Date of Birth: 02/09/2018
Height: 0' 0" Weight: 0 lbs
Pro Experience: Rookie
College Experience: Bluffton University
Signed with the Jacksoncille Sharks February 9, 2018 for his first season in arena football. (Jacksonville: 2018 - Present)
Aelker worked out for NFL scouts with the clevland Browns and San Francisco 49ers.
Finished his college career at Bluffton Univeristy. During his junior season, Aelker finished with 54 tackles(22 TFL) and 13.5 sacks, winnng the HCAC Defensive Player of the Year and helped the Beavers finish the season 6-4. During his senior season , Aelker won the HCAC Defensive player of the year award once again after finishing the season with 60 tackles (24 TFL), 15.5 sacks, one interception, four pass breakups, three forced fumbles and one blocked kick. After his senior season, Aelker was awarded HCAC Male athlete of the year, HCAC Defensive Most Valuable Player and All-American honors from D3football.com. Aelker left Bluffton University as the school record-holder in sacks (35), tackles for loss (60), forced fumbles (8), sack yardage and quarterback hurries.
A native of New Bavaria, Ohio, where he played for Holgate High School.