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Chris Naeole
No. --     Free Agent
Personal information
Date of birth: December 25, 1974 (1974-12-25) (age 35)
Place of birth: Kailua, Hawaii
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 330 lb (150 kg)
Career information
College: Colorado
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Debuted in 1997 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Injured Reserve
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Christopher Kealoha Naeole [nah-eh-OH-leh] (born December 25, 1974 in Kailua, Hawaii) is an American football guard who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints 10th overall in the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado.


Early years

Naeole attended Kahuku High School in Hawaii, and earned two letters in football and one in wrestling. In football, he was an All-America first-team selection by Prep Football Report, second-team accolades from Blue Chip Report, and honorable mention from USA Today as a senior. As a two-way tackle, he made 56 tackles, five sacks, eight passes deflected, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a senior. He was also twice named to the school’s honor roll.

College career

Naeole was a three-year starter at the University of Colorado at right guard, allowing only one sack. As a senior in 1996, named All-America first-team, All-Big 12 Conference first-team pick. Naeole was the recipient of the John Mack Award, given to team’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player. He graduated with a degree in sociology and 3.0 G.P.A.

Professional career


New Orleans Saints

Naeole was drafted in the 1997 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. He played for the team through 2001.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Naeole was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent in 2002. In Week 8 of the 2007 season he suffered a torn quadriceps tendon and was placed on injured reserve. On March 3, 2008 he was released by the Jaguars. He was re-signed on September 17.

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