Quickly:Name is pronounced Comma-lone-ee Vi-inny-kolo... Solid defensive tackle, who showed continued improvement through spring... Provides speed, depth and veteran experience to defensive unit.
2009 (Jr.): Played in 11 games... Posted four total tackles (one solo, three assists)... Logged one QB hurry... Tallied two tackles at Texas A&M and one each in BYU and New Mexico State games... Also on the field goal and punt units.
Junior College:Played with fellow USU teammates Sean Enesi and Reuben Willis at El Camino JC... Played in seven games for El Camino, who posted a 9-1 record... Had 10 solo tackles, 14 assisted tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks, one pass breakup and two quarterback hurries... Earned first-team all-conference honors...
High School:At Maui HS he was a three-year starter and letterwinner for head coach Curtis Lee... Led the team in sacks and tackles for loss all three seasons... Earned first-team all-conference honors as a senior, in addition to being the team MVP...
Personal: Born June 12, 1988 in Wailukiu, Hawaii... Son of Atunais and Tevil Vainikolo... Has eight brothers and one sister... Majoring in sociology... Chose USU because of community and campus environment, playing in the WAC and the coaching staff.
Defense G/GS UT AT Total TFL Sacks PBU 2009(Jr.) 11/0 1 3 4 0-0 0-0 0