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  Aiona Key
Aiona Key

Player Profile
Citrus Heights, Calif.

Last College:
Mt. San Antonio College

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 195



UTAH: Joined Utah late as a transfer in 2008 and earned a starting job the next year ... clocked at 4.5 seconds in the 40, with a vertical jump of 34.5" ... blocked three punts and one field goal attempt in his two years ... athletic receiver was also known as an excellent pass blocker.

2009-Played in all 13 games with 11 starts ... team's third-leading receiver had 26 catches for 227 yards ... career-high 10 catches for 85 yards against BYU ... long catch of 20 yards twice, against Colorado State and UNLV ... blocked a punt against California in the second quarter of the Poinsettia Bowl to set up Utah's go-ahead touchdown drive.

2008-Played in nine games, mostly on special teams, after joining the team three games into the season ... started at receiver against New Mexico and San Diego State ... one catch for 19 yards against Weber State ... blocked three kicks ... his blocked kicks came in three straight games (two punts and one field goal) ... blocked a punt and returned it for a 6-yard touchdown against Wyoming (Utah's first blocked punt return for a touchdown since 1992) ... blocked a punt against Colorado State and a field goal against New Mexico ... Academic all-MWC and Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

PRIOR TO UTAH: 2007 all-conference receiver for Mount San Antonio College ... set a Mt. SAC touchdown reception record with 17 ... 80 receptions for 1,112 yards ... also blocked four punts and returned one for a touchdown in 2007 ... played for the Mt. SAC basketball team ... initially signed with Boise State, redshirting in 2005 and playing for special teams and as a backup receiver in 2006 (no stats) ... prepped at Mesa Verde High (Calif.) ... first-team all-state and all-league as a wide receiver ... first-team all-league defensive back ... 36 receptions for 618 yards and nine touchdowns; 80 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions as a senior in 2004 ... also returned six punts for 118 yards ... second-team all-metro as a junior when he had 16 receptions for 410 yards and three touchdowns, as well as 61 tackles, one sack, four interceptions and 303 return yards ... also lettered in basketball and track ... personal best 7'3" in the high jump ... won the national championship with a 7'1" jump.

PERSONAL: Son of Sale and Kaye Key ... two brothers and three sisters ... brother Sale Jr., played for Idaho State and the New Orleans Voodoo of the AFL (he also played for AFL teams in Memphis, Utah and Stockton, Calif.) ... speech communication major ... name is pronounced I-own-a ... full name is Aiona Romney Swaner Key ... born Nov. 20, 1986 in Independence, Mo.

2008	9/2	1	19	19.0	0	19
2009	13/11	26	227	8.7	1	20
Totals	22/13	27	246	9.1	1
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