3 reasons why rooting for Talanoa Hufanga has been fun and easy

Talanoa Hufanga #29 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images)
Talanoa Hufanga #29 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images) /
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Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers
Troy Polamalu #43 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

No. 2 reason Talanoa Hufanga is easy to root for: The Troy Polamalu comparisons won’t go away

OK, so some may be annoyed a bit that Talanoa Hufanga has constantly drawn comparisons to Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame legend Troy Polamalu, and perhaps someone should put a dollar into the “every time someone says Hufanga trains with and plays like Polamalu” tip jar when someone points it out during a game broadcast.

The Polynesian roots are always going to be there, as is the fact both players played their collegiate ball at USC.

Then, there are the flowing locks of hair that make a bald person (such as this writer) exceptionally jealous.

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It might have been one thing to compare Hufanga’s journey to the NFL to that of Polamalu, both players’ roots and the fact they train together. But, when Hufanga began making Polamalu-type plays on the field, it opened up the discussion to an entirely new level.

And if Hufanga winds up being half the player Polamalu was over the course of his exceptional career, it’ll only reinforce the fact the 49ers got an absolute steal in Hufanga.