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An In-Depth Look at Jahleel Addae
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One of the team’s hardest hitters, Jahleel Addae became the Chargers’ starting strong safety in 2015 and he had one of his best seasons. His 65 tackles ranked sixth on the team.
While Addae enjoyed success on the field in 2013, he faced personal adversity at home. At the same time he was trying to make inroads with the Chargers, Addae learned that his mother, Jennifer, was battling breast cancer back in their hometown of Valrico, Florida. Thankfully, today she is cancer free. In 2014, he showed his appreciation for her courage in battling the disease by serving as an honorary chair for the 2014 & 2015 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Addae’s older brother, Jahmile, was a four-year starter at West Virginia. After a brief NFL career, Jahmile transitioned into coaching and he is now coaching safeties at the University of Arizona.
Addae has long been a ferocious hitter with a nose for the football. In college, teammates nicknamed him “The Hitman.”
TRANSACTION HISTORY: Signed with Chargers May 13, 2013...re-signed March 25, 2016.