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Aaron Wagner Athlete Profile

#52 Aaron Wagner

Aaron Wagner
Position: Linebacker Height: 6-3 Weight: 246 Roster Years: 2004-2006 Hometown: Lethbridge Last School: Washington State

Career Summary

Aaron Wagner transferred to BYU from Washington State University after playing in all 12 games as a true freshman for WSU. Wagner was drafted by the Toronto Argonauts in the 2005 CFL draft, but returned to BYU for his senior year after suffering a season-ending injury as a junior. He ranked second on the team as a senior in tackles with 75, including 43 solos and 32 assisted takedowns. Wagner recorded a season-high 12 tackles in BYU's 38-0 win over Utah State and was invited to participate in the Texas vs. Nation All-Star game. He earned Best Conditioned Linebacker each of his three years at BYU and was awarded the Ultimate Warrior award for showing excellence on the field, in the classroom and in the community.

Professional

  • Returned to BYU after being drafted by the Toronto Argonauts in the 2005 Canadian Football League Draft
  • Signed a free agent deal with the New York Jets in 2007

Personal

  • Parents are Marilyn Mutch and Glenn Wagner
  • Served an LDS Church mission in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Married Candace

Before BYU

Lethbridge Collegiate Institute

  • Four-year letterman in high school
  • Played for BYU alum Cliff Walters
  • Led team to a 10-2 record, earning the city championship
  • Voted team captain
  • Earned first-team all-Canadian honors at linebacker
  • An All-Alberta First Team selection as a linebacker and running back
  • Named the Most Valuable Player of the league
  • The National defense MVP
  • A four-time letter winner in basketball and track
  • Also lettered twice in baseball
  • Recruited out of high school by Washington, Washington State, Boise State, UCLA, Arizona State, Nebraska, UNLV, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon State and Alabama
  • Signed with Washington State out of high school

Washington State University

  • Saw action in all 12 games for WSU as a true freshman
  • Credited with 18 tackles on the season, including a season-high three takedowns against in-state rival Washington
  • Credited with one sack for a loss of seven yards in the Cougars' season-opener against Idaho as a sophomore
  • Forced two fumbles and had 26 tackles on the season
  • Credited with an interception and 47-yard return against Oregon
  • Part of a WSU team that posted a 10-3 record on the season, including a 28-20 win over Texas in the 2003 Holiday Bowl


2004 | Redshirt Year

  • Redshirt after transferring from Washington State
  • Earned Best Conditioned Linebacker on the team

2005 | Junior Year

  • Saw action in five games during the season
  • Started against San Diego State
  • Registered 15 tackles on the season, including six solo takedowns
  • Had a season-high seven tackles, including five solo takedowns, against San Diego State
  • Recorded three tackles against Eastern Illinois and New Mexico
  • Had one QB hurry against TCU
  • Suffered a season-ending knee injury during the New Mexico game
  • Earned Best Conditioned Linebacker on the team

2006 | Senior Year

  • Invited to participate in the Texas vs. Nation All-Star game in El Paso, Texas
  • Received the Ultimate Warrior award, given to a player who shows excellence on the field, in the community and in the classroom
  • Named the "Best Conditioned Linebacker" on the team in every season since coming to BYU for the 2004 season
  • One of a few members of the team's weight room "Elite Group", reserved for those who squat over 500 pounds, power clean over 350 pounds and bench press over 400 pounds
  • Played in all 13 games at linebacker during the season
  • Ranked second on the team in tackles with 75, including 43 solos and 32 assisted takedowns
  • Totaled 4.5 tackles for a combined loss of seven yards
  • Credited with an interception in the Cougars' 33-14 win over Air Force
  • Posted a season-high 12 tackles in BYU's 38-0 win over Utah State
  • Totaled nine tackles in the Cougars' 42-17 win over New Mexico, including a season-best seven solo takedowns
  • Credited with two pass break-ups in a 33-31 win over Utah