CAREER: He has 19 career starts.
2016: The experienced Talamaivao returns as a starter at right offensive guard as a junior in 2016.
2015: Talamaivao started the second half of his 2015 sophomore season at right offensive guard in 2015 after performing impressively there as a starter in 2014. Overall in 2015, he appeared in 13 games (all but Oregon) and started 8 times (Notre Dame, Utah, California, Arizona, Colorado, UCLA, Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Game and Wisconsin). He sprained his knee against Colorado and missed the Oregon game.
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.