Has played in 33 games with 10 starts over the last three seasons of his four campaigns with the program from 2008-11 ... has totaled 60 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss (-22 yards), 1.5 sacks (-15 yards), two forced fumbles and one pass breakup ... wore No. 40 for his first three seasons from 2008-10 but switched to his current No. 50 prior to the 2011 campaign ... has recorded 26 of his 60 career tackles in a combined six games against Oregon (14) and USC (12), seeing each opponent three times ... the only current player on the Cal defense to have all-conference honors on his resume, having earned an honorable mention All-Pac-12 nod in 2011.
On the 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 has him as the nation's No. 17 draft-eligible defensive tackle ... one of Cal's Players to Watch according to Lindy's ... listed as the backup nose guard on the post-spring depth chart ... missed all of spring practice due to injury but is expected to be ready for the season.
Played in 11 games with a career-high six starts ... posted career-highs of 25 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss (-22 yards), 1.5 sacks (-15 yards) and one pass breakup, while tying a career-best with one forced fumble ... earned honorable mention 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 career-high six tackles and the first sack of his year with a career-long 14-yard loss at Oregon ... added four tackles in the next two games vs. USC and Utah, adding 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 (-4 yards) and his first career pass breakup vs. Texas in the Holiday Bowl ... added three tackles 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.
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.
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.
Redshirted ... did not play ... named Co-Scout Team Player of the Year on defense.
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.
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.