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 agent 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.