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Jeff Ulbrich
Position: Defensive Coordinator
Other Position: Inside Linebackers
Experience: 3 Years
Jeff Ulbrich joined the UCLA staff in January, 2012 after a playing and coaching career in the NFL. He was on staff with the Seattle Seahawks in the 2010 and 2011 seasons as a special teams assistant.

In his first season with the Bruins, Ulbrich helped elevate the performance of the special teams units in 2012. Punter Jeff Locke was named first-team all-conference and David Allen was selected to the second-team all-conference squad for his play on special teams. UCLA ranked 13th in the country in net punting (39.94) and improved its own punt return average by almost six yards per attempt from the previous season.

Ulbrich's linebacker group also excelled. Junior Anthony Barr was ranked among the national leaders in sacks all season long (finished second) and sophomore Eric Kendricks led the Pac-12 in tackle average and ranked ninth in the nation with his 10.79 per game mark. Junior Jordan Zumwalt finished fourth on the squad with 66 tackles.

In 2010, Seahawks kicker Olindo Mare matched the sixth-longest field goal streak with 30 straight. The kickoff return units ranked third in the NFL and the kickoff cover group ranked fifth in the league.

A linebacker as a player, Ulbrich was drafted out of the University of Hawai'i by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round (86th pick overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft. He won a starting linebacker job with the 49ers in 2001 and was on the team for 10 seasons, playing for head coaches Steve Mariucci, Dennis Erickson, Mike Nolan and Mike Singletary. In 2007, Ulbrich took a backup role to first round pick Patrick Willis, and also had an impact on special teams. He was placed on injured reserve in October, 2009 and decided to end his playing career. Ulbrich was hired by the Seattle Seahawks as a special teams assistant on January 29, 2010.

Ulbrich attended junior college and went on to become a two-year starter at the University of Hawaii. He earned All-WAC first-team selection at middle linebacker and was a team co-captain as a senior. He led the conference with a school season record 169 tackles that season, setting a school record with 127 assisted tackles. He ranked third in the league with eight sacks for 67 yards and totaled 15 tackles for loss (58 yards) and made two interceptions. In his junior season, he finished with 41 tackles, including a sack.

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