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Ma'ake Kemoeatu

Date of birth : 1979-01-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Pule'anga Fakatu'i'o, Tonga
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-19

Ma'ake Tu'amelie Kemoeatu is an American football defensive tackle for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.

Kemoeatu has played in 107 games with 61 starts in an eight-year career with Baltimore (2002-05) and Carolina (2006-09). He has registered 291 tackles (183 solo), four sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Kemoeatu spent the 2009 season on the Panthers’ injured reserve after suffering a torn Achilles tendon during training camp. In 2008, he totaled 40 tackles (31 solo), two passes defensed and a forced fumble while starting 14 games.

* Has played in 107 career games with 61 starts.
* Has amassed 208 career tackles, 4 sacks, a forced fumble, and has 7 passes defended.

2009 (Panthers)
* Placed on injured reserve (8/5) with an injured right Achilles tendon and missed the entire season.

2008 (Panthers)
* Started first 14 games of season before sustaining an ankle injury vs. Denver (12/14) that caused him to be inactive at the New York Giants (12/21) and at New Orleans (12/28). Injury ended streak of 46 consecutive games played since joining the Panthers in 2006.
* Posted 40 tackles, seven quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and two passes defensed.
* Made crucial penetration vs. Chicago (9/14) to help produce a stop on fourth-and-one from the 50-yard line with 1:52 remaining.
* Contributed to defensive effort vs. Kansas City (10/5) that recorded the fourth regular season shutout in team history, while limiting the Chiefs to 127 total yards.
* Forced a fumble in the third quarter vs. Arizona (10/26) at the Cardinals 18-yard line that was recovered by linebacker Thomas Davis and led to the game-tying score.
* Played role in goal-line stand at one-yard line at Green Bay (11/30) which held the Packers to a field goal and enabled the Panthers to score the game-winning touchdown on their ensuing possession.
* Started at defensive tackle in NFC Divisional playoff game vs. Arizona (1/10) and notched six tackles, including one for loss.

2007 (Panthers)
* Played in all 16 games with 13 starts and posted 56 tackles, three quarterback hurries and one pass deflection.
* Key member of Carolina defense that finished the season 11th in the NFL in yards per play and fourth in rushing yards per attempt.
* Helped defense limit opponents to less than 100 yards rushing in seven contests.
* Part of a defensive effort at Arizona (10/14) that forced five turnovers and held the Cardinals to 98 yards rushing.
* Contributed to defensive performance vs. San Francisco that produced a season-high six takeaways and generated a season-high six quarterback sacks.

2006 (Panthers)
* Played in 16 games with 13 starts at defensive tackle and posted 42 tackles, eight quarterback hurries and one pass defensed.
* Was a key contributor to Carolina defense that finished seventh in the NFL in total defense and tied for eighth in scoring defense, allowing 19.1 points per game.
* Helped unit rank 11th in the League in rushing yards per game, third in third-down efficiency and seventh in sacks per pass play.
* Helped defense limit opponents to less than 100 yards rushing in nine contests.
* Recorded a season high six tackles vs. Dallas (10/29).
* Played a key role in the Panthers recording their third regular season shutout in team history vs. St. Louis (11/19) after previously holding the Buccaneers scoreless in a 24-0 victory versus Tampa Bay (12/1/96) and limiting the Saints to no points in a 13-0 win at New Orleans (10/19/97).

2005 (Ravens)
* Started all 16 games at nose tackle and accumulated a career-high 70 tackles in addition to compiling one sack and one fumble recovery.
* Played a key role on Baltimore defense that stood second in the AFC in total defense and yards per play, allowing just 284.7 yards per game and 4.56 yards per play.
* Helped limit opponents to less than 100 yards rushing in 12 contests.
* Recovered a fumble at Cincinnati (11/27).
* Recorded a sack at Cleveland (1/1).

2004 (Ravens)
* Played in 14 games with three starts and registered 48 tackles.
* Contributed to a Baltimore defense that ranked first in the AFC and second in the NFL with an average of 3.58 yards allowed per rush.
* Started at nose tackle in place of an injured Kelly Gregg vs. Pittsburgh (9/19) and tallied five tackles as part of defensive effort that held Steelers to 93 yards rushing in their only regular season loss.
* Made second consecutive start at nose tackle at Cincinnati (9/26) and led the defensive line with a career-best eight tackles.
* Started as an extra defensive lineman at New England (11/28) when Ravens opened in special defensive alignment.

2003 (Ravens)
* Appeared in 15 games with one start producing 24 tackles, one sack and one pass defensed.
* Part of Baltimore defensive unit that finished third in the NFL in total defense and yielded the fewest yards per play (4.23) in the League.
* Started as an extra defensive lineman at Oakland (12/14) when Ravens opened in special defensive alignment.
* Corralled one sack at Cleveland (12/21) and accounted for a season-high five tackles.
* Played in AFC Wild Card game versus Tennessee (1/3) and notched two tackles.

2002 (Ravens)
* Earned spot on Baltimore’s roster as an undrafted rookie free agent.
* Saw action in 16 games with one start recording 32 tackles and two sacks, while helping the Ravens’ defense surrender an AFC-low 3.74 yards per rush.
* Made first NFL start at defensive end in regular season opener at Carolina (9/8) and recorded two tackles.
* Collected first NFL sack at Indianapolis (10/13), and also contributed a quarterback pressure that resulted in a Ravens interception.
* Posted a sack at Pittsburgh (12/29).


* Four-year letterman and three-year starter at Utah.
* Played in 43 games with 35 starts and finished career with 160 tackles and nine sacks.
* Started every game but one while recording 30 tackles en route to garnering All-Mountain West Conference honorable mention honors as a senior in 2001.
* Started every game at nose guard as a junior, posting 52 tackles and four sacks on his way to becoming an All-Mountain West Conference honorable mention selection.
* Started every game at nose guard as a sophomore, registering 59 tackles and five sacks, while blocking two kicks, including a field goal against Brigham Young and an extra point to preserve a 17-16 win against Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl.
* Appeared in 10 games as a true freshman with three starts and was responsible for 19 tackles.


* Attended Kahuku (Hawaii) High School.
* Majored in sociology at Utah.
* Brother, Chris, plays guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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