Expected to be a key component of the Wildcat passing game in the 2002 season ... Has worked at both the ?H? receiver and ?X? receiver positions ... Enters August listed No. 2 at the ?X? receiver ... Has good hands and an ability to break tackles after the catch ... His size makes him an inviting target around the goal line ... Definitely does not suffer from triskaidekaphobia, as he was born on a Friday the 13th (Jan. 13, 1978) and wears uniform No. 13 ... ?I?ve worn No. 13 since I was a kid and it has been good luck,? Boone said. ?Some of my most memorable games were on the 13th? ... Caught a touchdown pass against LSU last season on Oct. 13, but, alas, the Wildcats have no games scheduled for the 13th this season ... Has played in 11 games with one start.
2001: Played in all 11 games ... Emerged as an outstanding receiver in the second half of the season ... Caught 18 passes for 268 yards and six touchdowns ... Caught a 28-yard TD pass at South Carolina, beginning a string of four consecutive games with at least one scoring reception ... Best game was five catches for 94 yards and two TDs at Georgia, his only starting assignment of the season
2000 (Sophomore): First-team All-America by the JC Gridwire at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah ? Second-team All-America by the National Junior College Athletic Association ? One of the nation?s top 75 juco prospects as chosen by SuperPrep ? Caught 81 passes for 1,505 yards, an 18.6-yard average per catch, and 19 touchdowns ? Most Valuable Player of the Dairy Bowl in Pocatello, Idaho. ... Coached by Jeff Kitts ... Picked UK over Brigham Young, Colorado, and Kansas State.
1999 (Redshirt Freshman): Snagged 33 passes for 645 yards, a 19.5-yard average per reception, and six TDs at Snow College ? It was his first season as a receiver after having played quarterback during high school
1997-98: Fulfilled a two-year Mormon mission in Peru. 1996: Enrolled at Snow in the fall of 1996 and redshirted as a freshman quarterback before beginning his church mission.
High School: Played 1993-95 at Millard HS in Fillmore, Utah ? Three-year letterman and two-year starter at quarterback ? Led his team to a 10-2 record and Class AA state championship during his senior season ? First-team all-state ? Also played defensive end ? Coached in high school by Frank Bramhall ? Remarkable all-around athlete as an all-state honoree in three sports, including baseball and basketball ? Two-year all-state honoree in baseball as a shortstop and pitcher, helping his team to a state championship during his sophomore season ? Played forward in basketball ? Graduated in the top 20 in his class ? President of the senior class, vice-president of his sophomore and junior classes ? Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Club.
Personal: Full name is Aaron Rostenbach Boone ? Born 1-13-78 in Provo, Utah ? Son of Coley Boone and Sherry Peterson ? Comes from a very athletic family ? His father, Coley, played football at Brigham Young ? Three of Aaron?s uncles played football at BYU ? Aaron?s sister, Amy, played volleyball and basketball at George Mason, and a brother, Jesse, currently plays football for Utah ? Major is economics and hopes to enter the field of international business ? Fluent in Spanish and also speaks some Chinese ? Spent approximately six weeks in China while in junior college.
Boone Career Stats Year G-GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long 2001 11-1 18 268 14.9 6 31