Danny Aiken

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Danny Aiken
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Aiken in the 2011 NFL season.
Free agent
Position: Long snapper / Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-08-28) August 28, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: Oxford, Connecticut
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Roanoke (VA) Cave Spring
College: Virginia
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Games played: 63
Tackles: 5
Fumble recoveries: 0
Stats at NFL.com

Daniel Lee Aiken (born August 28, 1988) is an American football long snapper who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at 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 re-signed 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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