UTAH STATE: A tough, hard-nosed player who is expected to contribute on special teams this fall after missing the last two seasons.
2009 (RS): Redshirted his first season at USU.
HIGH SCHOOL: Helped Layton (Utah) High School to back-to-back 5A Region 1 titles, advancing to the 5A quarterfinals his senior season after posting 72 total tackles (18 solo, 54 assists), with one sack, one interception, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries... Added a touchdown reception... Also a two-year letterwinner in both basketball and baseball.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 21, 1990... Son of Ken and Ellen Ciancone... Has two brothers... Undeclared on a college major... Last name is pronounced Shan-coney.