Aidan Hutchinson

American football player (born 2000)

American football player
Aidan Hutchinson
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Hutchinson with the Lions in 2022
No. 97 – Detroit Lions
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (2000-08-09) August 9, 2000 (age 23)
Plymouth, Michigan, U.S.
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:268 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school:Divine Child (Dearborn, Michigan)
College:Michigan (2018–2021)
NFL draft:2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
  • Detroit Lions (2022–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:103
Sacks:21.0
Pass deflections:10
Interceptions:4
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Aidan Joseph Bernardi Hutchinson[1] (born August 9, 2000) is an American football defensive end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). Hutchinson was a unanimous All-American at the University of Michigan, and the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 2021. He was selected with the second overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions, and named to the All-Rookie Team in 2022. Hutchinson was voted to his first Pro Bowl in 2023.

Early years

Hutchinson was born on August 9, 2000, in Plymouth, Michigan. He attended Divine Child High School in Dearborn, Michigan, where he played defensive end, tight end, offensive line, and long snapper.[2] He played in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Game and had two sacks.[3] Hutchinson committed to play college football at the University of Michigan.[4]

College career

Hutchinson with the Michigan Wolverines in 2021

As a true freshman at Michigan in 2018, Hutchinson played in all 13 games and had 15 tackles.[5] As a sophomore in 2019, he started all 13 games, recording 68 tackles and 4.5 sacks. As a junior in 2020, he started the first three games until he had a season-ending injury.[6]

As a senior in 2021, Hutchinson set the team's single-season sack record at 14.[7] He won several awards for his efforts, including the Ted Hendricks Award,[8] Lombardi Award,[9] Lott IMPACT Trophy,[10] and the Chicago Tribune Silver Football.[11] He was also the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy, the only defensive player among three quarterbacks to be named a finalist.[12] Following the season, Hutchinson declared for the 2022 NFL draft.[13]

College statistics
Season GP Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Solo Ast Cmb TfL Sck Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2018 13 5 10 15 1.5 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 13 34 34 68 10 4.5 0 0 0.0 0 6 0 0 0 2
2020 3 9 6 13 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2021 14 33 22 55 15 14.0 0 0 0.0 0 3 0 0 0 2
Career 43 81 72 153 26.5 18.5 0 0 0.0 0 10 0 0 0 4

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press Wonderlic
6 ft 6+58 in
(2.00 m)
260 lb
(118 kg)
32+18 in
(0.82 m)
10+14 in
(0.26 m)
4.74 s 1.62 s 2.74 s 4.15 s 6.73 s 36.0 in
(0.91 m)
9 ft 9 in
(2.97 m)
28 reps 23
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[14][15][16]
Hutchinson in 2022

2022

Hutchinson was selected in the first round with the second overall pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2022 NFL Draft.[17] He signed his four-year contract, worth $35.7 million fully guaranteed, on May 9, 2022.[18]

Hutchinson recorded three sacks, a Lions rookie record, in Week 2 against the Washington Commanders.[19] He recorded his first career interception against Aaron Rodgers in a 15–9 victory over the Green Bay Packers on November 6, 2022, with a second interception against Daniel Jones in a win over the New York Giants two weeks later.[20][21] He finished his rookie season with 9.5 sacks, 52 total tackles (34 solo), three interceptions, three passes defensed, and two fumble recoveries.[22] He was named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team.[23]

2023

In Week 3, Hutchinson recorded four tackles, two sacks, two passes defensed, a forced fumble and a recovery in a 20–6 win over the Atlanta Falcons, earning National Football Conference (NFC) Defensive Player of the Week.[24] In Week 17, Hutchinson recorded three sacks against the Dallas Cowboys, marking his second consecutive season with a three-sack game.

NFL career statistics

Legend
Bold Career high
Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast TFL QBH Sck Sfty PD Int Yds Y/I Lng TD FF FR Yds Y/R TD
2022 DET 17 17 52 34 18 9 15 9.5 0 3 3 25 8.3 20 0 0 2 0 0 0
2023 DET 17 17 51 36 15 14 33 11.5 0 7 1 6 6 6 0 2 2 0 0 0
Career 34 34 103 70 33 23 48 21 0 10 4 31 7.8 20 0 2 4 0 0 0

Awards

Personal life

His father, Chris Hutchinson, also played college football at Michigan. His mother, Melissa Sinkevics, won the 1988 Miss Michigan Teen USA event while his older sister, Aria, won Miss Michigan USA 2022.[29][30]

