Quarterbacks Dylan McCaffrey and Tua Tagovailoa to play in Polynesian Bowl

Top 2017 QB Dylan McCaffrey could end up at Michigan. Courtesy of Paul DiSalvo Photography

The first ever Polynesian Bowl game will be played in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Jan. 21 and will feature some of the country’s top quarterback prospects. Alabama commit Tua Tagovailoa and Michigan commit Dylan McCaffrey are both slated to play in the inaugural game put on by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame.

McCaffrey is ranked as the No. 2 pocket-passer in the 2017 class and Tagovailoa the No. 1 ranked dual-threat quarterback, giving the game two very dynamic playmakers to showcase the event.

The game will invite 84 senior football players of Polynesian descent and will feature team captains Marcus Mariota of the Tennessee Titans and Ronnie Stanley of the Baltimore Ravens.

The Polynesian Bowl has commitments from 12 of the 13 Polynesian players ranked in the ESPN 300, including Tagovailoa, defensive end A.J. Epenesa, defensive linemen Marlon Tuipulotu and Jay Tufele and offensive lineman Chuck Filiaga.

The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame also opened the game to feature players from other ancestries, including ESPN 300 wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey, tight end Hunter Bryant and running back Biaggio Ali-Walsh, the grandson of late boxer Muhammad Ali.