Spring ball begins March 5.
Lee caught just five passes for 75 yards, yet still broke the Pac-12 single-season receptions record established last year by teammate Robert Woods, who had seven catches for 92 yards.
Trojans get 5 turnovers, including 2 picks by Scott Starr.
2013: Vainuku returns as the starting fullback as a sophomore in 2013.
2012: Vainuku started at fullback and played on special teams as a redshirt freshman in 2012. Overall in 2012 while appearing in all 13 games and starting 4 times (Syracuse, California, Washington, Notre Dame), he had 7 carries for 26 yards (3.7 avg.), caught 8 passes for 50 yards (6.2 avg.) and made 6 tackles. He had 2 catches for 23 yards and a tackle against Hawaii, then had a 6-yard catch, a run for 0 yards and 2 tackles at Syracuse. He had 6 yards on 2 carries at Stanford, had 10 yards on 2 carries and added a tackle against California, had 2 catches for 3 yards at Utah, had a 5-yard catch at Washington and had a 3-yard catch at Arizona. He had 10 yards on 2 carries, plus a tackle, against Oregon, then had a tackle against Arizona State and had a 10-yard catch against Notre Dame.
2011: Vainuku, who enrolled at USC in the spring of 2011 after graduating a semester early from high school, redshirted as a freshman fullback in 2011, his first year at USC.
HIGH SCHOOL: He originally signed with USC in February of 2010, but did not qualify for admission, so he returned to Eureka (Calif.) High but did not play football in 2010.
His 2009 honors included Super Prep All-Farwest, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools first team and All-Humboldt-Del Norte Big Four League first team as a senior linebacker and fullback at Eureka. He had 2,202 yards on 252 carries (8.7 avg.) with 38 TDs on offense and 14 tackles, 1 interception and 1 forced fumbled on defense in 2009. Eureka won the 2009 CIF North Coast Division II title.
As a junior in 2008, he had 800 rushing yards with 14 TDs on offense and 34 tackles, 1 interception and 1 forced fumble on defense.
As a sophomore in 2007, he had 1,500 rushing yards with 27 TDs.
PERSONAL: His father was a rugby star in Tonga. His cousin is former USC All-American (2005-08) and current Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga.