May 6, 2015

Delaware Valley University’s Aaron Wilmer Signs Deal With CFL’s BC Lions

DOYLESTOWN (PA) -- Delaware Valley University’s Aaron Wilmer (Philadelphia, PA/George Washington) will need to update his passport as the standout quarterback has signed a two-year contract (optional third year) with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Wilmer is the second Aggie to realize his dream of playing professional football as wide receiver Rasheed Bailey signed a free agent contract with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles this past weekend. Wilmer will report to the first year Lions camp on May 28 with the first game of the season set for Saturday, July 4.

“It’s such a gratifying moment,” Wilmer said. “I’m thankful for the opportunity and for everyone who has helped me along the way to make this dream a reality.”

A four-time, all-Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) and two-time all-East Region honoree,Wilmer finished second in school history in completions (692), passing yards (10,157), passing touchdowns (84) and total offense (11,795 yards). He became just the 26th player in college football history (all divisions) to pass for 10,000 yards (10,157) and rush for 1,000 yards (1,638) in a career.

In 2014 alone, Wilmer completed 185 of 316 passes for 3,228 yards and a school-record 30 touchdowns while also rushing for 310 yards and seven trips to the end zone. He notched the second, fourth, fifth and seventh-highest, single-game passing total in school history and threw for multiple touchdowns in all 10 regular-season games.

Wilmer posted a 34-9 record as a starting quarterback with one MAC championship (2011) and two trips to the NCAA Division III playoffs (2011 and 2014). In 2014, he helped lead Delaware Valley to a 9-0 start and an eventual at-large berth to the NCAAs.

“Aaron and I have spent a lot of time together over his four years and it’s great to see him reach his goal of become a pro quarterback,” Aggie head coach Duke Greco said. “I know he will give it everything he has and we are all BC Lions fans now.”