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Aaron Lesué

Aaron Lesué
No. 1     Pittsburgh Power
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-07-09) July 9, 1982
Place of birth: Joplin, Missouri
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: Churchill County High School
College: Utah State
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2010 for the Utah Blaze
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena football statistics as of 2014
Receptions 371
Yards 4,290
Touchdowns 115
Tackles 46
Interceptions 0
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Aaron Lesué (born July 9, 1982 in Joplin, Missouri) is an Arena football wide receiver who is currently a member of the Pittsburgh Power in the Arena Football League. Lesué was signed by the Utah Blaze as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Lesué completed his college career at Utah State University.

Early life

Born the son of Michael Lesué and Karissa Maloy, Aaron attended Churchill County High School in Fallon, Nevada.

College football career

Dixie State

After high school Lesué attended [1]

Utah State

Lesué continued his football career as a walk-on for Utah State University. He played mainly at wide receiver for the Aggies, but also saw action at tailback due to injuries, as well as on special teams. He had 10 catches for 131 yards on the year.Lesue started the season finale against New Mexico State University at tailback and rushed 11 times for 34 yards, while catching four balls for 33 yards in that game. He also had three kickoff returns for 73 yards. Nine of his ten receptions came in the final four games of the year, including two for a season-best 55 yards against the University of Hawaii. His four receptions against NMSU were a season-best. Lesue was credited with six tackles on special teams play during the season.[2]

Professional football career

Utah Blaze

Lesué joined the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League as a rookie in 2010. In 2012, he caught 154 passes for 1,787 yards and 55 touchdowns. His 154 receptions are tied for 11th on the Arena Football League's all-time single season list, while his 55 touchdowns are the 3rd most in AFL history.[3]

Pittsburgh Power

Lesué was selected by the Pittsburgh Power in the dispersal draft on September 6, 2013. Lesué suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament against the Cleveland Gladiators on April 26, bringing his 2014 season to an end. In six games with the Power, Lesué recorded 59 receptions for 610 yards and 12 TDs.[4]

Other Sports

Lesué also competes in three other disciplines; rugby union, bobsleigh and skeleton at the Winter Olympics. Lesué is a member of the U.S. development team in rugby, a sport that overlaps the indoor football season. He also wants to resume training in the other two as soon as possible in hopes of competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.[5][6]

Fiery Rescue

Lesué and several other people helped rescue Brianna Hatch from her car when it rolled several times and caught fire on Interstate 15 near Orem, Utah on April 24, 2013. Hatch is a figure skater who has represented the United States in international competition. Lesué was driving home from a Utah Blaze practice when he saw the accident occur in front of him. He and the others helped drag Hatch from her vehicle and put out the fire with an extinguisher. Hatch and Lesué have remained good friends since the incident.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Aaron Lesue Profile - Utah State Aggies". www.utahstateaggies.com. Utah State University. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Aaron Lesue Profile - Utah State Aggies". www.utahstateaggies.com. Utah State University. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ "All-Arena WR Lesué Returns to Blaze". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. November 20, 2012. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Aaron Lesué Profile". http://pittsburghpowerfootball.com/. Pittsburgh Power. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Record-breaking QB, receiver ready to lead Power's passing game". www.triblive.com. TribLive. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "2 Goals Down, 1 Winter Games Goal To Go!". www.rallyme.com. RallyMe. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Blaze player helps save figure skater's life". http://www.good4utah.com/. Good4Utah. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 

External links

  • Utah Blaze Bio
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