Carl Aikens Jr.

Carl Aikens Jr.
No. 84
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-06-05) June 5, 1962
Place of birth: Great Lakes, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Chicago (IL) Curie
College: Northern Illinois
Undrafted: 1985
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 8
Receiving yards: 134
Touchdowns: 3
Rush attempts: 1
Rushing yards: 1
Player stats at
Career Arena statistics
Receptions: 194
Receiving yards: 3,092
Touchdowns: 59
Tackles: 147
Interceptions: 11
Player stats at

Carl Kenneth Aikens Jr. (born June 5, 1962) is a former American football wide receiver/defensive back in the Arena Football League (AFL). He played college football at Northern Illinois University.

Aikens played in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Raiders in 1987 before playing 7 seasons in the AFL for the Chicago Bruisers, Dallas Texans, Orlando Predators & the Milwaukee Mustangs.

In 2000, Aikens was inducted into the Arena Football Hall of Fame.[1]

College career

Aikens played collegiately at Northern Illinois University, where he was a 3-year letter writer for the Huskies football team. (1981, 1983–84).[2] As a senior in 1984, Aikens was named an All-Mid-American Conference Honorable Mention at Split End.[2]

Professional career

Orlando Predators

In 1992, Aikens joined the Orlando Predators. Aikens was a productive member of the Predators on both offense and defense, helping them reach ArenaBowl VI.[3]

Milwaukee Mustangs

In 1994, the Predators traded Aikens to the expansion Milwaukee Mustangs for future considerations.[4]


  1. "Hall of Fame". Arena Football League. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
  2. 1 2 "NIU Football History" (PDF). Northern Illinois University. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
  3. Brian Campbell (August 19, 1992). "Aikens Gains Respect Of Fellow Predators Quietly". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
  4. "Mustangs acquire Orlando's Aikens". The Milwaukee Sentinel. June 9, 1994. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
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