Monday, October 8, 2001
The Seattle Seahawks finally got their offense in gear yesterday, and Hawaii's Itula Mili was right in the thick of it.
Milis TD sparks
The Seattle tight end (Kahuku/ Brigham Young) caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Trent Dilfer in the first quarter of yesterday's 24-15 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The touchdown was Mili's fifth in his five-year NFL career.
With a 41-yard reception from Dilfer, Mili also set up another Seahawks TD -- Shaun Alexander's 3-yard run in the second quarter.
Mili was also instrumental in the blocking scheme that allowed Alexander to rush for 176 yards on 31 carries.
Jeff Ulbrich, 49ers: The linebacker (Hawaii) turned in a whale of game with nine tackles, including five solo stops and a sack in San Francisco's 24-14 win over the Carolina Panthers. In four games this season, Ulbrich has 23 tackles with 15 solos. In his sack of Carolina quarterback Chris Weinke (the 2000 Heisman Trophy winner), Ulbrich caused a fumble that was eventually recovered by the Panthers' Tim Biakabutuka.
Olin Kreutz, Bears: The center (St. Louis School/Washington) and his mates on the offensive line controlled the line of scrimmage in Chicago's 31-3 blowout of the Atlanta Falcons. Bears quarterback Jim Miller was sacked only once.
Chris Naeole, Saints: The guard (Kahuku/Colorado) and his linemates paved the way for running back Ricky Williams, who rushed for 136 yards on 30 carries in New Orleans' 28-15 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Jason Elam, Broncos: The kicker (Hawaii) drilled field goals of 48 and 24 yards and added two extra points in Denver's 20-6 win over the AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs.
Kynan Forney, Falcons: The guard (Hawaii) is back from a toe injury and suited up for Atlanta's 31-3 loss to the Chicago Bears. His offensive linemates didn't fare too well, giving up seven sacks, including six on backup quarterback Michael Vick.
Kimo von Oelhoffen, Steelers: The defensive end (Molokai/Boise State) returned from his high-ankle sprain and started for Pittsburgh in a 16-7 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, but he wasn't in on any tackles in the Steelers' first game at Heinz Field.
Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala, Steelers: The running back (St. Louis School/Utah) didn't get any carries in Pittsburgh's win.
Dominic Raiola, Lions: The backup center (St. Louis School/ Nebraska) and his Detroit teammates host the St. Louis Rams in Monday Night Football.
Kaulana Noa, Rams: The guard (Hawaii) and his St. Louis teammates visit the Detroit Lions tonight.
Ma'a Tanuvasa, Chargers: The defensive lineman (Mililani/Hawaii), who was picked up last week by San Diego, was on the inactive list as the Chargers were dealt their first loss of the season -- 20-16 against the Cleveland Browns.
Adrian Klemm, Patriots: The tackle (Hawaii), who has a minor arm injury, was on the inactive list for New England's 30-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins.