Sept. 10, 2015
BOISE, Idaho â€" Former Boise State defensive lineman Kimo von Oelhoffen was announced Thursday as a finalist for the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016.
The list of 25 finalists (20 players, five coaches/contributors) will be voted on by the Selection Committee in the coming weeks, with the announcement of the six-member (five players, one coach/contributor) Class of 2016 set for Oct. 7.
von Oelhoffen won two letters at Boise State (1992-93) before moving on to the NFL, where he played for four teams over 14 seasons (1994-2007).
Drafted in the sixth round of the 1994 NFL Draft (162nd overall) by Cincinnati, von Oelhoffen spent six seasons with the Bengals (1994-99) before playing six years with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2000-05) and finishing his career with the New York Jets (2006) and Philadelphia Eagles (2007).
von Oelhoffen played in 198 games over his career with 147 starts, recording 26.5 sacks and 253 solo tackles. He would earn a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in 2005, making a pair of tackles in Pittsburgh's 21-10 victory over Seattle in Super Bowl XL.