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Kevin Mawae
C #68
Height:
6-4
Weight:
289
College:
LSU
Experience:
16

Biography

6’4” • 289 lbs. • Born: 1.23.71 • Exp. (NFL/Titans): 16/4 • UFA (N.Y. Jets) – 2006 • LSU

Pro Bowls (7): 1999, 2000,2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008

PRO: In his three seasons with the Titans, Kevin Mawae has delivered credibility, leadership, veteran savvy and athleticism to the offensive line. He earned recognition in 2008 with his seventh career Pro Bowl invitation and a first-team Associated Press All-Pro selection. A technician at the center position, the team captain has played a pivotal role in the Titans ranking in the Top 10 in the NFL in rushing in each of the past three seasons. Including Travis Henry’s 1,211 rushing yards in 2006, LenDale White’s 1,110 rushing yards in 2007 and Chris Johnson’s 1,228 yards in 2008, Mawae has blocked for a 1,000-yard running back in 12 of his 15 NFL seasons. Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on March 14, 2006, he was one of the club’s major free agency acquisitions in recent years. Prior to his arrival in Tennessee, Mawae spent his first four NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks (1994-97) and then eight seasons with the New York Jets (1998-05). With 225 career games, including 222 starts, Mawae ranks first in the NFL among current offensive linemen in career games played. The only player currently on the Titans roster with more experience than Mawae is punter Craig Hentrich (239). Additionally, Mawae has played and started in seven postseason games throughout his career, all with the Jets. In 2005, his final year with the Jets, he started six games before suffering a torn tricep in his left arm. The injury, which was the first of his career that took him out of the lineup, forced him to be placed on injured reserve and ended a consecutive streak of 177 games played (59 with Seattle and 118 with the Jets). It also ended his run of six consecutive Pro Bowl selections (1999-04). During his Jets career, the 6-foot-4, 289-pound center helped Jets running backs to 44 100-yard games and paved the way for Curtis Martin to become the NFL’s fourth all-time leading rusher. Martin eclipsed the 1,000-yard barrier in seven of the eight seasons Mawae was with the Jets (1998-05). In 2004, Martin led the NFL with 1,697 rushing yards. As a rookie in 1994, Mawae played in 14 games with 11 starts at right guard for the Seahawks. He started all 16 games at right guard in his second year, then moved to the center position at the start of his third season and has remained at that spot ever since. The Louisiana State University Athletic Hall of Fame member was originally drafted by Seattle in the second round (36th overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft.

2009 (16/16/0/0): Leads all active NFL offensive linemen with 241 regular season games played … Member of an offensive line that blocked for the NFL’s second-best rushing attack (162.0 yards per game) and opened holes for Chris Johnson who became just the sixth player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards … Part of an offensive front that allowed just 16 sacks, the second fewest in the NFL … Helped open holes for Titans’ rushers to gain 305 rushing yards, the second most yards on the ground in franchise history, against Jacksonville (11/1/09).

at Pittsburgh (9/10): Started at center and was a member of an offensive front that helped amass 320 total yards of offense. Houston (9/20): Started at center and helped open holes for the Titans to gain 240 yards on the ground, including a then career-best 197 rushing yards from Chris Johnson. at N.Y. Jets (9/27): Started at center. at Jacksonville (10/4): Started at center and was a member of an offensive front that did not allow a sack in 48 pass attempts. Indianapolis (10/11): Started at center. at New England (10/18): Started at center and opened holes for Titans rushers to gain 193 yards on the ground. Jacksonville (11/1): Started at center and helped open holes for Titans’ rushers to gain 305 rushing yards, the second most yards on the ground in franchise history … Part of an offensive front that did not allow a sack on 18 pass attempts in the Titans’ 30-13 victory. at San Francisco (11/8): Started at center and was a member of an offensive front that blocked for Titans’ rushers to gain 152 yards on the ground in a 34-27 victory. Buffalo (11/15): Started at center and was a part of an offensive front that did not allow a sack on 25 pass attempts in the Titans’ 41-17 win. at Houston (11/23): Started at center and was a member of an offensive line that didn’t allow a sack and opened holes for Titans’ rushers to gain 228 yards in the 20-17 Monday Night Football victory. Arizona (11/29): Started at center and was a part of an offensive front that helped the unit amass 532 total yards in the Titans’ 20-17 come-from-behind victory. at Indianapolis (12/6): Started at center and was a member of an offensive line that allowed just one sack on 43 pass attempts. St. Louis (12/13): Started at center … Was a part of an offensive front that did not allow a sack on 27 pass attempts and opened holes for ball carriers to gain 160 yards on the ground in the Titans’ commanding 47-7 victory. Miami (12/20): Started at center in the Titans’ 27-24 overtime win. San Diego (12/25): Started at center and opened holes for Titans’ ball carriers to gain 182 yards on the ground. at Seattle (1/3): Started at center and was a member of an offensive front that opened holes for Chris Johnson to gain 134 yards on the ground, allowing him to surpass 2,000 rushing yards for the season … Part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack on 28 pass attempts in the Titans’ season-ending 17-13 victory.

