Polynesian Bowl to hold combine in Las Vegas

The Polynesian Bowl and Polynesian Bowl Hall of Fame will host their national combine and showcase March 30-31, 2019, at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas.

A youth camp will be held for players in grades six through eight and a showcase/combine will be held for current freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

There will also be a specialists camp for punters, kickers and long snappers from grades eight through 12 with gurus Chris Sailer and Rubio Long on hand.

Six players at the combine earned invites to the Polynesian Bowl last year including top performer Myles Murao of Mater Dei.

Twitter is already littered with Hawaii talent who have been selected for the combine, including Kapolei’s DeZhaun Stribling and Vincent Terrell of Punahou.

Ngata, Smith-Schuster named captains
NFL stars Haloti Ngata and Juju Smith-Schuster are still a ways away from induction into the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame, but they joined a list that is almost as impressive on Wednesday when they were named honorary captains for the 2019 Polynesian Bowl.

The game is scheduled for January 19 at Aloha Stadium and will be broadcast live on the CBS Sports Network.

Ngata is a five-time pro bowler and consensus All-American who played his college ball at Oregon. Smith-Schuster is in his second year with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was the 2017 Polynesian Pro Player of the Year after finishing up at USC and being voted onto the NFL’s all-rookie team.

They join Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, Ravens lineman Ronnie Stanley, 49ers DT DeForest Buckner and Patriots run stuffer Danny Shelton as players who have taken up the task.


  1. Nogrumbobehumbo December 6, 2018 4:47 am

    This is only for players that were invited.

  2. Ray December 8, 2018 9:27 am

    3 2019 players were selected for this years game so this is misleading—the game is driven by the star system and how many offers a player has. This combine is a money grab and helps the organization to pay for things like flights for all the non Polys they select for the game who do not attend the combine. 2020 kids who have 3-5 stars will already be highly likely to be selected because they are not pushing for under the radar type no star kids. The total cost is much more than the $300.

  3. Eli pollard December 9, 2018 12:43 pm

    I would like to participate im the combine

  4. Old n Grey March 23, 2019 6:16 am

    So for clarification those who are invited to participate they all pay this $290 registration fee? I’m asking as a majority of the combines I take my boys to aren’t this pricey.

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