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Rising Senior Defensive Back Walt Aikens is set to make his Track & Field debut this weekend at the Liberty Open. Aikens is scheduled to compete in the high jump and long jump.

The 6’1″ 200 lb athlete played on Liberty’s basketball team during the 2011-12 season where he played in 14 games after the conclusion of the 2011 football season. While on the basketball team, Aikens appeared in 14 games totaling 6 points and 4 rebounds.

Aikens transferred to Liberty from Illinois after the 2010 football season. In his 2 seasons on the football team, Aikens has started 21 of the 22 games he has appeared in while recording 100 tackles, 6 forced fumbles and 4 interceptions. He has one year of eligibility remaining on the football team.