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