Jesse Mahelona

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Jesse Mahelona
No. 60, 69, 74, 94
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-04-07)April 7, 1983
Place of birth: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Date of death: September 5, 2009(2009-09-05) (aged 26)
Place of death: Hawaii
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 311 lb (141 kg)
Career information
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 5 / Pick: 169
Debuted in 2006 for the Tennessee Titans
Last played in 2007 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Tackles 11
Sacks 1.0
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at

Jesse Steven Kahuanani Mahelona (April 7, 1983 - September 5, 2009) was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.[1] He played college football at Tennessee.

Mahelona was also a member of the Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Professional career[edit]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 5th Round of the 2006 NFL Draft, played ten games for them in the 2006 season,and was released on September 11, 2007.[1]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On October 24, 2007, he was waived by the Miami Dolphins.

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons on November 20 when Rod Coleman was placed on injured reserve. Mahelona was cut on December 29, 2007.[2]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Mahelona was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 7, 2008,[1] after defensive tackle Tywain Myles was waived. He was cut August 30.[3] He did not make the opening day roster.


Mahelona was killed in an automobile accident in Hawaii early on the morning of September 5, 2009.[2] Mahelona's vehicle collided with construction equipment. Police reported that speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "60 Jesse Mahelona". Retrieved 2009-09-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Former Local NFL Player Jesse Mahelona Dead". 2009-09-06. Retrieved 2009-09-09. 
  3. ^ "Mahelona 'celebration' slated for Sept. 26". 2009-09-13. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
  4. ^ "Former Local NFL Player Jesse Mahelona Dies in Crash". KGMB9. 2009-09-05. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 

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