Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Fuamatu-Ma’afala: Where is he now?


Today marks the end of the week of the running back here at cover32 and it certainly has been a good one here for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

We looked at draftees, free agents and the best and worst to ever don the black and gold (Note: Steeler Nation hates Tim Worley and Walter Abercrombie).

But today, we’re going to take a look at a former back and what he’s doing nowadays.

Chris Fuamatu-Maʻafala

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Can’t you just hear it now? The chants of “fuuuuuuuuuuu,” raining down from Three Rivers stadium and Heinz Field?

Or Myron Cope’s feeble attempts to pronounce his name and then just settling for “Foo.”

And all the Ma’afala puns.

He finished his Pittsburgh career in 2002, rushing for just 751 yards and six touchdowns in five seasons with the Steelers.

His most memorable moment came on this play as the Steelers came back to defeat the Browns:

“Foo” lives in Honolulu, Hawaii nowadays where he works with Army Youth Sports where he coaches, teaches and organizes activities for youths of military personnel on the island.

Quick Hits—Week of the RB: Where are they now?


Rashard Mendenhall

Mendenhall is currently an Arizona Cardinal but is up for Free Agency this coming offseason.

Rocky Bleier

Bleier is a speaker and author on retirement and financial management in his retirement. He also is on the radio in Pittsburgh, 104.7 FM WPGB

Franco Harris

Harris works closely with his alma mater Penn State where he is a Conti Professor, named by Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management, he acts as an advisor in the Center for Food Innovation.

Willie Parker

Parker is an assistant coach at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Jerome Bettis

Bettis works regularly with ESPN as a football analyst.

Tim Worley

Worley co-founded a consulting firm with his wife where he is a motivational speaker.

Walter Abercrombie

Abercrombie works with his alma mater Baylor where he is the executive director of the “B” association.

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  • bob graff

    you are doing a great job keep up the good work, i had lots of fun remember the Steeler RB history.