49ers take flyer on former Falcon DT
By DAVE ORNAUER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: April 29, 2019
Sidney Malau’ulu, a former Seoul American defensive lineman who played the last four years at the University of Wyoming, was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent hours after the conclusion of the three-day NFL Draft over the weekend.
Malau’ulu attended Seoul American his first two years of high school, playing for the Falcons in the defensive interior, before transferring to Hawaii, where he finished out his high school years before walking on at Laramie.
As a senior in the 2018 season, the 6-foot-3, 295-pound nose tackle had his best season, with 28 tackles, six for losses, and three sacks.
Not much of a chance of making the 53-man cut? Keep in mind, the Super Bowl LIII champion New England Patriots had 15 players on their roster who were not drafted. So anything might happen.
Other former Seoul American players who went on to play in college and the pros include:
-- David Page, who played in Korea as a freshman and sophomore, returned to his native Mississippi for his last two high school years, led Hinds Community College to a No. 13 national JC ranking in 1999 and split starts at SMU with Josh McCown.
-- Wesly Mallard, a receiver who played at Seoul American in the mid-1990s, walked on at Oregon, became a scholarship player, helped lead the Ducks to the Fiesta Bowl in 2001 and was selected in the sixth round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.