USU returns 19 starters (O-8, D-6, S-5) and 44 lettermen (O-19, D-20, S-5) from a 2011 team that won its final five regular season games to finish with a 7-6 record and a 5-2 WAC mark to tie for second in the league.
Aggies Conduct Roughly 100 Plays In First Scrimmage Of Spring
USU's comeback from a 28-7 deficit was its largest since 2001, rallying from a 27-0 deficit vs. Idaho State and was the Aggies' largest comeback against an FBS team since at least 1990.
Aggies Face Warriors In Final Time As Fellow WAC Foes
Aggies Score Most Points Since 1997; Keeton Ties School Record With Five TD's
UTAH STATE: Has developed into the best technical defensive lineman on the team... Utilizes his hands very well and has natural ability at his position.
2011 (RS-FR): Logged playing time in all 13 games and recorded nine tackles, including 0.5 for a loss... Recovered a fumble against Wyoming as well as a pass break-up versus Colorado State.
2010 (RS): Redshirted first season at USU.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Kahuku (Hawaii) High School, where he played defensive end in helping the Red Raiders to the division title with a 6-0 league record, finishing with a 12-1 mark and a No. 2 ranking in the state.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 4, 1990... Son of Siosifa and Melenaa Vaifoou... Has four brothers and one sister... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies... Chose USU because of coaching staff... Name is pronounced Tuh-veeta Vie-uh-foo-o
Defense G/GS UT AT Total TFL FR FF PBU 2011 (Fr.) 13/1 3 6 9 0.5-0 1 0 1