Danny Aiken

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Danny Aiken
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Aiken in the 2011 NFL season.
No. 48     New England Patriots
Long Snapper/Tight End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-08-28) August 28, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Roanoke, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College: Virginia
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2011 for the New England Patriots
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Games played 48
Tackles 5
Fumble recoveries 0
Stats at NFL.com

Daniel Lee Aiken (born August 28, 1988) is an American football long snapper for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played high school football at Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, Virginia. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2011, and played for the New England Patriots from 2011-2014. He played college football for Virginia after a prep year at Fork Union Military Academy.

Early years[edit]

While attending Cave Spring High School, Aiken lettered in football. During his high school career he played on the defensive line, at quarterback, and in his early years on junior varsity he played offensive line. At quarterback in his senior year, he led the Knights to a 9–1 regular season and 1–1 playoff record.

College career[edit]

He played college football at the University of Virginia, was the team's long snapper all four years, and was a reserve tight end but caught no passes while there. He played under coach Mike London.

NFL career[edit]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

In May 2011, the Buffalo Bills signed him as an undrafted free agent. They later waived him in August 2011.

New England Patriots[edit]

The New England Patriots claimed him off waivers on September 4, 2011, and he was named the team's starting long snapper and an emergency tight end.

On March 7, 2014 Aiken was resigned to a 1-year contract. He was set to be a restricted free agent. He was released from the team on August 30, 2014, but re-signed on September 4.

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