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Chris Kemoeatu
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Height:
6-3
Weight:
344
College:
Utah
Experience:
7
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YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 75 53
2011 PIT 13 8
2010 PIT 15 15
2009 PIT 12 12
2008 PIT 16 16
2007 PIT 16 0
2006 PIT 3 2
2005 PIT 0 0

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Biography

PRO (74-53/8-7): Signed a five-year contract during the 2009 offseason to keep him with the team through the 2013 season…originally drafted by the Steelers in the sixth round (204th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.

PRO (74-53/8-7): Signed a five-year contract during the 2009 offseason to keep him with the team through the 2013 season…originally drafted by the Steelers in the sixth round (204th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.

2011 (13-8/1-1): 9/11 at Baltimore: Started at LG…helped block for a Steelers’ offense to gain 312 total yards and for QB Ben Roethlisberger to throw for a game-high 280 yards…9/18 vs. Seattle: Was inactive with a knee injury…9/25 at Indianapolis: Started at LG…helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain 408 total yards and for Roethlisberger to throw for 364 yards and one touchdown…10/2 at Houston: Started at LG…helped block for a Steelers’ rushing attack to gain 118 yards on the ground…10/9 vs. Tennessee: Was inactive due to a knee injury…10/16 vs. Jacksonville: Was inactive due to a knee injury…10/23 at Arizona: Started at LG after missing the past two weeks because of a knee injury…helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain 445 total yards and for Roethlisberger to throw for 361 yards and three touchdowns…10/30/11 vs. New England: Made his 50th career start on the offensive line, starting at LG…helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain 427 total yards and for Roethlisberger to throw for a season-high 365 yards and two touchdowns…11/6/11 vs. Baltimore: Started at LG…helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain 392 total yards and for Roethlisberger to throw for 330 yards and one touchdown…11/13 at Cincinnati: Started at LG…helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain 328 total yards and for Roethlisberger to throw for 245 yards and one touchdown…11/27 at Kansas City: Saw action on the offensive line…helped block for Steelers’ rushers to gain 108 yards on the ground…12/4 vs. Cincinnati: Saw action on the offensive line late in the game in his 70th career game…12/8 vs. Cleveland: Saw action at LG…12/19 at San Francisco: Saw action on special teams…12/24 vs. St. Louis: Saw action at LG…helped block for the Steelers offense to gain 377 total yards…1/1 at Cleveland: Started at LG…helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain 360 total yards…AFC Wild Card 1/8 at Denver: Started at LG.

2010 (15-15/3-3): Started 15 regular-season games at LG…missed one game due to a leg injury…paved the way for RB Rashard Mendenhall to rush for a career-high 1,273 yards and a career-high 13 touchdowns…helped block for Steelers’ rushers to gain 120.3 yards per game on the ground…helped block for QB Ben Roethlisberger to throw for 3,200 yards and 17 touchdowns and for the Steelers’ offense to gain 345.3 yards per game…started all three postseason contests at left guard…helped block for Steelers’ rushers to gain 121.0 yards per game during the postseason and for Roethlisberger to throw for 622 yards and four touchdowns…9/12 vs. Atlanta: Helped block for QB Dennis Dixon to throw for a career-high 236 yards…helped block for Mendenhall rush for 120 yards including the game winning 50-yard touchdown run in overtime…helped block for a Steelers’ rushing attack that had 143 yards on the ground…helped the Steelers offense gain 354 total yards...9/19 at Tennessee: Helped the Steelers’ rushing attack gain 106 yards on the ground…9/26 at Tampa Bay: Helped block for a Steelers’ rushing attack that gained 201 yards on the ground and 387 total yards…helped block for Mendenhall to have 143 yards rushing, and for QB Charlie Batch to throw for 186 yards and three first-half touchdowns…was part of an offensive line that did not commit any penalties or allow a sack…10/3 vs. Baltimore: Helped block for Mendenhall to rush for 79 yards and two touchdowns and for Batch to throw for 141 yards…10/17 vs. Cleveland: Helped block for Steelers’ rushers to gain 121 yards on the ground…helped block for Mendenhall to rush for 84 yards and one touchdown and for Roethlisberger to thrown for 257 yards and three touchdowns…was part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack for the second time this season…10/24 at Miami: Helped block for Roethlisberger to throw for 302 yards and two touchdowns…10/31 at New Orleans: Made his 36th career start at left guard…11/8 at Cincinnati: Helped block for Steelers’ rushers to gain 121 yards on the ground and for Roethlisberger to throw for 163 yards…left the game in the second quarter with a leg injury and did not return…11/14 vs. New England: Was inactive due to a leg injury…11/21 vs. Oakland: Returned to the starting lineup…helped block for Steelers’ rushers to gain 162 yards on the ground, for Roethlisberger to throw for 275 yards and three touchdowns and for the Steelers’ offense to gain 431 yards of total offense…11/28 at Buffalo: Helped block for Mendenhall to gain a season-high 151 yards rushing…helped block for Steelers’ rushers to gain a season-high 206 yards rushing and for Roethlisberger to throw for 246 yards…helped block for a Steelers’ offense that had 426 total yards…12/5 at Baltimore: Helped block for a Steelers’ offense that gained 288 total yards and for Roethlisberger to throw for 253 yards and one touchdown…12/12 vs. Cincinnati: Helped block for a Steelers’ offense to gain 354 total yards and for Roethlisberger to throw for 258 yards…12/19 vs. New York Jets: Helped blocked for Mendenhall to gain 100 yards on the ground and for Roethlisberger to throw for 264 yards and one touchdown…12/23 vs. Carolina: Helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain 408 yards of total offense…helped block for Steelers’ rushers to gain 115 yards on the ground and for Roethlisberger to throw for 320 yards and one touchdown…1/2 at Cleveland: Helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain 418 total yards and for Roethlisberger to throw for 280 yards and two touchdowns…AFC Divisional Game 1/15 vs. Baltimore: Played in his fifth career postseason game and started his fourth career postseason game at LG…helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain 263 total yards and for Roethlisberger to throw for 226 yards and two touchdowns…AFC Championship Game 1/23 vs. New York Jets: Helped block for Mendenhall to rush for 121 yards and one touchdown…was part of an offensive line that didn’t commit a penalty…Super Bowl XLV 2/6 vs. Green Bay: Helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain 387 total yards and for Roethlisberger to throw for 263 yards and two touchdowns.

2009 (10-10): Started 10 games at LG before suffering a knee injury…missed the final six games of the season…9/10 vs. Tennessee: Made his 17th consecutive start at LG…provided protection for Ben Roethlisberger to complete 33-of-43 passes (76.7 pct.) for 363 yards with one touchdown…9/20 at Chicago: Made his 18th consecutive start at LG…provided protection for Roethlisberger to complete 23-of-35 passes (65.7 pct.) for 221 yards with one touchdown…9/27 at Cincinnati: Made his 19th consecutive start at LG…paved way for Willie Parker to rush 25 times for 93 yards (3.7 avg.) with a long of 24…10/4 vs. San Diego: Made his 20th consecutive start at LG…paved the way for Rashard Mendenhall to rush 165 yards in 29 attempts (5.7 avg.) with two touchdowns…10/11 at Detroit: Made his 21st consecutive start at LG…provided protection for Ben Roethlisberger to complete 23-of-30 passes (76.7 pct.) for 277 yards with three touchdowns…10/18 vs. Cleveland: Made his 22nd consecutive start at LG…provided protection for Ben Roethlisberger to complete 23-of-35 passes (65.6 pct.) for 417 yards with two touchdowns…10/25 vs. Minnesota: Made his 23rd consecutive start at LG…provided protection for Ben Roethlisberger to complete 14-of-26 passes (53.8 pct.) for 175 yards with one touchdown…11/9 at Denver: Made his 24th consecutive start at LG…provided protection for Ben Roethlisberger to complete 21-of-29 passes (72.4 pct.) for 233 yards with one touchdown…paved the way for Rashard Mendenhall to rush 22 times for 155 yards (7.0 avg.) with a long of 36…11/15 vs. Cincinnati: Made his 25th consecutive start at LG…provided protection for Ben Roethlisberger to complete 20-of-40 passes (50.0 pct.) for 174 yards…11/22 at Kansas City: Made his 26th consecutive start at LG before leaving with an injury…provided protection for Ben Roethlisberger to complete 32-of-42 passes (76.2 pct.) for 398 yards with three touchdowns…11/29 at Baltimore: Was inactive due to a knee injury…12/6 vs. Oakland: Made his 45th career start at LG…paved the way for Rashard Mendenhall to rush 103 yards in 20 attempts (5.2 avg.) with one touchdown…provided protection for Ben Roethlisberger to complete 18-of-24 passes (75.0 pct.) for 278 yards with two touchdowns…12/10 at Cleveland: Made his 46th career start at LG…provided protection for Ben Roethlisberger to complete 18-of-32 passes (56.2 pct.) for 201 yards with a long of 24…12/20 vs. Green Bay: Was inactive due to a knee and arm injury…12/27 vs. Baltimore: Was inactive due to a knee injury…1/3 at Miami: Dressed but did not play.

2008 (16-16/3-3): Started all 16 regular-season games at LG for the first time in his career...started all three postseason games...paved way for Willie Parker to rush for the third-most yards (27-146, 5.4 avg.) in team postseason history versus San Diego in the AFC Divisional Game...9/7 vs. Houston: Played in his 13th consecutive game and made his third career start at LG...his protection allowed Ben Roethlisberger to finish 13-of-14 for 137 yards with two touchdowns and a passer rating of 147.0...9/14 at Cleveland: Made his second consecutive start at LG and paved the way for the Steelers to rush 31 times for 117 yards (3.8 avg.) as a team...9/21 at Philadelphia: Made his third consecutive start at LG...9/29 vs. Baltimore: Made his fourth consecutive start at LG...10/5 at Jacksonville: Made his fifth consecutive start at LG...provided the protection for Roethlisberger to finish 26-of-41 for 309 yards with three touchdowns and one interception...10/19 at Cincinnati: Made his sixth consecutive start at LG...paved the way for Mewelde Moore to rush 20 times for 120 yards (6.0 avg.) with two touchdowns... key cog of an offensive line which held the Bengals without a sack...10/26 at New York Giants: Started his seventh consecutive game at LG...paved the way for Moore to rush for 84 yards on 19 attempts (4.4 avg.) with a long of 32 and one touchdown...11/3 at Washington: Started his eighth consecutive game at LG...provided protection for Byron Leftwich to complete 7-of-10 passes for 129 yards with one touchdown and a passer rating of 145.8 during the second half...11/9 vs. Indianapolis: Made his ninth consecutive start at LG...paved the way for Moore to rush for two touchdowns, the third time this season that a Steelers running back has rushed for multiple touchdowns in the same game...11/16 vs. San Diego: Made his 10th consecutive start at LG...paved the way for Parker to rush 25 times for 115 yards (4.6 avg.) with a long of 13 yards...11/20 vs. Cincinnati: Made his 11th consecutive start at LG...provided protection for Roethlisberger to complete 17-of-30 passes for 243 yards with one touchdown and a passer rating of 94.2...11/30 at New England: Played in his 30th career game... paved way for the Steelers to rush for 161 yards on 34 attempts (4.7 avg.) with one touchdown and a long of 31 yards...12/7 vs. Dallas: Made his 13th consecutive start at LG...provided protection for Roethlisberger to complete 17-of-33 passes for 204 yards with one touchdown for a passer rating of 80.9...12/14 at Baltimore: Made his 14th consecutive start at LG... provided protection for Roethlisberger to complete 22- of-40 passes for 246 yards with one touchdown and a passer rating of 81.9...12/21 at Tennessee: Made his 15th consecutive start at LG...provided protection for Roethlisberger to pass for a season-high 329 yards on 25-of-39 attempts with two touchdowns and two interceptions...12/28 vs. Cleveland: Made his 16th consecutive start at LG...paved way for Parker to rush for 116 yards on 23 attempts (5.0 avg.) with one touchdown...AFC Divisional Game 1/11 vs. San Diego: Made his first career postseason start...paved way for Parker to rush for 146 yards on 27 attempts (5.4 avg.) with two touchdowns...AFC Championship Game 1/18 vs. Baltimore: Made his second consecutive postseason start at LG...provided protection for Roethlisberger to complete 16-of-33 passes for 255 yards with one touchdown for a passer rating of 84.8...Super Bowl XLIII 2/1 vs. Arizona: Made his third consecutive postseason start at LG...provided protection for Roethlisberger to complete 21-of-30 passes for 256 yards with one touchdown and one interception for a passer rating of 93.2.

