Football


Aaron Moorehead
Aaron Moorehead
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Deerfield, Ill.

High School:
Deerfield

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200

Position:
Wide Receiver

Experience:
1-1

2001: Saw action in 11 games, earning a start in the Big Ten Championship clinching win over Northwestern ... Third on the team with an average of 17.0 yards per reception ... Ranked third on the team in receiving yardage with 289 ... Fourth on the team in catches with 17 ... Caught for a career-high 111 yards in the win over Wisconsin ... Also had a touchdown vs. the Badgers ... Had four receptions for 75 yards in the win over Penn State ... Caught a season-long 36-yard scoring strike in the win at Ohio State.

2000: Played in 11 games, starting six ... Was the team's second-leading receiver with 520 yards and four touchdowns ... Caught a career-high four passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns, including a 61-yarder in the Illini's win over Iowa ... Topped the 100-yard mark for the second time with five catches, 103 receiving yards and two touchdowns against Indiana ... Had three catches for 80 yards vs. California ... Hauled in two catches for 61 yards against Michigan ... Caught six passes for 56 yards at Penn State ... Had four catches for 32 yards vs. Ohio State ... Hauled in five catches over 30 yards, including three over 50 yards.

1999: Reserve split end saw action in nine games ? Caught six passes for 85 yards and one touchdown ? Averaged 15 yards per reception ? Caught career-high two passes at Michigan ? Caught 32-yard touchdown pass from Kurt Kittner vs. Minnesota for first collegiate touchdown ? Pulled down a 10-yard reception in the Illini?s 63-21 win over Virginia in the Micronpc.com Bowl.

1998: Redshirted the 1998 season.

High School: An All-Central Suburban League selection as a senior, catching 25 passes for 475 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 18.9 yards per catch ? Earned all-area honors and was selected to participate in North-South Suburban All-Star game? High school coach was Jaime Harrington ? Earned six varsity letters at Deerfield, two in football and four in track ? An all-state selection in track, finishing fourth in the 110 meter high hurdles at the IHSA Class AA meet . . . Also played basketball for two seasons.

Personal: Parents are Emory and Leslee Moorehead ? Father, Emory, played in the NFL for 12 seasons with the Giants, Broncos and Bears ? Majoring in leisure studies/sports management ? Cousin, Brad Daugherty, played for the NBA?s Cleveland Cavaliers ? Born Nov. 5, 1980 in Aurora, Colo. ? Lists the 49er?s Jerry Rice as his favorite athlete because of his work ethic ? Past summer jobs include umpiring and working for Sports Authority ? Would like to coach at the high school or college level ? Lists his father as his biggest influence in athletics? Full name is Aaron Matthew Moorehead.

CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 6 at Penn State, 10/21/00
Yards: 125 vs. Iowa, 10/14/00
Long Play: 61 vs. Iowa, 10/14/00
Touchdowns: 2 vs Iowa, 10/14/00 & Indiana, 11/4/00

RECEIVING STATISTICS YEAR G NO YDS AVG YD/G TD LONG 1999 10 6 85 14.2 8.5 1 32 2000 11 30 520 17.3 47.3 4 61 2001 11 17 289 17.0 28.9 2 36 Total 32 53 894 16.8 27.9 7 61

MOOREHEAD GAME-BY-GAME 2001 NO YDS TD LG @CAL 1 7 0 7 NIU 0 0 0 0 @MICH 1 9 0 9 MINN 2 28 0 17 @IND 0 0 0 0 WISC 5 111 1 24 @PUR 0 0 0 0 PSU 4 75 0 35 @OSU 1 36 1 36 NW 3 23 0 9 LSU* 0 0 0 0 * Nokia Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, La.

2000 NO YDS TD LG MT 1 5 0 5 @SDSU 1 5 0 5 CAL 3 80 0 42 MICH 2 61 0 58 @MINN 0 0 0 0 IOWA 4 125 2 61 @PSU 6 56 0 17 @MSU 2 15 0 19 1ND 5 103 2 51 OSU 4 32 0 9 @NW 2 38 0 33

1999 NO YDS TD LG ASU 1 17 0 17 SDSU 0 0 0 0 @UL 0 0 0 0 MINN 1 32 1 32 @MICH 2 19 0 13 PSU 0 0 0 0 @IOWA 1 7 0 7 @OSU 0 0 0 0 NW 0 0 0 0 UVA* 1 10 0 10 *Micronpc.com Bowl; Miami, Fla.

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