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Monday, December 2, 2002


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Seattle’s Mili adds
to his career highs


Star-Bulletin staff

Seattle's Itula Mili continued to pile up numbers yesterday in his career-best season.

The Seahawks' starting tight end caught three passes for 40 yards in a loss to San Francisco. The Kahuku High School alumnus has career highs of 32 catches and 339 yards.

San Francisco starter Jeff Ulbrich, the former Hawaii linebacker, made three tackles for the 49ers.

Jason Elam, the Denver kicker who has struggled this season for the first time in his career, missed a 53-yard game-winning field-goal attempt with 7:26 to go in overtime in a loss to San Diego.

The Hawaii alumnus kicked field goals of 54 and 24 yards and he also made three extra points.

Teammate Ashley Lelie (Hawaii) made one catch for four yards.

San Diego starting right guard Toniu Fonoti (Kahuku)helped blaze the path for LaDainian Tomlinson's 220 yards rushing and three touchdowns in the victory.

New Orleans backup running back and special-teams player James Fenderson (Hawaii) recovered a fumble while playing kickoff coverage in a win over Tampa Bay.

Pittsburgh's Kimo von Oelhoffen (Molokai)made one tackle in the Steelers' win over Jacksonville.

Starting guard Chris Naeole (Kahuku)of the Jaguars also played in that game.

Three others with Hawaii connections played yesterday:Chicago starting center Olin Kreutz (St. Louis School), Baltimore backup defensive end Maake Kemoeatu (Kahuku) and Atlanta starting guard Kynan Forney (Hawaii).



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