Kevin Mawae

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Kevin Mawae

16 Seasons
241 Games
8 Pro Bowls
2000s All-Decade Team
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16

Seasons

241

Games

8

Pro Bowls

2000s

All-Decade Team
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“I just loved playing football. I started playing when I was eight years old, and my goal was to be an NFL player, there was no ‘Plan B’ for me. And, not because I didn’t have a plan, or have other options, I just didn’t want to do anything else.”

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(Louisiana State)...6'4'', 289...Selected by Seahawks in 2nd round (36th player overall) in 1994 ... Named to All-Rookie Team as guard … Moved to center, 1996 … Noted for leadership and steady play … Anchored Jets line that blocked for 44 100-yard games and seven 1,000-yard seasons … Blocked for 1,000-yard rusher in 13 of his 16 seasons with five different running backs … Named All-Pro six times … Voted to eight Pro Bowls … Selected to NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s … Born January 23, 1971 in Savannah, Georgia.

BIO

Kevin Mawae New York Jets & Seattle Seahawks & Tennessee Titans

“I just loved playing football. I started playing when I was eight years old, and my goal was to be an NFL player, there was no ‘Plan B’ for me. And, not because I didn’t have a plan, or have other options, I just didn’t want to do anything else.”

Kevin Mawae joined the Seattle Seahawks in 1994 as the team’s second round draft pick (36th overall). Over the next 16 seasons, Mawae evolved into one of the greatest centers in the league.

Mawae spent his first two seasons with the Seahawks as a right guard before switching exclusively to the center position for the remainder of his career. After four seasons in Seattle, Mawae signed with the New York Jets. He exhibited tremendous athleticism and was a teammate that could always be relied upon to perform his duties at a high level.

Mawae, in his first season with the Jets, helped the team earn a division title and a berth in the AFC championship game. During his years in New York, he helped pave the way for seven of Hall of Fame running back Curtis Martin’s ten 1,000-yards seasons. After eight seasons with the Jets, Mawae suffered a torn tricep in his left arm – the first major injury of his professional career. After he recovered, Mawae joined the Tennessee Titans as an unrestricted free agent in 2006.

During his tenure with the Titans, Mawae helped set a franchise benchmark in 2008 with an NFL-low (tied) 12 sacks allowed which included not allowing a sack through five consecutive games.

Mawae consistently opened huge holes for running backs as evidenced by a 1,000-yard rusher in 13 of his 16 pro seasons. The list of 1,000-yard ground gainers included Chris Warren (twice) in Seattle; Curtis Martin (seven times) with the Jets; and Travis Henry (once), LenDale White (once) and Chris Johnson (twice) with the Titans. Mawae’s career was punctuated by his final season when he led the way for Johnson’s 2,000-yard season. For his efforts, the veteran center earned one last Pro Bowl trip.

In all, Mawae received eight Pro Bowl nods, was named first-team All-Pro six times, All-AFC five times, and selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s.

STATS

Kevin Mawae's Stats

Career Statistics


Games Played:

1994  Seattle..................................... 14

1995  Seattle..................................... 16

1996  Seattle..................................... 16

1997  Seattle..................................... 16

1998  N.Y. Jets.................................. 16

1999  N.Y. Jets.................................. 16

2000  N.Y. Jets.................................. 16

2001  N.Y. Jets.................................. 16

2002  N.Y. Jets.................................. 16

2003  N.Y. Jets.................................. 16

2004  N.Y. Jets.................................. 16

2005  N.Y. Jets................................... 6

2006  Tennessee................................ 16

2007  Tennessee................................ 14

2008  Tennessee................................ 15

2009  Tennessee................................ 16

Career Total.................................... 241



CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Kevin Mawae's Championship Games

1998 AFC – Denver Broncos 23, N.Y. Jets 10

Mawae started the game at center. He had one tackle in the game.



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Kevin Mawae's Career Highlights

All-League Teams

All-Pro: 1999 (AP, SN)  ·  2000 (PFWA)  ·  2001 (AP, PFWA, SN)  ·  2002 (PFWA, SN)  ·  2004 (PFWA)·  2008 (AP, PFWA)

All-Pro Second Team: 1998 (AP) ·  2000 (AP)  ·  2002 (AP)  ·  2004 (AP)

All-AFC: 1999 (PW)  ·  2000 (PW)  ·  2001 (PW)  ·  2002 (PW)  ·  2004 (PW)


Pro Bowls

(8) – 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009*, 2010

*Did not play


Awards and Honors

  • 1998 New York Jets Kyle Clifton Award
  • 2001 New York Jets Marty Lyons Award
  • 2005 New York Jets Marty Lyons Award
  • 2009 Tennessee Titans Ed Block Courage Award
  • 2000s All-Decade Team


Year-by-Year Team Records

1994     Seattle Seahawks.............. 6-10-0   (5th)

1995     Seattle Seahawks............... 8-8-0   (3rd)

1996     Seattle Seahawks............... 7-9-0   (5th)

1997     Seattle Seahawks............... 8-8-0   (3rd)

1998     N.Y. Jets......................... 12-4-0   (1st)

1999     N.Y. Jets........................... 8-8-0   (4th)

2000     N.Y. Jets........................... 9-7-0   (3rd)

2001     N.Y. Jets......................... 10-6-0   (3rd)

2002     N.Y. Jets........................... 9-7-0   (1st)

2003     N.Y. Jets......................... 6-10-0   (4th)

2004     N.Y. Jets......................... 10-6-0   (2nd)

2005     N.Y. Jets......................... 4-12-0   (4th)

2006     Tennessee Titans................ 8-8-0   (2nd)

2007     Tennessee Titans.............. 10-6-0   (3rd)

2008     Tennessee Titans.............. 13-3-0   (1st)

2009     Tennessee Titans................ 8-8-0   (3rd)

 (Division Finish in Parentheses)

Qualified for Postseason in Bold

CAREER CAPSULE

Kevin Mawae's Career Capsule

Full Name: Kevin James Mawae

Birthdate: January 23, 1971

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia

High School: Leesville (LA)

Pro Career: 16 seasons, 241 games

Drafted: 2nd round (36th overall) in 1994 by Seattle