Maake Kemoeatu

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Ma'ake Tu'amelle Kemoeatu is a former professional football nose tackle. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2002 and played for four seasons. In 2006, he signed with the Carolina Panthers as a free agent. He suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon during the 2009 training camp and was put on injured reserve. He was released on March 5, 2010. On March 13, he signed a two-year contract with the Washington Redskins and was released on July 28, 2011.

Before retiring, he returned to the Baltimore Ravens in May 2012 and won his first championship title when the Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII. He retired in order to donate a kidney to his younger brother Chris Kemoeatu (former NFL offensive lineman).

Kemoeatu was born on January 10, 1979, in Tonga. He moved to Oahu, Hawaii, with his family when he was a child. He played college football for the University of Utah, where he was a four-year letterman and three-year starter.