Former Boise State Bronco Standout Kimo von Oelhoffen a Finalist for Polynesian Hall of Fame

Former Bronco defensive tackle Kimo von Oelhoffen has been well honored throughout the years, but he just might add another prestigious award to his trophy case.

BOISE, Idaho--Former Boise State defensive tackle Kimo von Oelhoffen is one of 25 finalists for the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame.

The news was announced earlier this week, as memberes of the Selection Committee will vote on the six-member Class of 2016 in the next few weeks.  The Class will be announced October 7.

von Oelhoffen played at Boise State from 1992-1993 before taking his talents to the National Football League, where he played for four teams from 1994-2007.  von Oelhoffen had 57 tackles for the Broncos, eight of them for loss, with six sacks, one forced fumble, two recoveries and six pass blocks.

In 2005, von Oelhoffen was selected to be on the Boise State All-Time Football Team in a vote by BroncoCountry posters, then followed that up with a spot on the Bronco 35 Team, selected in a vote of over 2,000 Bronco fans.  

Kimo was drafted in the sixth round of the 1994 NFL Draft by Cincinnati, where he played for six seasons before playing another six with Pittsburgh and finishing his career with the New York Jets in 2006 and Philadelphia in 2007.

In 198 NFL games, von Oelhoffen started 147 games, and has 253 solo tackles and 26.5 sacks.  He won a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in 2005, making two tackles in Pittsburgh's 21-10 win over Seattle in Super Bowl XL.

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