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#50 Aaron Tipoti
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 280
Year: Senior
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
High School: Word of Life Academy
Experience: 3 Letters

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Features: Game Program Feature 2012


PRONUNCIATION: tuh-PO-tee

AFTER CAL: Has accepted an invitation to play in the 2013 Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game.

CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Played in 43 games with 18 starts over the last four seasons of his five campaigns with the program from 2008-12 ... totaled 91 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss (-31 yards), 1.5 sacks (-15 yards), two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry ... wore No. 40 for his first three seasons from 2008-10 but switched to No. 50 for his final two campaigns in 2011 and '12.

2012 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in 10 games with eight starts and recorded a career-high 31 tackles, while adding 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard), the lone quarterback hurry of his career and one fumble recovery to earn the team's Most Valuable Lineman honors on defense ... posted a career-high seven tackles in his final collegiate game against Oregon State ... had five tackles and the lone quarterback hurry of his career vs. Washington ... posted four tackles both in the season opener vs. Nevada and against Stanford ... had three tackles at USC, as well as two vs. Southern Utah, at Washington State and at Utah, adding his second career fumble recovery against the Thunderbirds and 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yards) vs. the Utes ... had single tackles at Ohio State and vs. Oregon ... on the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy given to college football's top interior lineman on either side of the ball ... first-team preseason All-Pac-12 according to Phil Steele, who also listed him prior to the season as the nation's No. 17 draft-eligible defensive tackle ... one of Cal's Players to Watch according to Lindy's ... missed all of spring practice due to injury.

2011 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in 11 games with a career-high six starts ... posted 25 tackles, career highs in tackles for loss (4.0, -22 yards) and sacks (1.5, -15 yards), his lone career pass breakup, and a career-best-tying one forced fumble ... earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors from the league's coaches and a third-team All-Pac-12 selection by College Sports Madness ... added a pair of team honors with the Bob Tessier Award for the Most Improved Lineman and the Ken Cotton Award for the Most Courageous Player, both on defense ... had a season-high six tackles and the first sack of his year for a career-long 14-yard loss at Oregon ... added four tackles in each of the next two games vs. USC and Utah, also picking up a career-high-tying 1.0 tackle for loss (-2 yards) against the Trojans, and a forced fumble, 0.5 sacks (-1 yard) and 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) against the Utes ... also had four tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-4 yards) and his lone career pass breakup vs. Texas in the Holiday Bowl ... added three tackles each in back-to-back games at UCLA and vs. Washington State, and one stop along with 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) at Stanford.

2010 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in 10 games off the bench, totaling 14 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss (-7 yards) and the first forced fumble of his career ... posted a season-high-tying four tackles both at USC and vs. Oregon, adding 1.0 tackle for loss (-5 yards) and a forced fumble vs. the Trojans and a half tackle for loss (-2 yards) against the Ducks ... had a pair of tackles at Nevada, as well as one each vs. Colorado, at Arizona, at Oregon State and vs. Stanford.

2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in 12 games with four starts that came in consecutive contests during the second half of the season at Arizona State, vs. Oregon State, vs. Arizona and at Stanford ... registered 21 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) ... received the team's Bob Simmons Award as the Most Valuable Freshman on defense ... had season-high-tying totals of four tackles in back-to-back games off the bench at Oregon and vs. USC ... added three tackles vs. both Eastern Washington and Arizona ... had two tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) in the season opener vs. Maryland and two tackles at Arizona State, while collecting single tackles vs. Washington State, Oregon State and in the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Utah.

2008: Redshirted ... did not play ... named Co-Scout Team Player of the Year on defense.

WORD OF LIFE ACADEMY: Selected to the All-Far West squad by SuperPrep ... a three-star prospect according to Scout and Rivals ... Rivals also listed him as the No. 7 recruit from the state of Hawaii ... first-team All-State choice by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and Honolulu Advertiser as a 2007 senior ... also played basketball and threw the shot put and discus as a prep.

PERSONAL: Full name is Aaron Fetutasi Tipoti ... born January 4, 1990 ... parents are Nofo and Sisavaii Tipoti ... father played college football at Hawai'i ... major is social welfare.

CAREER GAME HIGHS
Tackles: 7 (at Oregon State, 2012)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 (four times, last Holiday Bowl vs. Texas)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 14 (at Oregon, 2011)
Sacks: 1.0 (at Oregon, 2011)
Sack Yards: 14 (at Oregon, 2011)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (twice, last vs. Utah, 2011)
Fumble Recoveries: 1 (vs. Southern Utah, 2012)
Pass Breakups: 1 (Holiday Bowl vs. Texas, 2011)
Quarterback Hurries: 1 (vs. Washington, 2012)

LAST UPDATED: January 8, 2013

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