FightingIllini.com

The Official Home of University of Illinois Athletics

    Football

    Walter Aikens
    15 Walter Aikens
    Hometown:
    Charlotte, N.C.

    High School:
    Harding

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 180

    Position:
    DB

    Birthdate:
    06/19/1991


    2009: Earned Freshman All-Big Ten honors from The Sporting News ... Played in 10 games, starting five at safety ... Recorded three tackles in the season finale vs. Fresno State ... Had two tackles and a pass break up at No. 5 Cincinnati ... Posted two tackles, including one solo tackle in win over Minnesota ... Led team with a career-best 10 tackles, including seven solo stops in win over Michigan ... Posted one tackle at Purdue ... Made first start at Indiana and led the team with seven tackles, all solo stops ... Saw first significant time on defense against Michigan State, recording six tackles and a pass broken up ... Made debut on special teams at Ohio State.

    High School: Played quarterback and defensive back ... All-Queen City Conference Offensive Player of the Year ... All-Queen City first-team All-Conference on defense and earned The Gridiron Great award ... First-team All-State by the Charlotte Observer ... Named the RedZone Old Spice Player of the Year in the state of North Carolina ... Threw for 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns and ran for approximately 565 yards and five touchdowns, leading team in both categories ... Recorded six interceptions, running back one 104 yards for a touchdown ... Earned first-team All-Mecklenberg County honors ... Has a 40-inch vertical jump ... Runs a 4.4 40-yard dash ... Also played basketball under his father, Walter, who is the head basketball coach at Harding ... Averaged 26.0 points per game in basketball ... High school coach was Johmar Barringer ... Chose Illinois over Clemson and Louisville.

    Personal: The son of Michele and Walter Aikens ... Born June 19, 1991 ... Majoring in community health.


    Career Highs:

    Tackles: 10 vs. Michigan, 10/31/09
    Solos: 7, twice (last vs. Michigan, 10/31/09)
    PBU: 1, twice (last at Cincinnati, 11/27/09)


    Aikens' Statistics:

    Season Totals Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Year no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    TOTALS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Season Totals Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Year solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    2009 26 6 32 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    TOTALS 26 6 32 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


    2009 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    Sept. 26, 2009 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 3, 2009 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 10, 2009 MICHIGAN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 17, 2009 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 24, 2009 at Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 31, 2009 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov. 7, 2009 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov. 14, 2009 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov. 27, 2009 at Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dec. 5, 2009 FRESNO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Games played: 10

    2009 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    Sept. 26, 2009 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 3, 2009 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 10, 2009 MICHIGAN STATE 4 2 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 17, 2009 at Indiana 7 0 7 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 24, 2009 at Purdue 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 31, 2009 MICHIGAN 7 3 10 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov. 7, 2009 at Minnesota 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov. 14, 2009 NORTHWESTERN 2 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov. 27, 2009 at Cincinnati 2 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Dec. 5, 2009 FRESNO STATE 2 1 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


    (updated 8/25/10)

    Illinois Athletics

    Top Videos

    See more videos

    Twitter

    Follow Us On Twitter

    Contact

    University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics

    Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building
    1700 S. Fourth Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    217-333-3630 | E-Mail Us