Football



7  Jonathan Aiken
Jonathan Aiken

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Last College:
Ellsworth CC, Iowa

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 206

Position:
Wide Receiver


01/09/2012

University of Wyoming Football Announces Three Mid-Year Signees

Two student-athletes have international background

UW This Season: Jonathan Aiken will enter the fall No. 2 on the depth chart at wide receiver behind returning starter Chris McNeill.

2010: In his first year in the Wyoming program, Aiken appeared in six games as a backup wide receiver and made three catches for a total of 16 yards. He hauled in two catches for nine yards at Texas and had one catch for seven yards versus San Diego State.

Junior College: Under the guidance of coach Mike Virden, Aiken was a steady performer for one of the top junior college programs in the nation at Ellsworth Community College. The team posted back-to-back 8-3 seasons in 2008-09 to claim two straight region championships and victories in the Graphic Edge Bowl. As a sophomore in 2009, Aiken earned All-Region and All-Midwest Conference honors after fi nishing third on the team with 449 receiving yards on 31 catches. He also caught six touchdown passes, while averaging 14.4 yards per catch. Aiken was also All-Region as a freshman in 2008. He made 39 catches to finish second on the squad with 670 yards and four touchdowns.

High School: Aiken attended Piper High School under coach Harold Pearson where he was a teammate of UW defensive end Miraldo Michel. As a senior in 2007, he helped the team qualify for the first round of the state playoffs by catching 24 passes for a county-high 466 yards and six touchdowns. He was named the MVP of his team and an All-American by the Orlando Sun Sentinel. He was invited to two all-star games, including the Under Armour game.

Personal: The son of Barbara Roberts, Jonathan was born on April 19, 1988, and has seven siblings. He was also recruited by Florida State, Miami, Louisville, Texas Tech and Georgia. He is majoring in sociology.

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