Talent runs deep on 2013 roster
UTAH: Although he has yet to play a down at Utah, he has the tools to be an honor candidate if he can stay healthy ... missed all of last season and spring ball following foot surgery for an injury suffered last August in camp ... former walk-on first joined the team in 2009, redshirting that season before leaving to serve an LDS church mission ... rejoined the team as a scholarship player in 2013.
2013-Missed the entire season with a foot injury.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played on both the offensive and defensive lines at East HS (Utah) ... team captain ... also participated in track.
PERSONAL: Son of Leilani Tu'ikolovatu ... three brothers and three sisters ... uncle is former Ute and NFL defensive lineman Sione Pouha (Jets) ... served a church mission in the Philippines ... has not declared a major ... name is Steve Tu'ikolovatu (pronounced tooey-kolo-va-too), but prefers the nickname Stevie ... born June 28, 1991.