Maea Teuhema
Personal information
Born: (1996-10-17) October 17, 1996 (age 27)
Keller, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Keller (TX)
College:Southeastern Louisiana
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • ESPN Freshman All-American (2015)

Tristan Maea Teuhema (born October 17, 1996) is an American football guard who is a free agent. He played college football for Southeastern Louisiana after being suspended from LSU in 2017. He had stints with the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football (AAF); Dallas Renegades, Orlando Guardians, Arlington Renegades, and San Antonio Brahmas of the XFL; and Michigan Panthers of the United States Football League (USFL).

High school career

A native of Keller, Texas, Teuhema attended Keller High School, where he was an All-American offensive lineman.[1] His older brother, Sione Teuhema, was a defensive lineman for Keller. Regarded as a four-star recruit by ESPN, Maea Teuhema was ranked as the No. 2 offensive guard prospect in the class of 2015.[2] Both Sione and Maea Teuhema verbally committed to Texas in May 2013,[3] but decommitted after head coach Mack Brown resigned. In February 2014, both Teuhema brothers committed to Louisiana State.[4]

College career

As a true freshman, Teuhema played in all 12 games and started the last 11 at left guard, as part of an offensive line that helped Leonard Fournette rush for an LSU single-season rushing record of 1,953 yards. As a sophomore, Teuhema split time between both guard spots early in his sophomore campaign before settling in as the starting right tackle for the final six games of the season.

In August 2017, LSU suspended Teuhema for academic reasons,[5] causing him to transfer to Southeastern Louisiana.[6]

Professional career

After going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft, Teuhama participated in the New Orleans Saints rookie minicamp.[7]

San Antonio Commanders

On October 26, 2018, Teuhama signed with the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football (AAF).[8] After being on the injured reserve list to start the 2019 season, he was promoted to the active roster on March 4.[9] The league ceased operations in April 2019.[10]

Dallas Renegades

In 2019, Teuhama was drafted in the open phase of the 2020 XFL Draft by the Dallas Renegades.[11] He was waived by the Renegades and claimed off waivers by the New York Guardians on January 7, 2020.[12] He was waived during final roster cuts on January 22, 2020.[13] He signed with the Team 9 practice squad during the regular season. He was re-signed by the Guardians on March 9, 2020.[14] He had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020.[15]

Michigan Panthers

On March 10, 2022, Teuhema was drafted by the Michigan Panthers of the United States Football League.[16]

Arlington Renegades

The Arlington Renegades selected Teuhema in the seventh round of the 2023 XFL Supplemental Draft on January 1, 2023.[17] He was released on February 15, 2023.[18]

San Antonio Brahmas

Teuhama signed with the San Antonio Brahmas of the XFL on February 21, 2023.[19] He was not part of the roster after the 2024 UFL dispersal draft on January 15, 2024.[20]


  1. ^ "Maea Teuhema - Keller (TX)". MaxPreps. June 30, 2014 – via YouTube.
  2. ^ "ESPN Football Recruiting - Player Rankings - ESPN".
  3. ^ "Sione, Maea Teuhema commit to the Texas Longhorns". SB Nation. May 30, 2013.
  4. ^ "LSU picks up commitments from 2014 defensive end Sione Teuhema and 2015 offensive lineman Maea Teuhema". February 5, 2014.
  5. ^ "LSU suspends starting offensive lineman Maea Teuhema indefinitely; he will transfer". CBS Sports. August 3, 2017.
  6. ^ "SLU gives Teuhema brothers second chance after transferring from LSU". The Advocate. September 28, 2017.
  7. ^ "Saints announce 2018 Rookie Mini Camp roster". New Orleans Saints. May 12, 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  8. ^ "Commanders announce 6 signings: Oct. 26, 2019". 210 Football. October 26, 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  9. ^ "Commanders add Riley Smith, Maea Teuhema to active roster". 210 Football. March 4, 2019. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  10. ^ Rothstein, Michael; Wickersham, Seth (June 13, 2019). "Inside the short, unhappy life of the Alliance of American Football". Retrieved January 9, 2024.
  11. ^ Talbot, Damond (October 16, 2019). "XFL Draft Phase 5: The Final Rounds of the Draft, Find out who was selected". NFL Draft Diamonds. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  12. ^ "XFL Transactions". Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  13. ^ Talbot, Damond (January 22, 2020). "A Full List of XFL Roster Cuts, Who was released today?". Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  14. ^ "XFL Transactions". Retrieved March 9, 2020.
  15. ^ Condotta, Bob (April 10, 2020). "XFL suspends operations, terminates all employees, but Jim Zorn says he has hopes league will continue". Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  16. ^ "USFL DRAFT 2022: SUPPLEMENTAL DRAFT PICK-BY-PICK RESULTS". Fox Media LLC. March 10, 2022. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  17. ^ "Supplemental Draft Picks 2023". Retrieved January 2, 2023.
  18. ^ Miller, Anthony. "Arlington Renegades Release Nick Temple, Maea Teuhema". Retrieved 2023-02-22.
  19. ^ "XFL Transactions". Retrieved March 14, 2023.
  20. ^ "2024 UFL Team Rosters". Retrieved January 22, 2024.