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LFSN Game On NFL Draft Recap with Walt Aikens

May 14, 2014
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Last week, the LFSN Game On crew was allowed behind-the-scenes access and watched as Walt Aikens received the phone call that he was going to be drafted by the Miami Dolphins.

Aikens was selected by the Dolphins in Round 4 with the 125th overall pick, living out his lifelong dream of playing professional football in the NFL. The former Flames' standout cornerback was Liberty's first NFL draftee since 2009 and the seventh in program history.

Aikens tied for the team lead in 2013 for the Flames with 62 tackles. He led the Flames and ranked third in the Big South with 50 solo tackles. He helped Liberty rank No. 5 in the country in interceptions (19), individually recording three interceptions to give him seven for his career.

Aikens' draft stock rose after his collegiate career was finished, as he showcased his athletics talents at two collegiate bowl game workouts.

After finishing up the best year of his Liberty career, Aikens was able to participate in the inaugural Medal of Honor Bowl in Charleston, S.C., and the 65th annual Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.