2015: Talamaivao, just a sophomore, returns as a starting offensive guard in 2015 after performing impressively in 2014.
2014: Talamaivao started USC’s final 11 games of 2014 at right offensive guard as a first-year freshman. He saw action in all 13 games of 2014. He made 2014 All-Pac-12 honorable mention, as well as the CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-American first team and Scout Freshman All-American second team.
HIGH SCHOOL: He made 2013 Prep Star All-American Dream Team, Student Sports All-American first team, Parade All-American second team, ESPN 300, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Max Preps All-State Division I first team, All-CIF Inland Division, Los Angeles Times All-Area, Orange County Register Fab 15 and Riverside Press Enterprise All-County as a senior offensive lineman at Centennial High in Corona (Calif.). Centennial won the 2013 CIF Inland Division title and played in the CIF Southern California Regional Championship bowl game.
He was a 3-year starter at Centennial. Current Trojan John Plattenburg also previously attended Centennial.
PERSONAL: His uncle is current USC assistant coach Johnny Nansen. Another uncle, Pene Talamaivao, was a defensive tackle at Utah (1994-97), then played professionally for 8 years with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills in 1998 (and in NFL Europe that year) and San Diego Chargers (1999-2000), XFL’s San Francisco Dragons (2001), CFL’s Ottawa RoughRiders (2002-04) and Arena Football League’s Detroit Fury (2004-05).