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Former Redskins Defensive Lineman Ma'ake Kemoeatu Named To Polynesian Football Hall Of Fame


Former Washington Redskins defensive lineman Ma’ake Kemoeatu has been named a Class of 2018 inductee into the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame.

Kemoeatu is one of five members of this year’s induction class, joining Herman Clark, Manu Tuiasosopo, Kimo von Oelhoffen and Bob Apisa.

The Inductees were selected by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee which includes coaches Dick Tomey, Ron McBride and Dick Vermeil, past NFLPA President and Inaugural Inductee Kevin Mawae, former Washington Redskins offensive lineman and Class of 2015 Inductee Ray Schoenke, ESPN Sportscaster Neil Everett, long-time NFL player personnel man Gil Brandt, NFL Network writer and commentator Steve Wyche and Honolulu Sportscaster Robert Kekaula.

Kemoeatu played nine NFL seasons between the Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers and Redskins.

After spending the 2002-05 seasons with the Ravens and the 2006-08 with the Panthers, Kemoeatu signed with the Redskins for the 2010 season. In his lone season with Washington, the University of Utah product appeared in 14 games with 12 starts, collecting 29 tackles.

He would spend one final season with the Ravens in 2012 before retiring.

With his induction, Kemoeatu is one of four former Redskins in the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame, joining Schoenke, Kurt Gouveia and Albert Lolotai.

Enshrinement weekend for the Class of 2018 will be Jan. 19-20, 2018.

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