Von Oelhoffen to be inducted into Polynesian Hall of Fame

Von Oelhoffen

Von Oelhoffen

Kimo von Oelhoffen of Kaunakakai will be inducted into the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame, the organization announced Tuesday.

Von Oelhoffen, who is of Hawaiian ancestry, played defensive tackle in the NFL for 14 seasons, winning a Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006.

From 1994 to 2007 with the Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles, the Molokai High School graduate recorded 253 tackles and 26 1/2 sacks. He played in 198 games, starting 147.

Von Oelhoffen was taken in the sixth round of the 1994 NFL draft out of Boise State.

The other inductees, selected from a group of 18 finalists, are Herman Clark, a two-time All Pro defensive lineman with the Chicago Bears in the 1950s; defensive tackle Ma’ake Kemoeatu, who played in the NFL from 2002 to 2010, and in 2012; defensive end Manu Tuiasosopo, who played in the NFL from 1979 to 1986; and Bob Apisa, who spent one season with the Green Bay Packers, in 1968, and helped facilitate the recruitment of Hawaii players to major college programs.

Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies are scheduled for Jan. 19-20 on Oahu.

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