Aaron Mellette: Courtesy Elon Athletics
Written By Elon Sports Information Dept.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Elon senior wide receiver Aaron Mellette garnered his seventh All-America honor of the year as he was named to the 2012 College Sports Journal FCS All-America Team.
Mellette is currently in Mobile, Ala., where he is preparing to play in Saturday's Senior Bowl. He is the first representative from Elon to ever play in that prestigious all-star game. The Senior Bowl will be played Saturday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. EST and will be televised on the NFL Network.
Mellette was a first-team All-Southern Conference selection by both the league's coaches and media members and placed eighth in the voting for the Walter Payton Award which is presented annually to the top player in the Football Championship Subdivision.
The Sanford, N.C., native concluded the season with a league-leading 108 points and 18 receiving touchdowns. The TD catches are tied for the second-most ever in a single season in SoCon history.
In his senior year, Mellette caught 97 passes for 1,398 yards. He led the SoCon and ranked second nationally in both receptions per game (8.82) and receiving yards per game (127.09) following the regular season.
He eclipsed 100 receiving yards in eight of Elon's 11 contests, including matching career-highs with 237 yards and three touchdowns against Appalachian State on Oct. 6. Mellette posted a six-game span in which he caught at least two touchdowns.
Following his senior season, Mellette also collected All-America honors from The Associated Press, Walter Camp Football Foundation, American Football Coaches Association, The Sports Network/Fathead.com, College Sporting News and Phil Steele.
For his career in the maroon and gold, Mellette posted 4,254 receiving yards, 304 receptions, 44 touchdown catches and 23 100-yard games. All of those numbers rank second in both Elon and Southern Conference history.
Elon Sports Information Dept.