6’4” • 289 lbs. • Born: 1.23.71 • Exp. (NFL/Titans): 16/4 • UFA (N.Y. Jets) – 2006 • LSU

2008 GP/GS: 15/15 (Playoffs 0/0) • Career GP/GS: 225/222 (Playoffs 7/7) • Leesville, La.

Pro Bowls (7): 1999, 2000,2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008

PRO: In his three seasons with the Titans, Kevin Mawae has delivered credibility, leadership, veteran savvy and athleticism to the offensive line. He earned recognition in 2008 with his seventh career Pro Bowl invitation and a first-team Associated Press All-Pro selection. A technician at the center position, the team captain has played a pivotal role in the Titans ranking in the Top 10 in the NFL in rushing in each of the past three seasons. Including Travis Henry’s 1,211 rushing yards in 2006, LenDale White’s 1,110 rushing yards in 2007 and Chris Johnson’s 1,228 yards in 2008, Mawae has blocked for a 1,000-yard running back in 12 of his 15 NFL seasons. Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on March 14, 2006, he was one of the club’s major free agency acquisitions in recent years. Prior to his arrival in Tennessee, Mawae spent his first four NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks (1994-97) and then eight seasons with the New York Jets (1998-05). With 225 career games, including 222 starts, Mawae ranks first in the NFL among current offensive linemen in career games played. The only player currently on the Titans roster with more experience than Mawae is punter Craig Hentrich (239). Additionally, Mawae has played and started in seven postseason games throughout his career, all with the Jets. In 2005, his final year with the Jets, he started six games before suffering a torn tricep in his left arm. The injury, which was the first of his career that took him out of the lineup, forced him to be placed on injured reserve and ended a consecutive streak of 177 games played (59 with Seattle and 118 with the Jets). It also ended his run of six consecutive Pro Bowl selections (1999-04). During his Jets career, the 6-foot-4, 289-pound center helped Jets running backs to 44 100-yard games and paved the way for Curtis Martin to become the NFL’s fourth all-time leading rusher. Martin eclipsed the 1,000-yard barrier in seven of the eight seasons Mawae was with the Jets (1998-05). In 2004, Martin led the NFL with 1,697 rushing yards. As a rookie in 1994, Mawae played in 14 games with 11 starts at right guard for the Seahawks. He started all 16 games at right guard in his second year, then moved to the center position at the start of his third season and has remained at that spot ever since. The Louisiana State University Athletic Hall of Fame member was originally drafted by Seattle in the second round (36th overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft.

TITANS TIDBITS:

• Mawae was elected president of the NFL Players Association in 2008 and has played a key role in the union’s decision-making process since taking the post, including the election of new executive director DeMaurice Smith.

• During the 2008 offseason, Mawae and his family spent two weeks in Africa with Children’s Cup International Relief, a missions organization that the Mawae family has helped support financially. They traveled primarily in Swaziland, Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania.

• Mawae, one of the most popular Titans among the local media, was named to NFL.com’s All-Interview team.

• Mawae was a decorated member of the community during his time in New York, and he has continued that commitment in Tennessee. In 2007, he was named a Titans Community All-Star and was recognized as The Home Depot Neighborhood MVP for the Titans. Among many charitable efforts, he has strong relationship with Mercy Ministries, has served as a non-paid football coach for Grassland Athletic Association in Williamson County, Tenn., was involved in refurbishing a football field at McMurray Middle School in South Nashville. Prior to his arrival in Tennessee, he won the Jets’ Marty Lyons Award for Community Service and won the team’s Man of the Year award for the second time in 2005. He spent tremendous effort in his home state of Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area, quickly organizing a food and supplies drive to benefit Feed the Children. He also maintained his involvement in the “Kevin Mawae First and Goal Challenge,” a program in which he raised money and made frequent visits to Winthrop University Hospital’s Child Life Program.

