Jesse Mahelona
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Jesse Mahelona

Jesse Mahelona
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Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1983-04-07)April 7, 1983
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Died:September 5, 2009(2009-09-05) (aged 26)
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
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:11
Sacks:1.0
Forced fumbles:0
Player stats at NFL.com

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

Tennessee Titans

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

Miami Dolphins

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

Atlanta Falcons

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

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.

Death

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]

References

  1. ^ a b c "60 Jesse Mahelona". jaguars.com. Archived from the original on September 9, 2009. Retrieved 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Former Local NFL Player Jesse Mahelona Dead". thaidian.com. September 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  3. ^ "Mahelona 'celebration' slated for Sept. 26". westhawaitoday.com. September 13, 2009. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ "Former Local NFL Player Jesse Mahelona Dies in Crash". KGMB9. September 5, 2009. Archived from the original on September 15, 2009. Retrieved 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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