Name: Aaron Wilmer
College: Delaware Valley College
Years Played: 2011-2014
Major: Sports management
Highlight film link: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1755438/highlights/185013377
What was the most important thing you learned during your career? Preparation is the most important thing a player, regardless of position, can do to make sure he is in the right place in the right situation.
What qualities do you possess that makes you a candidate for a professional contract? I would consider myself a guy that fell through the cracks in college because of my height, and it didn’t effect me at college, and I had a very successful career playing quarterback at Delaware Valley College. I have the talent, it’s getting 1 team to see that not all 32 NFL or all 9 CFL teams.
What motivates you on and off the field? Being the best & the competition! If you can prepare at your best and go out there and play, everything is slowed down and it makes the game that much more fun!
What was your major and why did you choose to study that field?
Sports management and I chose this field of study because it deals with everything in sports from the bottom guy to the top guy.
What is your routine like as you pursue a professional opportunity?
I train at Antonio Davis Premiere Sports to get ready for all the combines and workouts that I have coming up. From speed, agility,& throwing the football. I do everything 5 days a week, so I will be well prepared.
What is or are some challenges you faced in your career and how did you overcome them? Two main challenges I faced was transferring from west Chester university to Delaware valley college & coming bcck from a torn labrum… It took so much perseverance to overcome both of them and the right people around me to make these challenges an easier task.
What or who is your inspiration. How did you come to that conclusion?
My inspiration is every person that has been told they can’t do something and went on and did it and never listened to the naysayers that said, too short, too small, not fast enough, or can’t jump high enough. It’s those people that can inspire anyone.
What are some of the contributions you made to your previous program? What about the local community? Every year at Delval we do some sort of community service but for me I would go back to my old middle school, talk to the kids and then help them clean up around the school, showing them that coming back to where you start and helping out is the right thing to do.
What is your best asset as an athlete and why will it make you successful at the next level? An asset would definitely be my ability to understand what defenses are trying to and that goes back to preparation during the week of film and practice. After that your physical skill takes over and you make the throw you make everyday in practice.
What are your plans for a post football career? Not sure yet but coaching is an option, I always like teaching young quarterbacks because I never had anyone like me to teach me quarterback stuff until high school.
What is your fondest memory playing football? Having my daughter watch me play for the first time my senior year was the coolest moment as a player and as a person!