Mariota, Stanley to captain Polynesian Football Hall of Fame high school all-star game

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota stretches during NFL football practice Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Marcus Mariota and Ronnie Stanley will be team captains for the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame’s first-ever high school all-star football game.

The game is scheduled to take place Jan. 21, 2017, at Aloha Stadium.

Mariota won the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award in 2014, while Stanley received it in 2015.

“I am very excited to be involved with the Polynesian Bowl Game. Being a part of something that honors my heritage is very important to me,” Mariota said. “I am looking forward to working with the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame to assist in making this the best high school all-star game in the country. It is exciting that the game will be held in Honolulu and feature some of our best local players. This will give our local and international players opportunities and exposure that is much needed. Team Mariota is ready to go.”

According to a spokesman, they will be involved in the drafting of players, who could be from the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, and Samoa.

Depending on their team schedules, however, Mariota and Stanley may not be available to participate in the actual game.

Mariota is the quarterback for the Tennessee Titans and Stanley is an offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens.

Marcus’ own Motiv8 Foundation is a sponsor, and will donate Nike apparel and football gear to outfit players, coaches and staff members for the event.

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