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Browns sign center Lo Falemaka

Undrafted free agent made 22 starts at Utah and came back from a gunshot wound that left a bullet in his hip.

NCAA Football: Washington at Utah Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns made a roster addition on Monday with the signing of center Lo Falemaka.

The team announced the move on its website.

An undrafted free agent, the 6-foot-5 and 303-pound Falemaka played collegiately at Utah, where he made 22 starts in 35 career games. He earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention status in 2017 and 2018.

Falemaka had an interesting time at Utah. He redshirted the 2013 season before spending the following year on the scout team. He played the first two games of the 2015 season but missed the remainder of the year after being shot during a dispute at a house party. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Falemaka was trying to help a woman keep the suspects from joining the party when he was shot.

That left Falemaka hospitalized for more than a week and he still has a bullet lodged near his left hip. He returned in 2016 and played in 10 games, but would go on to suffer injuries to both his knees and have an appendectomy before his college career came to a close.

Falemaka had a tryout earlier this year with the Seattle Seahawks.