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  Makai Aalona
Makai Aalona

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Salt Lake City

High School:
Cottonwood HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 304

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
07/07/1979

Experience:
2VL

UTAH: Will start at right tackle for the second straight year ... signed with Utah in 1997 before leaving for LDS church mission to New Haven, Conn. (1998-00).

2003Played in all 12 games and started nine at right tackle ... 26 "knockdowns" in regular season play ... average season grade was 82% ... Utah's co-offensive lineman of the game vs. Air Force and Wyoming ... 89% and 88% grades, respectively against AFA and Wyoming ... career-high 6 "knockdowns" in first collegiate start (Utah State) ... 5 "knockdowns" vs. Cal.

2002-Played in first two games against Utah State and Indiana ... averaged 92% in total blocking and 88% in run blocking ... 2 "knockdowns" vs. Utah State ... 100% hustle.

2001-Backup left tackle played in three games ... best game was against Wyoming when he got in for 13 plays and was 92% in total efficiency (100% pass efficiency) ... averaged 100% hustle. 2000-Redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-region and all-state at Cottonwood High School (Utah) ... team captain ... Cottonwood's defensive player of the year.

PERSONAL: Son of Ernest and Jean Aalona ... name is pronounced ma-kye ah-ah-lo-na ... both parents attended Utah State ... interests include fishing and surfing ... full name is Makai Walter Aalona ... speech communication major ... born July 7, 1979.

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