Joe Maese

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Joseph Michael Maese (born December 2, 1978 in Morenci, Arizona) is a former American football linebacker/long snapper of the National Football League.


Maese was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He was the first pure long snapper ever drafted and the only long snapper drafted that year. He played college football at The University of New Mexico. Maese also played for the Detroit Lions and the Baltimore Blackbirds of the American Indoor Football Association.

Following his professional football career, Maese was employed as a firefighter in Howard County, Maryland Howard County, Maryland. [1]


  1. ^ Preston, Mike. "Ex-Raven Maese goes from football field to fire station". online article. The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 

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