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Walt Aikens

Class: Senior
Position: CB
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200

Previous School: Harding University HS (Illinois)

Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.

2012 (R-Jr.)
• Big South All-Conference second team for second year in a row
• Named to Preseason All-Big South team
• Made 11 starts as boundary corner
• Led Liberty defensive backs with 51 tackles (39 solo, 12 assisted)
• Tied for the Big South lead with three forced fumbles
• Returned four punts for 42 yards
• Finished season in a tie for fifth in the Big South in passes defended (7)
• Made six tackles and forced a fumble in season opener at Wake Forest (Sept. 1)
• Totaled nine tackles, picked off a pass and caused a fumble in comeback win over Gardner-Webb (Oct. 6)
• Recorded seven tackles, all solo, at Presbyterian College (Oct. 13)
• Forced a fumble against Concord on Oct. 20

2011 (R-So.)
• Big South All-Conference second team
• Started all 11 games at boundary corner
• Led the Big South and ranked No. 28 nationally with three forced fumbles
• His three forced fumbles tied him for fifth on Liberty's all-time single-season list
• Tied for team lead with three interceptions
• Forced two fumbles during season opener at N.C. State
• Picked off two passes at Lehigh, and added an interception versus Robert Morris

Previous School
• Transfer from Illinois of the Big Ten
• Earned All-Big Ten freshman honors from The Sporting News following the 2009 season
• Played in 10 games as a true freshman, starting five games at safety
• Finished the 2009 season with 32 tackles, 26 of which were solo stops, and added two pass breakups

Prep
•  Graduate of Harding University High School
•  All-Queen City Conference Offensive Player of the Year
•  Name first team all-state by the Charlotte Observer
•  RedZone Old Spice Player of the Year in the state of North Carolina
•  Recorded six interceptions, running back one 104 yards for a touchdown

Personal
• Son of Michele and Walter Aikens
• Birthday is on June 19
• Sport management major