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46. Dan Saleaumua

Dan Saleaumua played eight seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs with two seasons bookended with Detroit at the beginning and Seattle at the end and it was his time in Kansas City that was by far and away the best of his career.

Splitting his time between Nose Tackle and Defensive Tackle (much like he did at Arizona State) Dan Saleaumua would start 116 of his 125 Games for the Chiefs.  He would prove to be a strong pass rusher and would net 28.0 Sacks over his career.  Saleaumua would be named to the Pro Bowl in 1995.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive Tackle, Nose Tackle
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent prior to the 1989 Season.
  • Departed: Signed with the Seattle Seahawks prior to the 1997 Season.
  • Games Played: 125
  • Notable Statistics:

    116 Games Started

    3 Interceptions

    34 Interception Return Yards

    17 Fumble Recoveries

    18 Fumble Recovery Yards

    2 Fumble Recovery Touchdowns

    28 Quarterback Sacks

    495 Combined Tackles

    477 Solo Tackles*

    18 Assisted Tackles*

    2 Safeties

    *This was not a statistic until 1994.
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl (1995)
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