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| position = [[Defensive tackle]]
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| birth_date = {{birth date and age|1964|11|25|mf=y}}
 
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| birth_place = [[San Diego, California]]
 
| birth_place = [[San Diego, California]]
 
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| highschool = [[Sweetwater High School (National City, California)|National City (CA) Sweetwater]]
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| draftround = 7
 
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| draftpick = 175
 
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| debutyear = 1987
 
| debutteam = Detroit Lions
 
| finalyear = 1998
 
| finalteam = Seattle Seahawks
 
 
| pastteams =
 
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*[[Detroit Lions]] ({{NFL Year|1987}}–{{NFL Year|1988}})
 
*[[Detroit Lions]] ({{NFL Year|1987}}–{{NFL Year|1988}})
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*[[Seattle Seahawks]] ({{NFL Year|1997}}–{{NFL Year|1998}})
 
*[[Seattle Seahawks]] ({{NFL Year|1997}}–{{NFL Year|1998}})
 
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* [[All-Pro]] ([[1990 All-Pro Team|1990]])
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* [[Pro Bowl]] ([[1996 Pro Bowl|1995]])
 
* [[All-Pro]] ([[1990 All-Pro Team|1990]])
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| pfr = SaleDa00
 
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==Early life==
 
==Early life==
Saleaumua was born in [[San Diego, California]]. He attended high school at [[Sweetwater High School (National City, California)|Sweetwater High]] and attended college at [[Arizona State]].<ref name="headed">{{cite news|last=Hazeltine|first=Rick|title=1987 Draft: Saleaumua Is Headed for Detroit: ASU Nose Guard Reunited With Former Coach Rogers|work=Los Angeles Times|date=1987-04-29|url=http://articles.latimes.com/1987-04-29/sports/sp-1400_1_nose-guard|accessdate=2010-08-07}}</ref> He played [[Nose tackle]], [[defensive tackle]], and [[defensive end]] throughout his college and pro career.<ref name="headed"/><ref name="pfr">{{cite web|title=Dan Saleaumua|publisher=Pro Football Reference|url=http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SaleDa00.htm|accessdate=2010-08-07}}</ref>
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Saleaumua was born in [[San Diego, California]]. He attended high school at [[Sweetwater High School (National City, California)|Sweetwater High]] and attended college at [[Arizona State]].<ref name="headed">{{cite news|last=Hazeltine|first=Rick|title=1987 Draft: Saleaumua Is Headed for Detroit: ASU Nose Guard Reunited With Former Coach Rogers|work=Los Angeles Times|date=1987-04-29|url=http://articles.latimes.com/1987-04-29/sports/sp-1400_1_nose-guard|accessdate=2010-08-07}}</ref> He played [[Nose tackle]], [[defensive tackle]], and [[defensive end]] throughout his college and pro career.<ref name="headed"/><ref name="pfr">{{cite web|title=Dan Saleaumua|publisher=Pro Football Reference|url=https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SaleDa00.htm|accessdate=2010-08-07}}</ref>
   
 
==Professional career==
 
==Professional career==
Saleaumua played in the NFL for twelve seasons.<ref>{{cite web|url= http://www.nfl.com/player/dansaleaumua/2502806/profile|title= Dan Saleaumua |publisher= NFL Enterprises LLC |accessdate= September 14, 2012}}</ref> He was drafted by the [[Detroit Lions]] in the 7th round (175th overall) of the [[1987 NFL Draft]].<ref>{{cite web|url= http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SaleDa00.htm|title= Dan Saleaumua |publisher= Pro-Football-Reference.com |accessdate= September 14, 2012}}</ref> He played for the Detroit Lions for two years, 1987 and 1988.
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Saleaumua played in the NFL for twelve seasons.<ref>{{cite web|url= http://www.nfl.com/player/dansaleaumua/2502806/profile|title= Dan Saleaumua |publisher= NFL Enterprises LLC |accessdate= September 14, 2012}}</ref> He was drafted by the [[Detroit Lions]] in the 7th round (175th overall) of the [[1987 NFL Draft]].<ref>{{cite web|url= https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SaleDa00.htm|title= Dan Saleaumua |publisher= Pro-Football-Reference.com |accessdate= September 14, 2012}}</ref> 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.<ref name="pfr"/> His fumble recovery record for the Kansas City Chiefs (18) still stands. He graduated from Arizona State in 1997.
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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.<ref name="pfr"/> His fumble recovery record for the Kansas City Chiefs (17) still stands. He graduated from Arizona State in 1997.
   
