Takes over for Kirk Morrison as the starter at linebacker in the middle of the Aztec defense ... Has excellent speed and began his career as a running back ... Made his first splash at SDSU on special teams and was one of the league's best players in the kicking game two seasons ago ... Has blocked three kicks in his Aztec career and at one point was SDSU's top kickoff returner ... Turned in an impressive month of spring ball in his first efforts as the starting middle linebacker.
2004: Blocked a punt at Air Force that led to an Aztec touchdown ... Had six solo tackles against No. 9 Utah, including three tackles behind the line of scrimmage ... Had four tackles against UNLV and Idaho State ... Was awarded a half-sack at Wyoming.
2003: Was slowed by a knee sprain before the season got started ... Knee injury kept him from contributing in the return game, where he had excelled as a freshman ... Ended the season with seven tackles with four of those coming in the last two games of the season ... Had a quarterback sack at Texas-El Paso.
2002: Helped solve SDSU's return-game woes in several areas ... His first kick return of the year went for 22 yards at Wyoming ... Blocked a punt the Aztecs recovered for a touchdown at Wyoming ... Was credited with the key block that sprung Kyle Conerly for an 87-yard punt return against UNLV ... Had a 36-yard kickoff return against BYU and had an 18-yard punt return against the Cougars and blocked a kick ... Had 34-yard returns against New Mexico and Colorado State ... Finished fourth in the Mountain West with a kickoff return average of 22.3 yards ... Ranked 50th nationally in that category.
2001: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Attended Buena High School and was a three-year starter for coach Rick Scott ... Was one of the top recruits out of Ventura County ... Led team to three Channel League titles, including a 9-3 record as a senior ... A three-time all-Channel League honoree ... The 2000 Channel League defensive player of the year ... Also an all-Ventura County selection by the Ventura County Star as well as a first-team Southern Section Division IV all-CIF choice ... Rushed for 4,165 yards during his career, including 2,157 yards on 253 carries as a senior ... Scored 57 career touchdowns, including 29 as a senior ... Holds the school record for average yards per carry at 8.7 ... Was also a three-year starter at fullback.
Personal: Birth name is Naivote Taulawakeiaho ... Born Dec. 18, 1982 ... Son of Elizabeth Morgan ... Brother, George, played at the University of Washington ... Majoring in political science.
Keiaho's Career Defensive Stats