Dan Saleaumua

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Dan Saleaumua
No. 97
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-11-25) November 25, 1964 (age 49)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: National City (CA) Sweetwater
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 7 / Pick: 175
Debuted in 1987 for the Detroit Lions
Last played in 1998 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com
 
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Dan Saleaumua
No. 97
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-11-25) November 25, 1964 (age 49)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: National City (CA) Sweetwater
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 7 / Pick: 175
Debuted in 1987 for the Detroit Lions
Last played in 1998 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Raymond Daniel Saleaumua (born November 25, 1964)[1] is a Samoan American former American football player in the National Football League. He played professionally for the Detroit Lions, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Seattle Seahawks.

Early life[edit]

Saleaumua was born in San Diego, California. He attended high school at Sweetwater High and attended college at Arizona State.[2] He played Nose tackle, defensive tackle, and defensive end throughout his college and pro career.[2][3]

Professional career[edit]

Saleaumua played in the NFL for twelve seasons.[4] He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 7th round (175th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft.[5] He played for the Detroit Lions for two years, 1987 and 1988.

He then played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1989 to 1996, and finally the Seattle Seahawks in 1997 and 1998. He played in the Pro Bowl in 1995.[3] His fumble recovery record for the Kansas City Chiefs (18) still stands. He graduated from Arizona State in 1997.

Life after the NFL[edit]

Saleaumua was the volunteer defensive line coach in 2000 and 2001 for Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Arizona. In January 2011, he led his team to a commanding 21-8 victory as head coach in the Polynesian All American Classic Bowl game in Los Angeles.

Saleaumua lives in Phoenix, Arizona and Kansas City, Missouri. He has been an entrepreneur and business owner since his NFL career. Saleaumua also holds youth sports camps and clinics in the Kansas City area and does group and private football training. He is the father of two grown sons.

Saleaumua is a tireless fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, and hosts many events throughout the year. Details can be found at www.saleaumua.com.

Career statistics[edit]

YearAGETeamLGGPSKSFYINTYDSLNGTDTOTOWROPRYDSTD
198722DETNFL92.00000000000
198823DETNFL162.00000010000
198924KANNFL162.0012121000520
199025KANNFL167.00000000601
199126KANNFL161.50000000200
199227KANNFL166.00000000100
199328KANNFL163.50113130001161
199429KANNFL141.00000000100
199530KANNFL167.00100000100
199631KANNFL150.00000000000
199732SEANFL163.50000000100
199833SEANFL110.00000000000
12 NFL Season Totals17735.50334001018182

Punts and kickoffs:

YearAGETeamLGGPRETYDSAVGFCLNGTDRETYDSAVGLNGTD
198722DETNFL9000.000035719.0210
198823DETNFL16000.0000100.000
198924KANNFL16000.0000188.080
199025KANNFL16000.0000000.000
199126KANNFL16000.0000000.000
199227KANNFL16000.0000000.000
199328KANNFL16000.0000000.000
199429KANNFL14000.0000000.000
199530KANNFL16000.0000000.000
199631KANNFL15000.0000000.000
199732SEANFL16000.0000000.000
199833SEANFL11000.0000000.000
12 NFL Season Totals177000.000056513.000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Players: Dan Saleaumua". National Football League. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  2. ^ a b Hazeltine, Rick (1987-04-29). "1987 Draft: Saleaumua Is Headed for Detroit: ASU Nose Guard Reunited With Former Coach Rogers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  3. ^ a b "Dan Saleaumua". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  4. ^ "Dan Saleaumua". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dan Saleaumua". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 

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