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  James Aiono
James Aiono

Player Profile
Hometown:
West Valley City, Utah

Last College:
Snow College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 305

Position:
DT

Birthdate:
01/23/1989

Experience:
2VL

UTAH: Played in 23 games in his two-year career, primarily at defensive tackle, but also some at defensive end ... initially signed with Utah out of high school in 2007 but first went to Snow College.

2011-Played in all 13 games with starts against Montana State and USC ... two total tackles ... two pass breakups (Arizona State and USC).

2010-Played in 10 games ... 10 tackles ... season-high four tackles against San Jose State ... assisted tackle for loss against Iowa State.

PRIOR TO UTAH: 2008 first-team junior college All-American was rated the No. 1 junior college recruit in the nation in 2008 by Rivals.com ... Western States Football League 2008 Defensive MVP and first-team all-conference defensive lineman ... 2007 second-team All-American and first-team all-WSFL ... led Snow College to the WSFL title both years ... first-team all-state and all-region as a senior at Murray High School (Utah) in 2006 ... won four letters in football ... rated the fourth-best prospect in the state by Scout.com coming out of high school.

PERSONAL: Son of Ta'aloga and Ali'itasi Aiono ... youngest of five children ... married (Malvina) ... earned a bachelor's degree in sociology ... full name is James Pelenise Aiono (pronounced eye-oh-no) ... born Jan. 23, 1989 in Anaheim, Calif

YEAR	G/GS	UT	AT	TOT	TFL	SACK
2010	10/0	5	5	10	0.5-1	0.0-0
2011	13/2	1	1	2	0.0-0	0.0-0
Totals	23/2	6	6	12	0.5-1	0.0-0
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