Freddy Keiaho

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Freddy Keiaho
No. --     Free Agent
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-12-18) December 18, 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth: Suva, Fiji
Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Weight: 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
College: San Diego State
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 3 / Pick: 94
Debuted in 2006 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
Roster status: Free Agent
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2010
Tackles 243
Sacks 1.5
INT 1
Stats at NFL.com

Freddy Keiaho, born Naivote Taulawakeiaho, (born) December 18, 1982 in Suva, Fiji) is Fijian professional American football player who is currently a Free Agent linebacker in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the San Diego State University Aztecs, and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He joined the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2010 season. He is the first Fijian to play in the NFL.

Early life[edit]

Keiaho was born Naivote Taulawakeiaho in Suva, Fiji. He grew up in Ventura, California and played high school football for Buena High School, where he was a star athlete. Freddy's older brother, George, was a star running back at Buena High School, rushing for 6,615 yards from 1990-1993 before accepting a scholarship to Washington and later attending Cal Lutheran. His other older brother, Roger Keiaho, is the lead singer of the rock band Rey Fresco.

Football career[edit]

Keiaho attended San Diego State University, where he played for the San Diego State Aztecs football team. He was drafted into the National Football League in 2006, being picked up by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. As such he became the first Fijian ever drafted into the NFL. He played with the Colts for four seasons, 2006–2009. In 2010 he was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars. After spending most of the 2010 season on injured reserve, he was released with an injury settlement in December 2010.[1]

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