 
==Life after the NFL==
 
==Life after the NFL==
 
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 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. Saleaumua also holds youth sports camps and clinics in the Kansas City area and does group and private football training. He is the father of two grown sons.
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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.
   
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In January 2019 Dan Saleaumua was inducted into the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame.
Saleaumua is a tireless fundraiser for the [[American Cancer Society]], and hosts many events throughout the year. The next event will be a golf tournament in Independence, MO on June 1, 2013. Details can be found at [http://www.saleaumua.com www.saleaumua.com.]
 
   
 
==Career statistics==
 
==Career statistics==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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* [http://www.saleaumua.com Dan Saleaumua’s Take a Swing at Cancer]
 
* [http://www.saleaumua.com Dan Saleaumua’s Take a Swing at Cancer]
* [http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SaleDa00.htm Pro-Football-Reference.com: Dan Saleaumua]
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* [https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SaleDa00.htm Pro-Football-Reference.com: Dan Saleaumua]
 
* [http://www.nfl.com/player/dansaleaumua/2502806/profile NFL Enterprises LLC: Dan Saleaumua]
 
* [http://www.nfl.com/player/dansaleaumua/2502806/profile NFL Enterprises LLC: Dan Saleaumua]
   
 
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| NAME = Saleaumua, Dan
 
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| SHORT DESCRIPTION = American football player
 
| DATE OF BIRTH = 1964-11-25
 
| PLACE OF BIRTH = [[San Diego, California]]
 
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[[Category:Seattle Seahawks players]]
 
[[Category:Seattle Seahawks players]]
 
[[Category:Arizona State Sun Devils football players]]
 
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[[Category:Samoan players of American football]]
 
[[Category:American people of Samoan descent]]
 
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[[Category:Players of American football from California]]
 
[[Category:Players of American football from California]]

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Dan Saleaumua
No. 97     
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-11-25) November 25, 1964 (age 56)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Career information
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 7 / Pick: 175
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Detroit Lions ( 1987 1988)
Career highlights and awards
* Pro Bowl (1995)
Sacks     35.5
Interceptions     3
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Raymond Daniel Saleaumua (born November 25, 1964)[1] 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.

Early life

Saleaumua was born in San Diego, California. He attended high school at Sweetwater High and attended college at Arizona State.[2] He played Nose tackle, defensive tackle, and defensive end throughout his college and pro career.[2][3]

Professional career

Saleaumua played in the NFL for twelve seasons.[4] He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 7th round (175th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft.[5] 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.[3] His fumble recovery record for the Kansas City Chiefs (17) still stands. He graduated from Arizona State in 1997.

Life after the NFL

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.

Career statistics

Year AGE Team LG GP SK SFY INT YDS LNG TD TOT OWR OPR YDS TD
1987 22 DET NFL 9 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 23 DET NFL 16 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1989 24 KAN NFL 16 2.0 0 1 21 21 0 0 0 5 2 0
1990 25 KAN NFL 16 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1
1991 26 KAN NFL 16 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
1992 27 KAN NFL 16 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1993 28 KAN NFL 16 3.5 0 1 13 13 0 0 0 1 16 1
1994 29 KAN NFL 14 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1995 30 KAN NFL 16 7.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1996 31 KAN NFL 15 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 32 SEA NFL 16 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1998 33 SEA NFL 11 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 NFL Season Totals 177 35.5 0 3 34 0 0 1 0 18 18 2

Punts and kickoffs:

Year AGE Team LG GP RET YDS AVG FC LNG TD RET YDS AVG LNG TD
1987 22 DET NFL 9 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 3 57 19.0 21 0
1988 23 DET NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
1989 24 KAN NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 8 8.0 8 0
1990 25 KAN NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1991 26 KAN NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1992 27 KAN NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1993 28 KAN NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1994 29 KAN NFL 14 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1995 30 KAN NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1996 31 KAN NFL 15 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1997 32 SEA NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1998 33 SEA NFL 11 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
12 NFL Season Totals 177 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 5 65 13.0 0 0

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