Selected by Cleveland Browns in fourth round (104th overall) of 2009 NFL Draft, April 26, 2009...Signed first contract, July 24, 2009...Placed on injured reserve (knee), Sept. 21, 2010...Signed by Oakland Raiders as unrestricted free agent, March 14, 2013.
At a glance
CAREER: Versatile, productive performer signed by Raiders as unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2013, the same day the Silver and Black also added DE Jason Hunter and DT Pat Sims…Has totaled 133 total tackles, 99 of those solo, 4.5 sacks, 5 passes defensed and 5 forced fumbles in 50 NFL contests, with 22 starts at linebacker.
2012: Played in all 16 games, with 13 starts for Browns…Totaled 53 tackles, 35 of those solo with 18 assists…Posted 2 sacks, three passes defensed and 2 forced fumbles…(9/9) vs. Phi.: Opened 2012 regular season with 6 stops, five of which were solo tackles…(10/21) at Ind: Posted first sack of year while recording 4 total tackles…(10/28) vs. SD: Recorded career-high 9 tackles, 5 solo, and followed that contest with 6-tackle effort and 2 passes defensed (11/4) vs. Bal…(12/16) vs. Was: Recorded 5 tackles, 4 solo…Forced two fumbles on the year, (11/25) vs. Pit. and (12/2) at Oak.
2011: Played in all 16 games, including six starts for Cleveland…Recorded 24 tackles on defense and finished second on the team with 10 special teams stops…(11/27) at Cin.: Made a key stop of Cedric Benson on fourth-and-goal from the one in the first quarter…(12/8) at Pit.: Notched three tackles and forced a Hines Ward fumble that was recovered by Sheldon Brown at the Browns’ 15-yard line.
2010: Played in the first two games of the season before being placed on injured reserve on September 21 with a knee injury sustained vs. Kansas City (9/19)…Recorded one special teams tackle.
2009: Appeared in all 16 games with three starts…Recorded 40 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two passes defensed and a forced fumble on defense…Registered five tackles on special teams and one forced fumble…Also played a key role on both kickoff return and kickoff coverage, helping the Browns to an NFL-best average starting position of 31.4 and to a league-best defensive kickoff return average of 18.9…(10/25) vs. GB: Made first start of NFL career...(11/16) vs. Bal.: Produced then-career-high eight tackles in his second career pro start...(1/3/10) vs. Jac.: Posted four tackles and a career-best 1.5 sacks in season finale.
COLLEGE: Missed just one game during four-year career at the University of Southern California (2005-08)…Amassed 164 career tackles and two interceptions…Second-team All-Pac-10 selection as a senior, when he notched 66 tackles and an interception…Named 2009 Rose Bowl Defensive MVP after posting four tackles and two pass deflections against Penn State…Named USC’s co-Special Teams Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006…Sociology major.
PERSONAL: Full name is Kaluka Kawahalama Maiava…Native of Wailuku, Hawaii on the island of Maui, where he attended Baldwin High School…As a senior was the Gatorade Hawaii Player of the Year and a first-team all-state selection by the Honolulu Advertiser… Also participated in soccer and boxing in high school…Father, Scott Mahoney, was an offensive lineman at the University of Colorado (1969-71)…Grandfather is ex-pro wrestler Neff Maiava…Brother, Kai, was an offensive lineman at UCLA…Uncle is Dwayne Johnson, who played football at Miami before gaining wide attention as professional wrestler "The Rock"…Lists cousin and mixed martial artist Kendall Grove as favorite athlete.