Career Honors: CAA Academic All-Conference
On Fears: Comes off an excellent spring season and will see time as a reserve receiver in his fourth year in the program ... An excellent special teams player in coverage ... Very physical receiver, who makes his presence known ... Great work ethic ... Versatile player who came to UMass playing both receiver and in the secondary ... Excellent athlete ... Son of New England Patriots' running backs Coach Ivan Fears.
As a redshirt registered senior in 2010:Game-By-Game Statistics
As a redshirt junior in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
As a redshirt sophomore in 2008: CAA Academic All-Conference selection ... Played in 12 games, making one catch for 31 yards against Bryant (10/25) ... Also saw action on special teams.
As a redshirt freshman in 2007: Played in nine games, mostly on special teams ... Worked as a scout team wide receiver.
As a freshman in 2006: Redshirt season.
Before UMass: Two-year starter at North Attleboro High School ... Named All-League as a junior and senior ... Grabbed 13 receptions as a senior for 301 yards and five touchdowns ... Also had two interceptions on defense and returned two kickoffs for scores ... As a junior, made 13 catches for 278 yards and five TDs ... Again had a pair of interceptions and two kickoff returns for TDs ... Served as a team captain of the spring and winter track teams ... In junior year, was the 55-meter dash champion with a 6.65 seconds ... As a sophomore, was the Class B 100M dash champion of 11.0 seconds.
Personal: Aaron Fears ... Born April 9, 1988 in Syracuse, N.Y. ... Son of Beverly and Ivan Fears ... Father has been the running back coach for the New England Patriots for the past 12 years and is a 18-year NFL assistant ... Brother of Josh and Kimberly ... Majoring in Sociology.
Career Statistics (Receiving)
Year GP/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg. 2007 9/0 0 0 0.0 0 2008 12/0 1 31 31.0 0 31 2009 10/0 3 47 15.7 1 21 Totals 31/0 4 78 19.0 1 31