2015 (Junior): Appeared in 10 of the team’s 11 games with eight starts at tight end … Suffered a broken arm at Texas A&M (Nov. 14) that forced him to miss the regular season finale at VMI and sidelined him much of spring drills … Finished fourth on the team in both receptions (31) and receiving yards (385), averaging 12.4 yards per catch … Was tied for second on the team with three receiving TDs … Posted receptions in all but one game he played … Opened the year with back-to-back, five-catch outings against Mars Hill (Sept. 5) and at The Citadel (Sept. 12) … Caught a career-best six passes for a career-high 102 yards in the win against Samford (Oct. 24) … Collected first team All-Southern Conference honors from both the league’s head coaches and voting media.
2014 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 12 of the team’s games with three starts at tight end … Caught eight passes for a career-best 93 yards on the season with three receiving touchdowns … Hauled in his first career touchdown on a 31-yard strike over the middle at Presbyterian (Oct. 4) … Also recorded scores against The Citadel (Oct. 25) and VMI (Nov. 15) at home … Playing for the Purple squad, caught two passes for eight yards in WCU’s annual Spring Game.
2013 (Freshman): Played in eight games with two appearances among the starting lineup ... Made his collegiate debut at ACC-foe, Virginia Tech, before starting the final two games of the season against Furman and at Appalachian State ... Recorded four receptions for a career-high 91 yards on the season, all coming in the season-finale at Appalachian State ... Tallied a career-long reception of 28 yards against the Mountaineers ... Hauled in a 49-yard catch over the middle to spur the game-winning drive for the Gold Squad in WCU's annual Spring Game.
Prior to Western Carolina: Played both tight end and defensive end for head coach - and former Catamount - Brett Chappell ... Was a two-time All-Western North Carolina Athletic Conference selection as a junior and senior ... Named a Times-News All-Area selection ... As a senior, caught 35 passes for 779 yards and 18 touchdowns, a school record for a tight end ... Also credited with 35 tackles on defense ... Named the TE MVP as a junior at the National Underclassmen combine ... Also played basketball as a prep.
Personal: Full name is Aaron Tyler Sexton ... Is the son of Charles and Jodi Sexton.