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Fighters Return All-IFL Offensive Lineman

December 7, 2021 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Frisco Fighters News Release


FRISCO, TX - The Frisco Fighters and Head Coach Billy Back are pleased to announce the signing of offensive lineman Maea Teahema for the 2022 season.

Teahema (6'5, 315) returns for his second season with the Fighters. During the 2021 season, Maea contributed to paving the way for the Fighters rushing attack that finished fifth in the league in rushing attempts (261) and touchdowns (37) during his rookie season. Frisco also ended the season fourth in rushing yards per game (79.9) and sixth in yards per carry (4.0). Maea earned First Team All League honors last season.

Teahema previously played with the San Antonio Commanders of the AAF in 2019. The league ceased operations in April 2019, and that same year he was drafted by the XFL's Dallas Renegades. Teuhema was released by the Renegades and claimed by the New York Guardians in 2020.

Teahema played collegiately at LSU before transferring to Southeastern Louisiana. At LSU, he started 21 games, splitting time between both guard positions and right tackle. He was named a 2015 True Freshman All-America by ESPN.com He played in 11 games at Southeastern before declaring for the draft in December 2017.

"Protecting ours and pressuring theirs is the name of the game. Re-signing Maea, a First Team All League player in 2021 who I watched dominate first hand last season is a calming feeling for our offense," said Head Coach Billy Back. "We can do a lot of things when you have that dominance up front."

The Frisco Fighters kick off their 2022 season on the road against reigning Champions Massachusetts Pirates on March 12 with a 6:05 PM kickoff.

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