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

Personal

Graduated from Lethbridge Collegiate Institute in 2000 ... a 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 ... served an LDS Church mission in Las Vegas, Nevada from May, 2001 through May, 2003 ... parents are Marilyn Mutch and Glenn Wagner ... wife's name is Candace.

Before BYU

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 on the season ... credited with an interception and 47-yard return against Oregon ... had 26 tackles on the season ... 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.

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 ... had three tackles against Eastern Illinois and New Mexico ... had one QB hurry against TCU ... had a season-ending knee injury during the New Mexico game.

2006 | Senior Year

Drafted in April by the CFL's Toronto Argonauts ... 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-up's in a 33-31 win over Utah.