2007 (15-0/1-0): Appeared in a career-high 15 games on special teams and as a backup at guard…played his first career playoff game against Jacksonville...9/9 at Cleveland: Saw limited action at LG, during the Steelers’ last two series...9/16 vs. Buffalo: Saw action at LG for the second consecutive game...9/23 vs. San Francisco: Dressed but did not see any action...9/30 at Arizona: Dressed but did not see action...10/7 vs. Seattle: Saw limited action late in the game, during the Steelers’ last two series...10/21 at Denver: Dressed but did not see any action...10/28 at Cincinnati: Only saw action on special teams...11/5 vs. Baltimore: Relieved Kendall Simmons in the fourth quarter at RG…was a factor in Ben Roethlisberger going 13-of-16 passing for 209 yards with a career-high five TDs, while registering a perfect passer rating of 158.3…also a major part in Roethlisberger being able to pass for a TD in 13 consecutive games, which broke Terry Bradshaw’s previous record of 12 consecutive games...11/11 vs. Cleveland: Saw extensive play on the offensive line…helped the offense pick up 401 total yards, while helping Willie Parker to rush for 105 yards on 25 attempts (4.2 avg.), giving him his sixth 100-yard rushing game of the season…also made it possible for Ben Roethlisberger to complete 23-of-35 passes for 278 yards and two TDs while finishing with a passer rating of 99.9…served as a fullback on goal-line unit for one play...11/18 at New York Jets: Saw action on special teams but did not get any offensive snaps...11/26 vs. Miami: Saw action on special teams but did not see any offensive snaps...12/2 vs. Cincinnati: Only saw action on special teams...12/9 at New England: Saw action on special teams in his 15th career game...12/16 vs. Jacksonville: Saw action on special teams, while playing in his 10th consecutive game...12/20 at St. Louis: Played in his 11th consecutive game and saw action on offense…helped Najeh Davenport run for 123 yards on 24 carries (5.1 avg.) and one TD, while also allowing Ben Roethlisberger to finish 16-of-20 passing for 261 yards and three TDs, which gave him his third perfect (158.3) passer rating of his career, tying Peyton Manning’s NFL record...12/30 at Baltimore: Saw action on the offensive line, while playing in his 12th consecutive game...AFC WILD CARD 1/5/08 vs. Jacksonville: Saw action in his first playoff game…gave Ben Roethlisberger time to finish 29-of-42 for 337 yards passing with two TDs…also helped Najeh Davenport finish the game with two rushing TDs.

2006 (3-2): Made two starts, the first two of his career, at RG…9/7 vs. Miami: Was inactive…9/18 at Jacksonville: Was inactive…9/24 vs. Cincinnati: Was inactive…10/8 at San Diego: Was inactive…10/15 vs. Kansas City: Made the first start of his career at RG in place of injured Kendall Simmons…helped the offense gain 457 total yards, including 219 rushing on 42 carries (5.2 avg.) and three TDs…10/22 at Atlanta: Saw significant playing time at RG in the second half…10/29 at Oakland: Started at RG for the second time in three games…11/5 vs. Denver: Was inactive…11/12 vs. New Orleans: Was inactive…11/19 at Cleveland: Was inactive…11/26 at Baltimore: Was inactive…12/3 vs. Tampa Bay: Was inactive…12/7 vs. Cleveland: Was inactive…12/17 at Carolina: Was inactive…12/24 vs. Baltimore: Was inactive…12/31 at Cincinnati: Was inactive.

2005 (0-0): Was inactive for 15 games…12/4 vs. Cincinnati: Dressed but did not play.

COLLEGE: A good athlete with above average quickness, agility and body control for a player his size…played left offensive guard during his first two years before shifting to the right side…has natural strength and mass…comes off the snap at a good pad level and shows very good knee bend and hip flexibility…shifted to the offensive line when he came to Utah. 2004: Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports and SI.com first-team All-American selection…first-team All- Mountain West Conference choice…started every game at right guard and did not allow a quarterback sack…participated in 745 snaps, leading the team with 81 knockdowns (7.4 per game)…credited with ten touchdown resulting blocks as the offense averaged 499.8 yards per game...close to 80% of the team's red zone touchdowns came over his territory (right guard). 2003: Played in eight games and started six at right guard…earned honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference honors…finished with 28 knockdown blocks and allowed two sacks for an offense that totaled 374.5 yards per game…finished the year with an 81% grade for blocking consistency. 2002: Honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference…started every game at left guard…averaged 9.1 knockdowns (100) per game…allowed only two quarterback sacks on 713 plays…helped the offense generate 4,094 yards. 2001: Played in three games as a reserve left guard as true freshman…scored 100% on hustle in all three games…run efficiency was 87.7%, pass efficiency was 83.5% and total efficiency was 87%...majored in sociology.

PERSONAL: Attended Kahuku (Hawaii) High School...named Hawaii Defensive Player of the Year in 2000 and was a first-team All-State pick...served as team captain, leading Kahuku to the 2000 state championship...also an honor roll student... son of Manako Melino and Ahea Kolovetekina Kemoeatu...brother, Ma’ake, lettered in football at Utah from 1998-2001 and now plays for the Carolina Panthers... brother, Tevita, was a defensive lineman at Utah from 2001-04...younger brother, Benji, is a sophomore on West Virginia’s football team...resides in Kahuku, Hawaii... Full name: Uikelotu Christopher Kemoeatu.

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