Dan Saleaumua

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Dan Saleaumua
No. 97
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-11-25) November 25, 1964 (age 50)
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]

Year AGE Team LG GP SK SFY INT YDS LNG TD TOT OWR OPR YDS TD
1987 22 DET NFL 9 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 23 DET NFL 16 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1989 24 KAN NFL 16 2.0 0 1 21 21 0 0 0 5 2 0
1990 25 KAN NFL 16 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1
1991 26 KAN NFL 16 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
1992 27 KAN NFL 16 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1993 28 KAN NFL 16 3.5 0 1 13 13 0 0 0 1 16 1
1994 29 KAN NFL 14 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1995 30 KAN NFL 16 7.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1996 31 KAN NFL 15 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 32 SEA NFL 16 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1998 33 SEA NFL 11 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 NFL Season Totals 177 35.5 0 3 34 0 0 1 0 18 18 2

Punts and kickoffs:

Year AGE Team LG GP RET YDS AVG FC LNG TD RET YDS AVG LNG TD
1987 22 DET NFL 9 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 3 57 19.0 21 0
1988 23 DET NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
1989 24 KAN NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 8 8.0 8 0
1990 25 KAN NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1991 26 KAN NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1992 27 KAN NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1993 28 KAN NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1994 29 KAN NFL 14 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1995 30 KAN NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1996 31 KAN NFL 15 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1997 32 SEA NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1998 33 SEA NFL 11 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
12 NFL Season Totals 177 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 5 65 13.0 0 0

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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