Former Steelers G Chris Kemoeatu Gets New Kidney From Older Brother

Former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Chris Kemoeatu now has a new kidney thanks to his older brother, former Baltimore Ravens nose tackle Ma’ake Kemoeatu.

According to reports, the procedure was performed last month at the University of Maryland Surgical Center in Baltimore and a Wednesday afternoon press conference is scheduled with the doctors and the two brothers.

Chris Kemoeatu was drafted by the Steelers in the sixth-round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Utah. He started 53 regular season games for the Steelers over the course of his seven seasons in the league at left guard and was a member of two Super Bowl winning teams. He was released by the team in March of 2012.

Ma’ake Kemoeatu was originally signed by the Ravens as an undrafted free agentĀ in 2002 out of Utah. Over the course of his ten years in the league, he also spent time with the Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers in addition to the Ravens.

The Kemoeatu brothers currently own and run Pacific Elite Sports, an elite sport and personal training facility located in Kaneohe, Hi.

  • Aric Brown

    Say what you want about Kemoeatu, but he had a nasty style of play that this team desperately needs

  • 804Stiller

    Colon too but those cats were penalty magnets……….

  • michael young

    Both are very true. This team is full of penalties but has no nasty streak. I’ll take the on field aggression. It was hard to watch the Ravens bully us in both lines on Thursday. A little scrappiness would have been welcomed in that game.

  • steeltown

    True, but more penalties wouldn’t have been

  • Bill

    Great story of brotherly love for sure. So much bad news today; this is really great. Kemoeatu was nasty and I wish we had more of that now, penalties and all; you know like Mean Joe, Jack Lambert, Dwight White, Ernie Stautner. Isn’t that Suh fellow a free agent after this season; maybe we can get him, penalties and all?

  • Mitch Chapman

    Imagine getting Suh.. dreams are free *sigh* although he isnt a fit in our defense