|AT SAN JOSE STATE: In his fourth season with the Spartans...A two-year starter in the offensive line...Had a streak of 17 consecutive starts during the 2008 and 2009 seasons...One of San Jose State’s two-way players...Has played offensive guard, running back and defensive tackle during his college career...Came to San Jose State originally as a defensive lineman...Name is pronounced EYE-lau E-lee-AH-poe.|
2009: Played in nine games...Was a starter the first five and was a reserve the last four games of the season...Highlight of the season was facing his older brother, starting defensive tackle Kenape Eliapo, head-to-head when San Jose State hosted Utah (9/12)...More than 100 family members attended the Spartans’ home opener to see the Eliapo brothers play against each other.
2008: Started all 12 games of the season at right guard...Was the only San Jose State offensive lineman to start in every game.
2007: Eliapo was a defensive tackle who moved to the offensive side of the ball midway through the 2007 season...Actually played defensive tackle and running back in the Fresno State game (10/20)...Was credited with six tackles for the season...Five of them came in the UC Davis victory (9/29)...Also was credited with an assisted tackle at Stanford (9/15).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of South San Francisco (Calif.) High (Coach Frank Moro)... A 2005 CalHi Sports first-team all-state and first-team All-Central Coast Section defensive lineman...Two-time league ‘Offensive Lineman of the Year’... Also lettered in track and field.
MORE ON AILAO: A sociology major...Older brother, Kenape Eliapo, Jr., was a defensive tackle for the 2006 through 2009 University of Utah football teams...The native of Burlingame, Calif., was born on December 13, 1988.