UTAH: Mid-year JC transfer will have three years to play two ... earned the backup job at right end in spring camp.
PRIOR TO UTAH: First-team all-SFCA defensive lineman for Mt. San Antonio College ... 41 tackles included 13.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks in 2011... also intercepted two passes, made two pass breakups, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble as a sophomore at Mt. SAC ... Mt. SAC was the 2010 JC national champion and the 2011 national runner-up, and won the conference title in 2010 and 2011 ... played his high school ball at Granger (Utah).
PERSONAL: Son of Viviani and Fifita ... married (Salote) with three children (Hadassah, Fifita and Ane) ... communication major ... full name is Koliniasi Leota but he goes by Niasi (pronounced nee-ah-see lay-oh-ta) ... born Mar. 18, 1988.