• On May 22, 2006, Mawae received his Master’s degree in sports management from Adelphi University. He has already earned valuable experience in the field by serving on the NFL Players Association’s Executive Committee from 2002-07 and as the NFLPA president in 2008. He furthered his education by participating in the NFL’s business program at Wharton Business School in 2006 and Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2008. Facilities management is another field that has garnered his interest.

• Mawae’s father, retired Sgt. 1st Class David Mawae, served 23 years in the U.S. Army. He served two tours in Vietnam, and his career also took him for periods of time to South Korea, Germany, Georgia, Kansas, Huntsville and Louisiana. Kevin spent five years of his childhood (age 7-12) in Hanau, Germany, when his father was stationed there, and it was there that he began playing football.

• Just a few years into his NFL career, Mawae lost his brother, former teammate and best friend, John, in a tragic car accident. John, a former nose guard at LSU, left a profound effect on Kevin by establishing a strong faith prior to his death. That set in motion Kevin’s search for the deep faith in God he carries today.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

2008 (15/15, 0/0 – Tennessee): In third season in Tennessee, named to his seventh career Pro Bowl. Also received first-team Associated Press All-Pro and Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America All-NFL honors. Helped team set new franchise benchmark with NFL-low (tied) 12 sacks allowed, bettering the previous low in a 16-game season of 17 sacks in 1978. The offensive front did not allow a sack for five consecutive games (9/21/08 – 10/27/08). Helped team finish seventh in rushing offense (2,199 yards) and helped Chris Johnson register third-best rushing total by rookie in team history (1,228). Served as team captain.

• Against Jacksonville (9/7), helped team rush for 137 yards and recovered fumble on team’s initial scoring drive in opening day victory.

• At Kansas City (10/19), member of offensive front that did not allow sack and opened holes for Tennessee ball carriers to rush for franchise-record 332 rushing yards.

• At Detroit (11/27), was part of an offensive front that helped ball carriers to gain 292 yards on ground in Thanksgiving victory.

• Against Cleveland (12/7), part of unit that did not allow a sack and opened holes for Tennessee rushers to gain 235 yards on ground in division-clinching victory.

• Against Pittsburgh (12/21), was part of offense that amassed 322 total yards, the most against future Super Bowl Champion Steelers in 2008.

• Inactive with arm injury in regular season finale at Indianapolis (12/28) and playoff game against Baltimore (1/10).

2007 (14/14, 0/0 – Tennessee): Voted team captain in second year with Titans and started 14 games. Helped Titans generate fifth-best rushing offense in NFL at 131.8 yards per game and helped running back LenDale White register his first career 1,000-yard season (1,110). Also was member of line that finished 14th in league with 30 allowed sacks. Missed final two games of regular season (12/23 vs. N.Y. Jets, 12/30 at Indianapolis) and Wild Card Playoff (1/6 at San Diego) with calf injury.

• Blocked for five 100-yard performances by LenDale White (10/21 at Houston, 10/28 against Oakland, 11/4 against Carolina, 12/9 against San Diego and 12/23 against N.Y. Jets).

• At Jacksonville (9/9), helped open holes for Titans’ rushers to gain 282 rushing yards, second-highest total in franchise history.

• At Atlanta (10/7), played in his 200th career regular season game and was part of offensive line that did not allow a sack.

• At Kansas City (12/16), left offense in first half with calf injury, but still served as snapper on field goals and extra points for remainder of game.

2006 (16/16 – Tennessee): Started all 16 games at center in first season with Titans. Helped rushing offense rank third in AFC and fifth in NFL with 2,214 yards. Team set franchise record by averaging 4.7 yards per carry (seventh in NFL). Line finished tied for 10th in NFL by allowing only 29 sacks. Helped pave way for Travis Henry’s 1,211 rushing yards and helped protect Vince Young en route to him being named Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year.

• Against Indianapolis (12/3), blocked for offense that gained 382 yards, including season-high 219 on ground, and did not allow any sacks for second game of season versus Colts.

