Spokane Empire Player Q&A - Aaron Wilmer May 27, 2017 15:04:21 GMT -8
Post by David on May 27, 2017 15:04:21 GMT -8
#16 Aaron Wilmer (QB)
Aaron Wilmer is a 6'0'', 200 lb quarterback from Delaware Valley University. A native of Philadelphia, PA, he played all four of his seasons with Delaware Valley and earned four All-Middle Atlantic Conference honors, posting a 34-9 record as starting QB. He led the Aggies to a MAC Championship in 2011 and two trips to the NCAA Division III Playoffs in 2011 and 2014. After college, he spent time with the CFL's BC Lions.
In his first IFL season, Aaron Wilmer began the season as the backup QB to starter Charles Dowdell. On May 26, 2017, Wilmer got his first start against the Colorado Crush. In the 48-43 victory, Wilmer helped stimulate an Empire offense that had scored no more than 36 points in 6 of their last 7 games. He completed 17 of 23 passes for 119 yards, 3 TDs and no interceptions. Along with RBs Andrew Pierce and Trevor Kennedy, Wilmer found success in the ground game with the read-option, rushing for 61 yards and 2 touchdowns on 18 carries.
You can follow him on Twitter at aaronwilmer_13.
Wilmer answers our questions below:
1. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement in football so far?
Signing CFL contract.
2. What was it that drew you to Spokane and to earn a roster spot with this team?
3. What's your impression of the Spokane Empire organization and the Ninth Man compared to other places you've played?
Great fan base and organization really cares for players.
4. What impact do you hope to make with the Empire this season?
Make my team and community better.
5. What personal or team goals do you wish to accomplish this season?
Win United Bowl.
6. What is your biggest long-term goal for your professional football career?
CFL starting QB.
7. Who has inspired you the most in your football career and in life?
8. How do you like to spend your free time?
With my daughter when I am home and with my teammates.
9. What would you like Empire and IFL fans to know about you that they might not know?
I ran Nick Haag over in practice.
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