Former Washington Redskins offensive lineman Ray Schoenke is one of six members of the Polynesian Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015.
Schoenke, a native of Wahiawa, Hawai’i, joined the Redskins in 1965 and was a key contributor for 10 seasons, starting 64 games and helping lead the Burgundy and Gold to a Super Bowl appearance in 1972.
Redskins owner Dan Snyder congratulated Schoenke on his induction.
“I’m very happy for my friend Ray,”he said. “His professional accomplishments are well documented but his commitment to our community and his commitment its people are what make him a Hall of Famer.”
President and general manager Bruce Allen also applauded the former Redskin on the prestigious honor.
“Ray has always demonstrated all of the traits of a winner on and off the field,” he said. “We proudly congratulate Ray on this well deserved honor. Ho’omaika’i ‘ana!”
Schoenke is the second former Redskin to be inducted into the Polynesian Hall of Fame, joining Kurt Gouveia, who was inducted last year.
He was selected by a committee including past college football head coaches Dick Tomey (Chairman), LaVell Edwards and Ron McBride, ESPN SportsCenter anchor Neil Everett, NFL player personnel expert Gil Brandt, past NFLPA president and Inaugural Inductee Kevin Mawae and Hawai’i sportscaster Robert Kekaula.
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