Talent runs deep on 2013 roster
Both Utah and USC are coming off bye weeks.
USC comes to town on Thursday, Oct. 4
UTAH: All-conference candidate will start for his third season ... on the Rimington Trophy Watch List ... in his second year at center after playing right tackle his fist two seasons ... has played in 28 games with 20 starts.
2014--Played and started in 12 games at center ... allowed just one sack in 747 regular-season plays (stats were not kept for the Las Vegas Bowl) ... had 15 cuts ... six cuts against UCLA was tied for the team season high.
2013--Played in 10 games with eight starts at right tackle ... 648 plays, two cuts and seven knockdowns ... four knockdowns against BYU ... lettered.
2012--Played in six games, including the final five games of the season ... played in three games on the offensive line (Arizona State, Cal and Washington State) ... 26 total plays on the line ... season-high 17 plays against Arizona State ... lettered.
HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-Sierra League ... second-team all-state ... 2010 Nike Camp offensive line MVP ... South Hills HS (Calif.) team captain ... also lettered in track.
PERSONAL: Son of Mac and Rita Aiono ... one brother and three sisters ... married (Gabriella) with a son Sean ... enjoys playing the ukulele ... sociology major will receive his bachelor's degree in December ... full name is Tauti Siaosi Aiono (pronounced see-oh-see eye-oh-no) ... California native was born May 15, 1993 in Salt Lake City.