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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, August 30, 2002

Rolovich, Lelie help Broncos to 31-0 win

Associated Press

Ola Kimrin knows he has virtually no chance of making the Denver Broncos with Pro Bowl kicker Jason Elam in front of him.

Denver Broncos wide receiver Ashley Lelie, left, is congratulated by teammate Clinton Portis after Lelie's 38-yard touchdown catch.

Associated Press

Still, Kimrin made sure to get noticed.

Kimrin hit a 65-yard field goal and Jarious Jackson solidified his spot as Denver's third quarterback, leading the host Broncos over the Seattle Seahawks, 31-0, last night.

Former University of Hawai'i standouts Nick Rolovich and Ashley Lelie played well for Denver. Both are rookies.

Rolovich completed 4 of 9 passes for 50 yards and scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Lelie caught seven passes for 86 yards, including a 38-yard touchdown pass from Jackson in the first quarter.

Elam, another former UH standout, hit a 63-yard field goal in 1998 to tie Tom Dempsey for the longest in NFL history.

Kimrin's second-quarter kick won't be recognized because exhibition games do not count in the league record book.

"It was a heck of a kick, wasn't it?" Denver coach Mike Shanahan said. "It looked like it could have been good at 70. I was really happy for him. He's worked hard throughout camp, and hopefully this will give him an opportunity to catch on with another team, if not right away then sometime during the season."