Paul Fanaika

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Paul Fanaika
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Fanaika with the Arizona Cardinals
Free agent
Position: Offensive guard
Personal information
Born: (1986-04-09) April 9, 1986 (age 32)
San Mateo, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 327 lb (148 kg)
Career information
High school: Millbrae (CA) Mills
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 7 / Pick: 213
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 33
Games started: 30
Player stats at

Pauliasi "Paul" Fanaika (born April 9, 1986) is an American football offensive guard who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona State.

Fanaika has been a member of the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns, Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs.

Early years[edit]

Fanaika attended Mills High School in Millbrae, California.

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Fanaika in August 2009.

Fanaika was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He was waived on September 5, 2009. He was re-signed to their practice squad on September 6, 2009.

Washington Redskins[edit]

Fanaika was signed off the Eagles practice squad on November 23 by the Washington Redskins. He was waived on June 14, 2010.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Fanaika was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns on June 15, 2010 but released on September 4, 2010 before the season started. One day later, he signed with the Browns' practice squad.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Fanaika was signed off the Cleveland Browns' practice squad on December 14, 2010 by the Seattle Seahawks.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Fanaika signed with the Arizona Cardinals on April 24, 2013, and started all 16 games that season.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Fanaika signed a $8.1 million, three-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on March 11, 2015.[1][2]

On April 26, 2016, the Chiefs released Fanaika.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Has a cousin Jason Fanaika went to Utah State and then transferred to Utah. He played one season with the San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL before retiring.[4]


  1. ^ "Chiefs Sign Offensive Lineman Paul Fanaika". March 12, 2015. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  2. ^ Paylor, Terez (March 12, 2015). "Chiefs officially sign guard Paul Fanaika". Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  3. ^ Alper, Josh (April 26, 2016). "Chiefs release Paul Fanaika". Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  4. ^ "Utah edge rusher Jason Fanaika has a cousin on the Chiefs". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved 21 August 2016.

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