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|Date of birth:November 25, 1964|
|Place of birth: San Diego, California|
|College: Arizona State|
|NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 7 / Pick: 175|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*Detroit Lions ( 1987– 1988)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Pro Bowl (1995)|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Raymond Daniel Saleaumua (born November 25, 1964) is a Samoan American former American football player in the National Football League. He played professionally for the Detroit Lions, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Seattle Seahawks.
Saleaumua was born in San Diego, California. He attended high school at Sweetwater High and attended college at Arizona State. He played Nose tackle, defensive tackle, and defensive end throughout his college and pro career.
Saleaumua played in the NFL for twelve seasons. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 7th round (175th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft. He played for the Detroit Lions for two years, 1987 and 1988.
He then played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1989 to 1996, and finally the Seattle Seahawks in 1997 and 1998. He played in the Pro Bowl in 1995. His fumble recovery record for the Kansas City Chiefs (17) still stands. He graduated from Arizona State in 1997.
Life after the NFLEdit
Saleaumua was the volunteer defensive line coach in 2000 and 2001 for Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Arizona. In January 2011, he led his team to a commanding 21-8 victory as head coach in the Polynesian All American Classic Bowl game in Los Angeles.
Saleaumua lives in Phoenix, Arizona and Kansas City, Missouri. He has been an entrepreneur and business owner since his NFL career. He is the father of two grown sons.
In January 2019 Dan Saleaumua was inducted into the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame.
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- ↑ "All-Time Players: Dan Saleaumua". National Football League. http://www.nfl.com/players/dansaleaumua/profile?id=SAL276860. Retrieved 2010-08-07.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Hazeltine, Rick (1987-04-29). "1987 Draft: Saleaumua Is Headed for Detroit: ASU Nose Guard Reunited With Former Coach Rogers". Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/1987-04-29/sports/sp-1400_1_nose-guard. Retrieved 2010-08-07.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Dan Saleaumua". Pro Football Reference. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SaleDa00.htm. Retrieved 2010-08-07.
- ↑ "Dan Saleaumua". NFL Enterprises LLC. http://www.nfl.com/player/dansaleaumua/2502806/profile. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
- ↑ "Dan Saleaumua". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SaleDa00.htm. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
- Dan Saleaumua’s Take a Swing at Cancer
- Pro-Football-Reference.com: Dan Saleaumua
- NFL Enterprises LLC: Dan Saleaumua