Ulbrich contributes
to dousing of Rams

Star-Bulletin staff

Starting linebacker Jeff Ulbrich made four tackles and his San Francisco 49ers battered NFC West rival St. Louis yesterday.

One of Ulbrich's tackles was a sack of the Rams' Jamie Martin, who started in place of injured Kurt Warner.

Ulbrich, the Hawaii alumnus, boosted his season tackles total to nine. He missed the 49ers' first two games with a knee injury.

Pittsburgh starting defensive end Kimo von Oelhoffen, who grew up in Molokai, made two tackles in the Steelers' loss to New Orleans. Teammate Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala, a former St. Louis School standout, didn't play due to injured ribs.

In the same game, New Orleans backup running back James Fenderson made a special-teams tackle, his third of the season. The former Hawaii running back was dropped for a 4-yard loss on his only carry.

Ashley Lelie (Hawaii) made two catches for 13 yards, including an 8-yard grab that went for a first down, as Denver got back on the right track by beating division rival San Diego. Teammate Jason Elam (Hawaii) went 3-for-3 on extra points and kicked a 36-yard field goal. He also had a 43-yard attempt blocked.

Toniu Fonoti (Kahuku High School) started for the Chargers at guard.

Three other offensive linemen with Hawaii connections were starters yesterday: Jacksonville guard Chris Naeole (Kahuku), Atlanta guard Kynan Forney (Hawaii) and New York Jets center Kevin Mawae (dad grew up in Hawaii).

Adrian Klemm (Hawaii) subbed at tackle in New England's loss to Miami.

Defensive end Maake Kemoeatu (Kahuku) started for Baltimore, but didn't make a tackle in a win over Cleveland.

In other news, Arizona waived defensive tackle Mario Fatafehi (Kahuku) and added center Steven Grace (Kamehameha) to its practice squad.

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