Talent runs deep on 2013 roster
First scrimmage is Friday at 4 p.m.
Whittingham, Lotulelei, White represent the Utes.
Utes have firepower on offense, defense
Wynn, Hays and Schulz throw for touchdowns, Oliver runs for a pair of scores.
UTAH: International rugby star walked on to the Utah team in the spring of 2011 and was awarded a scholarship ... lettered all three seasons ... first tried out at running back before moving to defensive end.
2013-Backup defensive end played in all 12 games ... also played on special teams ... 13 total tackles included a half sack ... four tackles vs. Oregon State ... three tackles vs. Utah State.
2012-Played in nine games, mostly on special teams ... five tackles ... two tackles against Northern Colorado.
2011-Played in 12 games on special teams ... six tackles and a forced fumble ... two tackles against BYU.
HIGH SCHOOL: Did not play competitive sports until he was 17 years old ... played two years of football as a sophomore and junior at Davis HS (Calif.) in 2005 and 2006 ... all-conference ... captained the USA Rugby Sevens in the 2009 World Games ... became the youngest player to participate in the Rugby World Cup in 2007 at age 19 ... played on the USA's 2008 U20 Junior World Cup team ... competed in the U19 Junior World Cup for Samoa in 2006 and 2007, and played on the 2007 men's seven's national team ... also played rugby for the French club Biarritz Olympique, San Francisco Golden Gate and Northern Virginia RFC ... led the Utah rugby club team to a win in the inaugural USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship in 2010 ... also played basketball, participating in the U16 Junior Olympics Basketball Tournament in San Diego in 2004.
PERSONAL: Son of Arona and Alofisa Palamo ... father was the captain of the Samoa rugby team and played rugby collegiately at UC-Davis ... the youngest of three siblings ... brothers Seta and Toshi Palamo have also played for USA Rugby ... scheduled to graduate this summer with a bachelor's degree ... full name is Thretton Davis Palamo (pronounced threaten pa-LA-mo) ... born Sept. 22, 1988.