Photos from Army football practice on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.
About Aaron: Named to Phil Steele's 2010 Preseason All-Independent Second Team ... earned Midseason All-Independent honors from the same publciation ... one of only two three-time letterwinners on the 2011 roster (Steven Erzinger).
2010: Appeared in nine games ... drew starting assignments opposite Hawai'i, North Texas, Duke, Temple, Tulane and Rutgers ...collected 27 tackles on the season ... posted a season-high seven total tackles and five solo stops at Tulane ... recorded first career sack and first career fumble recovery opposite the Green Wave.
2009: Listed with starting unit at boundary cornerback for all 12 games ... ranked sixth among team leaders with 52 tackles ... listed second among defensive backs in that category ... second on squad with five pass breakups ... added one interception as well ... registered season-best six tackles during road loss at Iowa State ... notched five solo stops and one pass breakup opposite Cyclones ... posted six hits and one pass breakup against Rutgers ... credited with four solo stops versus Scarlet Knights ... garnered six tackles to aid road victory at North Texas ... claimed four primary stops during that win ... added pass breakup opposite Mean Green ... also posted six tackles during home date with Tulane ... returned one punt for four yards against Green Wave ... registered four tackles and first career interception to help Army's home victory over Southeastern Conference member Vanderbilt.
2008: Appeared in all 12 contests ... started each of last six games at cornerback position ... one of four freshmen on Army's roster to earn varsity letter ... registered 28 tackles, including 21 solo stops ... notched one tackle for loss ... piled up career-best nine tackles, including six solo stops, during road date at Rutgers ... credited with first career tackle for loss versus Air Force.
High School: Two way standout at Crandall High in Dallas, Texas ... played for head coach Brian Barnett ... three year letterwinner ... logged quality time on offense, defense and special teams ... saw action at wide receiver, running back and cornerback positions ... returned kickoffs and punts as well ... all-district performer at cornerback, wide receiver and kickoff returner spots as a junior ... first team all-area running back during final season ... voted district most valuable player that year ... served as team captain during junior and senior showings ... helped squad to district championship as a senior ... named to Kaufman County Dream Team final two years ... earned two additional varsity letters in track and field ... specialized in sprint events on track ... competed in triple jump as well ... regional qualifier in 400-meter dash and long jump during senior season ... listed in "Who's Who Among American High School Students" during senior year.
Personal: Born Jan. 21, 1989 ... given name is Antuan Xipher Aaron ... parents' names are Greg and Ester Aaron ... brother, Gregory, currently serves in U.S. National Guard ... Antuan enjoys drawing and listening to music in free time ... majoring in Engineering Management.