Jesse Mahelona
No. 60, 69, 74, 94     
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-04-07)April 7, 1983
Place of birth: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Date of death: September 5, 2009(2009-09-05) (aged 26)
Place of death: Hawaii
Career information
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 5 / Pick: 169
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Tennessee Titans ( 2006 2007)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Tackles     11
Sacks     1.0
Forced fumbles     0
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.

Professional careerEdit

Tennessee TitansEdit

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 DolphinsEdit

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

Atlanta FalconsEdit

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 JaguarsEdit

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.


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]


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