Jesse Mahelona
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Jesse Mahelona

Jesse Mahelona
No. 60, 69, 74, 94
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1983-04-07)April 7, 1983
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Died:September 5, 2009(2009-09-05) (aged 26)
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:311 lb (141 kg)
Career information
NFL Draft:2006 / Round: 5 / Pick: 169
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Forced fumbles:0
Player 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.

College career

Mahelona attended and played college football at the University of Tennessee under head coach Phillip Fulmer. He contributed in the 2004 and 2005 seasons as a junior college transfer.[2]

Professional career

Tennessee Titans

He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.[3] He played ten games for the Titans in the 2006 season, and was released on September 11, 2007.[1][4]

Miami Dolphins

On October 24, 2007, Mahelona was waived by the Miami Dolphins.[5]

Atlanta Falcons

Mahelona was signed by the Atlanta Falcons on November 20 when Rod Coleman was placed on injured reserve.[6] He was cut on December 29, 2007.[7]

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.[8] 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.[7] Mahelona's vehicle collided with construction equipment. Police reported that speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.[9]


  1. ^ a b c "60 Jesse Mahelona". Archived from the original on September 9, 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  2. ^ "Jesse Mahelona". University of Tennessee Athletics. February 24, 2012. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "2006 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "Jesse Mahelona 2006 Game Log". Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ Friedman, Jackie. "Schulters returns to shore up secondary". Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "Kealakehe alum Mahelona signs with Falcons". The Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Former Local NFL Player Jesse Mahelona Dead". September 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  8. ^ "Mahelona 'celebration' slated for Sept. 26". September 13, 2009. Retrieved 2010.
  9. ^ "Former Local NFL Player Jesse Mahelona Dies in Crash". KGMB9. September 5, 2009. Archived from the original on September 15, 2009. Retrieved 2013.

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