be drafted in the 1st round of the NFL Draft.  From various 2010 NFL Mock Drafts, and scouting reports, he is considered to be the #1 Offensive Guard in the 2010 NFL Draft class.

4 comments:

  1. they forgot about Wilson Faumuina-1st Round 20th pick to the Atlanta Falcons in the 1977 NFL Draft. He came out of San Jose St.

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  2. Don't forget Chris Naeole going #10 in the 1997 NFL draft

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  3. what about tyson alualu?

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  4. Star lotulelei first rounder as well

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