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#11 Aaron Mershman
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 229
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Bowling Green, Ohio
High School: Bowling Green
Major: Psychology
Experience: 2 Letters
Aaron Mershman
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 02/17/2009

Participated in Ball State's Spring Practice in 2012 before receiving a medical disqualification to end his career....spent the 2012 season as a student assistant coach....

* 2012 Ball State Ray Louthen Senior Participation Award *

2011 (So.):  Started his first game of the season at Ohio . . . posted his second career touchdown reception and his first of the season on a two-yard catch in the third quarter vs. Central Michigan . . . tied his career high with three catches at Central Michigan . . . earned second letter.

2010 (Fr.):  Played in 11 games to earn first letter . . . started six contests . . . moved to tight end prior the 2010 season . . . caught the first touchdown pass of his career with 9:54 left in the third quarter vs. Liberty on a 15-yard pass from Keith Wenning, marking the quarterback's first career TD pass . . . career high three catches vs. Eastern Michigan . . . career best 40 receiving yards vs. Liberty, including a career long 25 yard reception.

2009:  Redshirted . . . graduated from high school in December 2008 and enrolled at Ball State in January 2009 and went through Ball State’s Spring Practice.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters in football for Coach Jeff Cullen . . . also lettered two seasons in hockey and two years in track . . . Football: Helped team to a 5-5 overall record as a senior and a 16-14 record in his career . . . all-conference second team as a senior after receiving honorable mention as a junior . . . two-time all-district . . . finalist for the Joe Montana Award as a senior . . . completed 102-of-213 passes for 1,461 yards with 13 touchdowns as a junior . . . rushed for 320 yards with six touchdowns as a junior . . . Hockey: Played defender . . . Track: Competed in the 400-meter run and the discus throw . . . tallied a personal best time in the 400 of :50.1 and a discus throw of 145 feet, 6 inches . . . received honorable mention all-conference honors in the discus as a junior.

PERSONAL: Son of Larry and Diane Mershman . . . born Oct. 9, 1990, in Bowling Green, Ohio . . . one sister  . . . owns a 3.283 cumulative grade-point average on Ball State's 4.0 scale . . . managed a 3.250 GPA last fall. . . full name is Aaron Paul Mershman

RECEIVING grecyardstdlongrec/gavg/cavg/g
2010 10 13 125 1 25 1.3 9.6 12.5
2011 9 5 28 1 14 0.6 5.6 3.1
TOTAL 19 18 153 2 25 0.9 8.5 8.1
 
SCORING gtdrushrcvretpat2patfgtotalavg/g
2010 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.6
2011 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.7
TOTAL 19 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 12 0.6
 
KICK RETURNS gno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2010 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2011 9 1 7 0 7 7.0 0.8
TOTAL 19 1 7 0 7 7.0 0.4
 
ALL PURPOSE grushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2010 10 0 125 0 0 0 125 12.5
2011 9 0 28 0 7 0 35 3.9
TOTAL 19 0 153 0 7 0 160 8.4
 
TACKLES guaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2010 10 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2011 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 19 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
 
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Points scored: 6, CMU, 10/22/11 ; Central Michigan, 10/22/11 ; Liberty, 9/11/10
Touchdowns: 1, CMU, 10/22/11 ; Central Michigan, 10/22/11 ; Liberty, 9/11/10
Receptions: 3, Eastern Michigan, 10/16/10 ; CMU, 10/22/11 ; Central Michigan, 10/22/11
Receiving yards: 40, Liberty, 9/11/10 (2 receptions)
Receiving TDs: 1, CMU, 10/22/11 ; Central Michigan, 10/22/11 ; Liberty, 9/11/10
Long reception: 25, Liberty, 9/11/10
All-purpose yards: 40, Liberty, 9/11/10
Kick returns: 1, at Western Michigan, 10/29/11
Kick return yards: 7, at Western Michigan, 10/29/11 (1 returns)
Long kick return: 7, at Western Michigan, 10/29/11
Tackles: 1, at Kent State, 10/30/10 (1-0); at Purdue, 9/18/10 (1-0); at Purdue, Sep 18, 2010 (1-0)