19 Aaron Alexander
Aaron Alexander

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hahnville, La.

High School:
Hahnville

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 199

Position:
Wide Receiver

Experience:
2VL



Dynamic pass-catcher listed among key components in Army's wideout corps ... rangy wide receiver with nose for football ... boasts strong knack for making catch in traffic ... possesses exceptional hands ... tenacious blocker as well ... supplies Army signal callers with dangerous target on perimeter ... very coachable ... eager to improve ... harbors tremendous desire to succeed ... features excellent leadership talents ... expected to fill starting wideout role for third straight season ... career reception yardage total of 1,315 ranks third all-time at Army ... became seventh Black Knight player to surpass 1,000 career receiving yards ... owns 90 career receptions to rank fifth on Army's career list ... boasts impressive 14.6 career per-catch average ... eight career touchdown receptions rank tied for eighth on the Academy's career ladder ... carries 24-game starting string into senior season ... also boasts string of 19 straight games with at least one catch ... legitimate all-conference candidate ... two-year letterman.

2003: Topped club in both receptions (64) and receiving yards (861) ... established new single season school record for receptions ... shattered previous standard that had been on books since 1970 ... averaged 13.5 yards per catch, which ranked second highest on club ... pulled down team-best six touchdown passes ... fell just one scoring catch shy of Academy's single-season record, set by Mike Fahnestock in 1980 ... ranked 65th nationally and fourth among Conference USA leaders in receptions per game (4.9) ... listed 76th among national leaders in receiving yards per outing (64.2) ... latter figure stood eighth among league leaders ... started all 13 games at wide receiver position ... established career highs in receptions (12), receiving yards (145) and touchdown catches (2) during "breakout" showing opposite Tulane ... became first Army player since 1980 to haul down at least 10 receptions in a game ... fell just one catch shy of Army single-game record ... first Army player to register two touchdown catches in a game since 1990 ... receiving yardage stands ninth on Black Knights' single-game list ... accumulated 143 yards on seven receptions versus East Carolina ... added 28-yard touchdown catch in that contest ... yardage total marked ninth-highest effort in Army history ... joined Mike Fahnestock as only two players in Army history with two games of at least 140 receiving yards in their careers ... registered six catches for 95 yards in road showing against Hawai'i ... became Army's single season receptions leader in that showing ... caught six balls for 75 yards versus USF ... added six grabs for 50 yards at UAB ... pulled down five receptions for 68 yards during season opener versus Connecticut ... hauled in 14-yard touchdown pass from QB Zac Dahman in that contest ... added five catches for 60 yards in season finale opposite Navy ... amassed four receptions for 64 yards and two touchdowns against Cincinnati ... registered three catches for 51 yards versus Rutgers ... season-long 41-yard grab against East Carolina ... pulled down at least three catches in 11 consecutive games before limited to two grabs versus Air Force ... recorded at least five catches in seven games.

2002: Finished season ranked second on team with 26 receptions ... topped squad with 454 reception yards and 17.5 yard-per-catch average ... appeared in 11 of 12 contests to earn first varsity letter ... sat out opener versus Holy Cross due to ankle sprain ... started each of season's final 11 contests ... established season highs with six catches for 85 yards in road loss to Houston ... pulled down 3-yard touchdown pass for first collegiate score ... added 35-yard gain versus Cougars ... pulled down four catches for 65 yards against Navy ... registered 36-yard touchdown reception for second score of year ... added three receptions for 82 yards in home date against Air Force ... spectacular 36-yard grab to AF 2-yard line late in first half led to Army touchdown ... set up another score with second 36-yard grab ... averaged 27.3 yards on three receptions against Falcons ... collected three catches and 70 reception yards against East Carolina ... registered season-long 44-yard gain on pass from Matt Silva versus Pirates ... recorded three catches and 50 reception yards previous week against Southern Miss ... also snared three catches for 43 yards against Memphis ... notched first collegiate reception during home loss to Louisville ... catch went for 14 yards.

2001: Suffered season-ending jaw injury during second week of preseason camp ... did not play remainder of season.

High School: Preseason all-region choice by Prep Star magazine during senior season at Hahnville High in Hahnville, La. ... played for head coach Lou Valdan ... four-time letterwinner ... helped team to undefeated season and district championship during senior year ... squad captured three district titles in four years ... recorded 19 receptions for 290 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior ... averaged 15.7 yards per reception ... garnered four additional varsity letters in basketball ... all-district choice on hardwood ... selected as district's most valuable basketball player as a senior ... two-time All-River Parish team selection.

Personal: Born July 7, 1983 ... given name is Aaron Michael Alexander ... parents' names are Gerald and Romona Alexander ... majoring in Human and Regional Geography.

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