Aidan Hutchinson
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Hutchinson with the Detroit Lions in 2022
No. 97 – Detroit Lions
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (2000-08-09) August 9, 2000 (age 22)
Plymouth, Michigan
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:264 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school:Divine Child (Dearborn, Michigan)
College:Michigan (2018–2021)
NFL Draft:2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2022
Total tackles:31
Sacks:5.5
Pass deflections:2
Interceptions:2
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Aidan Hutchinson (born August 9, 2000) is an American football defensive end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Michigan, where he won several awards as a senior in 2021, such as the Ted Hendricks and Lombardi Awards, as well as being named runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. Hutchinson was selected second overall by the Lions in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Early years

Hutchinson was born on August 9, 2000, in Plymouth, Michigan. He attended Divine Child High School in Dearborn, Michigan, where he played defensive end, tight end, offensive line, and long snapper.[1] He played in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Game and had two sacks.[2] Hutchinson committed to play college football at the University of Michigan.[3]

College career

As a true freshman at Michigan in 2018, Hutchinson played in all 13 games and had 15 tackles.[4] As a sophomore in 2019, he started all 13 games, recording 68 tackles and 4.5 sacks. As a junior in 2020, he started the first three games until he had a season-ending injury.[5]

As a senior in 2021, Hutchinson set the team's single-season sack record at 14.[6] He won several awards for his efforts, including the Ted Hendricks Award,[7] Lombardi Award,[8] Lott IMPACT Trophy,[9] and the Chicago Tribune Silver Football.[10] He was also the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy, the only defensive player among three quarterbacks to be named a finalist.[11] Following the season, Hutchinson declared for the 2022 NFL Draft.[12]

College statistics

Season GP Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Solo Ast Cmb TfL Sck Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2018 13 5 10 15 1.5 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 13 34 34 68 10 4.5 0 0 0.0 0 6 0 0 0 2
2020 3 9 6 13 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2021 14 33 22 55 15 14.0 0 0 0.0 0 3 0 0 0 2
Career 43 81 72 153 26.5 18.5 0 0 0.0 0 10 0 0 0 4
Source:[13]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 6+58 in
(2.00 m)
260 lb
(118 kg)
32+18 in
(0.82 m)
10+14 in
(0.26 m)
4.74 s 1.61 s 2.74 s 4.15 s 6.73 s 36.0 in
(0.91 m)
9 ft 9 in
(2.97 m)
28 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[14][15]

Hutchinson was selected in the first round with the second overall pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2022 NFL Draft.[16] He signed his four-year contract, worth $35.7 million fully guaranteed, on May 9, 2022.[17] Hutchinson recorded three sacks, a Lions rookie record, in Week 2 against the Washington Commanders.[18] He recorded his first career interception in a 15-9 victory over the Green Bay Packers on November 6, 2022, with a second interception against the New York Giants two weeks later.

Personal life

His father, Chris Hutchinson, also played college football at Michigan. His mother, Melissa Sinkevics, won the 1988 Miss Michigan Teen USA event while his older sister, Aria, won Miss Michigan USA 2022.[19][20]

References

  1. ^ Goricki, David (August 22, 2017). "Detroit News top players: Hutchinson stands tall for Divine Child". Detroit News. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  2. ^ Werner, Barry (September 25, 2017). "Four-star Michigan commit Aidan Hutchinson receives Army All-American Bowl jersey". USA Today. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  3. ^ Snyder, Mark (February 21, 2017). "Divine Child four-star DE Aidan Hutchinson commits to Michigan". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  4. ^ Zuke, Ryan (October 24, 2019). "Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson a more 'complete player' in 2019". MLive.com. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  5. ^ "Aidan Hutchinson College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  6. ^ "Postgame Notes: #6 Michigan 42, #2 Ohio State 27". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. November 27, 2021. Retrieved November 27, 2021.
  7. ^ Ablauf, Dave; Shepard, Chad (December 10, 2021). "Hutchinson Named Ted Hendricks Award Winner, FWAA First-team All-American". mgoblue.com. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  8. ^ Boyd, Joel (December 9, 2021). "Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson wins Lombardi Award". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  9. ^ "Michigan Wolverines' Aidan Hutchinson wins Lott IMPACT Trophy". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 13, 2021. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  10. ^ Boyd, Joel. "Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan's prolific pass rusher, is the 2021 Chicago Tribune Silver Football winner". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  11. ^ Goldberg, Paul (December 6, 2021). "Hutchinson, Pickett, Stroud, Young Named 2021 Heisman Finalists". Heisman. Retrieved December 7, 2021.
  12. ^ McMann, Aaron (January 5, 2022). "Aidan Hutchinson declares for NFL draft, says final goodbye to Michigan". mlive.com. Retrieved October 7, 2022.
  13. ^ "Aiden Hutchinson". mgoblue.com. Retrieved December 5, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "Aidan Hutchinson Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  15. ^ "2022 Draft Scout Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  16. ^ Twentyman, Tim (April 28, 2022). "Lions draft defensive end Aidan Hutchinson". DetroitLions.com. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  17. ^ Birkett, Dave (May 9, 2022). "Detroit Lions sign first-round pick Aidan Hutchinson to guaranteed $35.7 million deal". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved May 9, 2022.
  18. ^ Patra, Kevin (September 19, 2022). "Lions' Aidan Hutchinson dedicates 3-sack outing to 5-year-old leukemia patient Hudson Gazsi". NFL.com. Retrieved September 24, 2022.
  19. ^ Chengelis, Angelique S. (September 26, 2018). "Freshman DL Aidan Hutchinson living up to family name at UM". Detroit News. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  20. ^ Sang, Orion (August 27, 2020). "Michigan football DE Aidan Hutchinson's NFL draft decision: Here the factors to consider". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved September 30, 2020.