• At Houston (12/10), helped offense set season high with 418 total yards in overtime win.

2005 (6/6 – N.Y. Jets): Started first six games of season at center before suffering season-ending left triceps injury in final season with Jets.

• At Buffalo (10/16), left game with triceps injury in left arm. Injury caused him to be inactive following week at Atlanta (10/24) and then to be placed on injured reserve on Oct. 31.

2004 (16/16, 2/2 – N.Y. Jets): Started all 16 games at center for Jets. Earned second-team All-Pro honors from Associated Press and Pro Football Writers Association along with being selected All-Conference and All-NFL by Pro Football Writers Association.

• At Miami (10/3), began snapping with left hand due to broken right hand.

• Against Buffalo (10/10), started 100th consecutive game as Jet (159th of career) and helped Chad Pennington pass for season-high 304 yards in win.

• Against Miami (11/1) on Monday Night Football, was member of Jets first offensive line since 1975 (9/28/75 at KC) to lead way for two 100-yard rushers in same game (Curtis Martin and LaMont Jordan).

• Against Houston (12/5), helped Martin to club-record 40th 100-yard rushing game.

2003 (16/16 – N.Y. Jets): Named to fifth consecutive Pro Bowl after extending consecutive games started streak to 155 games. Completed sixth season with Jets without missing start and led way for Curtis Martin’s 1,308 rushing yards.

• Against New York Giants (11/2), played in 150th career game and helped block for Martin’s second consecutive 100-yard game in overtime win.

• At Oakland (11/9), contributed to team’s 155 rushing yards and helped keep quarterback Chad Pennington sack-free in second overtime win in two weeks.

• Against Jacksonville (11/23), made his 150th consecutive start.

2002 (16/16, 2/2 – N.Y. Jets): Started all 16 games at center for eighth consecutive season, running consecutive games started streak to 139, including all 80 games since signing with Jets in 1998. Also earned fourth Pro Bowl start in as many years.

• Underwent offseason shoulder surgery to repair damage to left rotator cuff. Missed two preseason games but kept consecutive games started streak alive by making 124th consecutive start (65th for Jets) at center in season opener at Buffalo (9/8).

• Against Miami (11/10), earned offensive player of game honors for Jets.

• At Detroit (11/17), paved way for Curtis Martin’s season-high 189 yards rushing in victory.

• Against Indianapolis in Wild Card Playoff (1/4), helped lead way for team’s 180 rushing yards in 41-0 win.

2001 (16/16, 1/1 – N.Y. Jets): Started every game at center for Jets and was named to third consecutive Pro Bowl.

• Against Kansas City (11/11), helped guide Martin to fifth 100-yard game of season (20 carries for 113 yards and three touchdowns) without allowing sack throughout the game.

• At Indianapolis (12/23), helped keep Testaverde sack-free for third straight contest and opened holes for Martin’s sixth 100-yard rushing day of season (122 yards).

2000 (16/16 – N.Y. Jets): Started all 16 games for Jets at center and did not miss a snap during season. Earned second consecutive starting assignment as AFC's Pro Bowl center and anchored line that tied Indianapolis for fewest sacks allowed during regular season (20). Also helped Jets offense average 337.2 yards per game (12th best in NFL). Passing offense averaged 245.3 yards per game (sixth in NFL).

• Offensive line shut out opposing defenses five times in sack category to lead league.

• Against Miami (10/23) on Monday Night Football, helped spearhead 30-point fourth quarter comeback and eventual 40-37 overtime win in which Jets tallied 455 yards of offense.

• Against Indianapolis (12/3), opened holes for Curtis Martin’s club-record 203 rushing yards.

1999 (16/16 – N.Y. Jets): Started every game for Jets at center and was named to first Pro Bowl on Dec. 22. Did not miss a play for second straight season, paved the way for Martin's then club-record of 1,464 yards rushing, and snapped to four different quarterbacks during season (Vinny Testaverde, Tom Tupa, Rick Mirer, Ray Lucas).

• Helped pave way for three straight Martin 100-yard rushing days against Indianapolis (10/17), at Oakland (10/24) and against Arizona (11/7).

1998 (16/16, 2/2 – N.Y. Jets): Played and started all 16 games at center in first season with Jets. Did not miss a snap all season.

