Player Bio

Kaluka Maiava
OLB #56
Height:
6-0
Weight:
229
College:
USC
Hometown:
Wailuku, Hawaii
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 59 150 109 41 4.5 0 5 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 OAK 9 17 10 7 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CLE 16 53 35 18 2 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 16 34 29 5 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CLE 2 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CLE 16 45 34 11 2.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by Cleveland in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by Cleveland in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Seasonal Reviews:

2011: Played in all 16 games, including six starts… Recorded 24 tackles on defense and finished second on the team with 10 special teams stops… Made a key stop of Cedric Benson on fourth-and-goal from the one in the first quarter at Cincinnati (11/27)… Notched three tackles and forced a Hines Ward fumble that was recovered by Sheldon Brown at the Browns’ 15 at Pittsburgh (12/8).

2010: Played in the first two games of the season before being placed on injured reserve on September 21 with a knee injury sustained vs. Kansas City (9/19)… Recorded one special teams tackle.

2009: Appeared in all 16 games with three starts… Recorded 40 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two passes defensed and a forced fumble on defense… Registered four tackles on special teams and one forced fumble… Also played a key role on both kickoff return and kickoff coverage, helping the Browns to an NFL-best average starting position of 31.4 and to a league-best defensive kickoff return average of 18.9… First start of NFL career came vs. Green Bay (10/25)... Produced a career-high eight tackles in his second starts, vs. Baltimore (11/16)... Posted four tackles and a career-best 1.5 sacks in season finale against Jacksonville (1/3/10).

College: Missed just one game during four-year career at the University of Southern California (2005-08)… Amassed 164 career tackles and two interceptions… Was a second-team All-Pac-10 selection as a senior, when he notched 66 tackles and an interception… Named Rose Bowl Defensive MVP after posting four tackles and two pass deflections against Penn State… Named USC’s co-Special Teams Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006… Sociology major.

Personal: Full name is Kaluka Kawahalama Maiava… Native of Wailuku, Hawaii, where he attended Baldwin High School… As a senior was the Gatorade Hawaii Player of the Year and a first-team all-state selection by the Honolulu Advertiser… Also participated in soccer and boxing in high school… Father, Scott Mahoney, was an offensive lineman at the University of Colorado (1969-71)… His grandfather is ex-pro wrestler Neff Maiava… Brother, Kai, was an offensive lineman at UCLA… Enjoys surfing and hunting… Lists cousin and mixed martial artist Kendall Grove as favorite athlete.

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