UTAH: Came out of spring as the backup tackle ... member of the 2006 signing class did not join the team until January of 2007.
2007: Played in the first two games (Oregon State and Air Force) ... five total tackles ... season-high four tackles vs. Air Force ... lettered.
PRIOR TO UTAH: All-Mission Conference and juco preseason All-American in 2005 ... Mt. San Antonio College team captain had 8 sacks as a sophomore and 5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss as a freshman ... Mt. Sac was the 2004 Mission Conference champion ... hometown is Pomona, Calif., but prepped at Taylorsville High (Utah) where he was all-state as a senior and all-region twice ... Taylorsville team captain ... played in the 5A state championship game as a sophomore ... participated in the Tonga Bowl in Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu in 2002.
PERSONAL: Son of Iki and Okaneti Tonga ... six brothers and four sisters ... brother Joe played for Mt. SAC ... brother Iki is an artist, mechanic and barber ... economics major ... full name is Aaron David Tonga ... born Oct. 10, 1983 in Salt Lake City.
YEAR G/GS UT AT TOT TFL SACK 2007 2/0 1 4 5 0-0 0-0