• Was member of offense that averaged 357.2 yards per game (second-best in AFC and fourth-best in NFL), while controlling the ball for an average of 32:17 minutes per game (second-best in AFC and third-best in NFL).

• Helped Curtis Martin rush for club-record eight 100-yard rushing days en route to 1,287-yard rushing campaign.

• Started both playoff games at center in first career postseason.

1997 (16/16 – Seattle): Started all 16 games at center in final season in Seattle. Missed only five snaps all season.

• Directed an offensive line which helped achieve Seahawks records for total yards and passing yards. Team’s 4,187 passing yards led NFL.

• Line allowed just 36 sacks in 645 attempts (one every 18 attempts) to rank fifth in league.

1996 (16/16 – Seattle): Started all 16 games at center for Seahawks, making switch from right guard and only missing 10 plays all year (none due to injury).

• Anchored line which allowed 38 sacks, the club's fewest since 1988, and served as long snapper on placekicks.

1995 (16/16 – Seattle): Started all 16 games at right guard for Seattle, while seeing time at center in two games.

1994 (14/11 – Seattle): Played 14 games, starting final 11 at right guard as rookie for Seattle Seahawks.

• Earned first-team All-Rookie honors from Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association, College and Pro Football Newsweekly and Football News.

• Saw first pro action at right guard against Raiders (9/11) and never left lineup after taking over early in game versus Indianapolis (10/2).

COLLEGE:

• Four-year starter for LSU was selected second-team All-SEC by Associated Press and SEC coaches as senior.

• Moved from left tackle to center for all 11 games of senior year. Played in Blue-Gray Game and Senior Bowl.

• Played left tackle as junior and was chosen second-team All-SEC and third-team All-America.

• Was first-team all-SEC choice as sophomore, playing three different positions – left tackle (eight games), center (three games), and left guard (one game).

• Started seven games as freshman at left tackle and was Freshman All-SEC. Was also long snapper.

• Redshirted in 1989.

PERSONAL:

• Married to Tracy, couple has a son, Kirkland (12), and a daughter, Abigail (9).

• Earned All-State and All-Academic honors at Leesville (La.) High School.

• His late brother, John, played nose guard at LSU. Kevin raises money every year with auction and raffle for scholarship program for Leesville students in honor of John.

• Selected to join the NFL’s Diversity Committee in 2003.

• Has served on NFL Players Association Executive Committee since 2002 and was a player rep from 1999-01.

• Served as spokesman for The David Center for Autism Research and co-founded "Touchdowns for Special Kids," a program in which all the members of the Jets offensive line contributed money for each offensive touchdown scored during the season, and Bowling with the Jets, a fundraiser to benefit The David Center.

• For Thanksgiving in 2002, purchased 125 “Boxes of Love” for the Glad Tidings Tabernacle in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Boxes were filled with complete Thanksgiving meals and personalized message from Mawae.

• Attended Jets’ “Taste of New York” event for three years and served as event spokesperson for two years.

• In 2007, participated in Read Across America Week at elementary school in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

• Elected to the LSU Hall of Fame in November 2007 and to the Senior Bowl Hall of Fame in January 2008.

• During Pro Bowl visits to Hawaii, has twice been speaker at military prayer breakfast and together with Zach Thomas watched Super Bowl XXXVII on board battleship.

• Hobbies include bowling, hunting and fishing.

• Served as master of ceremonies at Mercy Ministries’ 25th Anniversary Gala in April 2008.

• List of favorites: (movie) "Gone with the Wind"; (TV shows) "Dog the Bounty Hunter" or Discovery Channel and History Channel programming; (music) Contemporary Christian; (vacation destination) Hawaii; (school subject) math; (food) “a big Sunday brunch”; and (sports heroes) Roger Staubach and Danny White.

• Born Kevin Mawae on Jan. 23, 1971 in Savannah, Ga.

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YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 241 238
2009 TEN 16 16
2008 TEN 15 15
2007 TEN 14 14
2006 TEN 16 16
2005 NYJ 6 6
2004 NYJ 16 16
2003 NYJ 16 16
2002 NYJ 16 16
2001 NYJ 16 16
2000 NYJ 16 16
1999 NYJ 16 16
1998 NYJ 16 16
1997 SEA 16 16
1996 SEA 16 16
1995 SEA 16 16
1994 SEA 14 11

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