Talent runs deep on 2013 roster
Nine practices in six days
Utes have firepower on offense, defense
UTAH: Played in 24-of-25 games in two seasons with 20 starts ... initially signed as a defensive tackle--switching to the offense during his redshirt season.
2014- Appeared in 12 games with eight starts ... saw time at both guard positions ... played 542 snaps in the regular season (grades were not kept for the Las Vegas Bowl) ... had three cuts.
2013- Played and started in all 12 games at right guard ... played 849 snaps ... led Utes with 20 knockdowns ... also had five pancake blocks.
PRIOR TO UTAH: 2011 first-team All-America Community College Football team offensive guard ... 2010 and 2011 first-team All-California ... Rivals.com four-star recruit ... Rivals.com's 10th-rated JC prospect in 2012 as a DT ... Mt. SAC was the 2010 JC national champion and the 2011 national runner-up, and won the conference title in 2010 and 2011 ... grayshirted at Mt. SAC in 2009 ... prepped at Brighton High (Utah), where he played center and nose guard and was a first-team all-state OL as a senior in 2005 ... also an all-state wrestler for Brighton High, finishing third at state in the 275-pound weight class in 2006 ... played rugby for Highland High.
PERSONAL: Son of Visesio and Moeata Salt ... five brothers and two sisters ... had an acting role in the 2008 rugby-themed movie Forever Strong ... served an LDS Church mission in Tonga ... received a bachelor's degree in parks, recreation and tourism in the summer prior to his senior season ... full name is Visesio Salt Jr. ... born Jan. 1, 1988 in San Mateo Calif.