|Born:||March 10, 1961|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||278 lb (126 kg)|
|High school:||Honolulu (HI) Farrington|
|NFL Draft:||1983 / Round: 11 / Pick: 289|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Manase Jesse Sapolu (born March 10, 1961) is a Samoan former American football player in the National Football League (NFL). He played both center and offensive guard, and played his entire career for the San Francisco 49ers.
Sapolu attended Farrington High School and the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Standing 6 feet 4 inches, 278 lbs., he was selected by the Oakland Invaders in the 17th round (199th pick overall) of the 1983 USFL Draft, and selected by San Francisco 49ers in the 11th round (289th pick overall) of the 1983 NFL Draft. He signed with the San Francisco 49ers on July 10, 1983.
Sapolu is one of six 49ers to own four Super Bowl championship rings (1984, 1988, 1989, and 1994), and the only one of those to earn a ring with the '94 team rather than their first title in 1981. He earned Pro Bowl honors in 1993 and 1994.
Since retiring in 1997, Sapolu and his wife Lisa have lived in [Southern, CA], and remains active in the community as well with the San Francisco 49ers alumni.
Sapolu has been an integral part in establishing the Polynesian Pro Football Hall of Fame, of which he is a co-founder. He now runs Men In The Trenches (MITT) in California.
- ^ "Super Bowl winners by player: Who has the most rings in NFL history?". Sporting News. 8 February 2021. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
- ^ Virgen, Steve (February 1, 2013). "Sapolu remains passionate, humble". Daily Pilot. Orange County, California.
- ^ "MITT 2020 Opening Day - February 2020".
- Sapolu, Jesse (2012). I Gave My Heart to San Francisco. Newport Beach: Celebrity Publishing. ISBN 9780983705963.
- Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame profile
- Media related to Jesse Sapolu at Wikimedia Commons
- 1961 births
- Living people
- American football centers
- American football offensive guards
- Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football players
- San Francisco 49ers players
- High school football coaches in California
- National Conference Pro Bowl players
- Sportspeople from Honolulu
- Players of American football from Honolulu
- Sportspeople from Apia
- Samoan players of American football
- Samoan emigrants to the United States
- American sportspeople of Samoan descent
- Ed Block Courage Award recipients