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Who was Sione Veikoso? BYU football player dies in Hawaii construction accident

Sione Veikoso
Sione Veikoso

College Football star identified as Sione Veikoso has died at the age of 22 in a construction accident in Hawaii.

Sione Veikoso passed away after a construction accident in his hometown of Kailua, Hawaii on Friday.

According to the Honolulu Fire Department, three out of six men got trapped under a 15-foot retaining rock wall behind a home after part of it fell.

Veikoso died at the scene, which his family confirmed with Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

The two other men were taken to a hospital in serious, but stable condition.

Who was Sione Veikoso?

Sione Veikoso
Sione Veikoso

Sione Veikoso was a 6-6, 290-pound Offensive Guard from Kailua, HI.

Before he enrolled in BYU, Veikoso served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 2018-20 in Brazil.

He began his college career at Arizona State.

He eventually transferred to BYU and appeared in one game during the 2022 college football season.

Veikoso was a three-star high-school recruit.

BYU Highlights

  • Transferred to BYU in July 2022 after one year at Arizona State
  • Has four years of eligibility remaining

Personal

  • Missionary Service: Served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Manaus, Brazil (2018-20)
  • Parents are Sione Veikoso and Wendy Kava
  • Cousin Sione Kava played defensive tackle at Oregon in 2018 and 2019 after transferring from East Los Angeles College
  • Cousin Isi Sofele played running back at Cal (2009-12)
  • Enjoys anime

Before BYU

  • Also recruited by Arizona State, Oregon State and Washington State
  • Signed with Arizona State out of Kailua HS (Hawaii)
  • Played in one game for the Sun Devils during a redshirt 2021 season

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