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 ... the only game he did not play in was the third contest of the campaign at Minnesota ... registered 21 tackles (1 unassisted, 20 assisted) and 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) ... received the team's Bob Simmons Award as the Most Valuable Freshman on defense ... had career-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, vs. Oregon State and vs. Utah in the Poinsettia Bowl.
2008: Redshirted ... did not play ... named Cal's Co-Scout Player of the Year on defense.
HIGH SCHOOL: Selected to the All-Far West team 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 ... 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 undeclared but considering American Studies.
TIPOTI'S CAREER GAME HIGHS Tackles: 4 (twice, last vs. USC, 2009) Tackles For Loss: 0.5 (vs. Maryland, 2009)