References

  1. ^ Vessels, Chandler (April 28, 2022). "WATCH: Aidan Hutchinson explains custom message inside suit jacket made by mom at NFL Draft". on3.com. Retrieved September 30, 2023.
  2. ^ Goricki, David (August 22, 2017). "Detroit News top players: Hutchinson stands tall for Divine Child". Detroit News. Archived from the original on March 22, 2019. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  3. ^ Werner, Barry (September 25, 2017). "Four-star Michigan commit Aidan Hutchinson receives Army All-American Bowl jersey". USA Today. Archived from the original on December 9, 2020. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  4. ^ Snyder, Mark (February 21, 2017). "Divine Child four-star DE Aidan Hutchinson commits to Michigan". Detroit Free Press. Archived from the original on September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  5. ^ Zuke, Ryan (October 24, 2019). "Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson a more 'complete player' in 2019". MLive.com. Archived from the original on September 23, 2020. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  6. ^ "Aidan Hutchinson College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on January 23, 2021. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  7. ^ "Postgame Notes: #6 Michigan 42, #2 Ohio State 27". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. November 27, 2021. Archived from the original on November 27, 2021. Retrieved November 27, 2021.
  8. ^ Ablauf, Dave; Shepard, Chad (December 10, 2021). "Hutchinson Named Ted Hendricks Award Winner, FWAA First-team All-American". mgoblue.com. Archived from the original on April 12, 2022. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  9. ^ Boyd, Joel (December 9, 2021). "Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson wins Lombardi Award". Houston Chronicle. Archived from the original on January 27, 2022. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  10. ^ "Michigan Wolverines' Aidan Hutchinson wins Lott IMPACT Trophy". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 13, 2021. Archived from the original on April 28, 2022. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  11. ^ Boyd, Joel (December 10, 2021). "Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan's prolific pass rusher, is the 2021 Chicago Tribune Silver Football winner". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on April 28, 2022. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  12. ^ Goldberg, Paul (December 6, 2021). "Hutchinson, Pickett, Stroud, Young Named 2021 Heisman Finalists". Heisman. Archived from the original on December 6, 2021. Retrieved December 7, 2021.
  13. ^ McMann, Aaron (January 5, 2022). "Aidan Hutchinson declares for NFL draft, says final goodbye to Michigan". mlive.com. Archived from the original on October 7, 2022. Retrieved October 7, 2022.
  14. ^ "Aidan Hutchinson Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Archived from the original on March 6, 2022. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  15. ^ "2022 Draft Scout Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Archived from the original on March 9, 2022. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  16. ^ "Part 6, Edge: It's a do-or-die decision".
  17. ^ Twentyman, Tim (April 28, 2022). "Lions draft defensive end Aidan Hutchinson". DetroitLions.com. Archived from the original on April 29, 2022. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  18. ^ Birkett, Dave (May 9, 2022). "Detroit Lions sign first-round pick Aidan Hutchinson to guaranteed $35.7 million deal". Detroit Free Press. Archived from the original on May 9, 2022. Retrieved May 9, 2022.
  19. ^ Patra, Kevin (September 19, 2022). "Lions' Aidan Hutchinson dedicates 3-sack outing to 5-year-old leukemia patient Hudson Gazsi". NFL.com. Archived from the original on September 23, 2022. Retrieved September 24, 2022.
  20. ^ Gates, Riley (November 6, 2022). "WATCH: Detroit Lions DE Aidan Hutchinson records first-career interception". On3. Archived from the original on February 19, 2023. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  21. ^ Werner, Barry (November 20, 2022). "Aidan Hutchinson picks off Daniel Jones as Lions jump on Giants". Touchdown Wire. Archived from the original on February 19, 2023. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  22. ^ "Aidan Hutchinson 2022 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Archived from the original on February 19, 2023. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  23. ^ "2022 NFL All-Rookie Team". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Archived from the original on February 18, 2023. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  24. ^ a b Gordon, Grant (September 27, 2023). "Dolphins RB De'Von Achane, Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker III highlight Players of the Week". NFL.com.
  25. ^ Reisman, Jeremy (February 9, 2023). "Aidan Hutchinson wins 2022 Pepsi Rookie of the Year". Pride of Detroit. Archived from the original on February 10, 2023. Retrieved February 10, 2023.
  26. ^ Maakaron, John (November 23, 2022). "Aidan Hutchinson Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week". MSN. Archived from the original on November 26, 2022. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  27. ^ Risdon, Jeff (December 1, 2022). "Aidan Hutchinson wins NFC Rookie of the Month for November". Lions Wire. Archived from the original on February 1, 2023. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  28. ^ Birkett, Dave (January 12, 2023). "Detroit Lions DE Aidan Hutchinson named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month — again". Detroit Free Press. Archived from the original on January 12, 2023. Retrieved January 12, 2023.
  29. ^ Chengelis, Angelique S. (September 26, 2018). "Freshman DL Aidan Hutchinson living up to family name at UM". Detroit News. Archived from the original on August 15, 2020. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  30. ^ Sang, Orion (August 27, 2020). "Michigan football DE Aidan Hutchinson's NFL draft decision: Here the factors to consider". Detroit Free Press. Archived from the original on September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 30, 2020.

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