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Hernandez with the Patriots in 2011
No. 85, 81
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born:November 6, 1989(1989-11-06)
Bristol, Connecticut
Died:April 19, 2017(2017-04-19) (aged 27)
Leominster, Massachusetts
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Bristol Central
(Bristol, Connecticut)
NFL Draft:2010 / Round: 4 / Pick: 113
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Receiving yards:1,956
Receiving average:11.2
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Aaron Josef Hernandez (November 6, 1989 – April 19, 2017), was an American football tight end and convicted murderer. He was born in Bristol, Connecticut.[1] He was drafted by New England Patriots in 2010.

In 2013, Hernandez was indicted for first-degree murder. He was found guilty of murder in April 2015.[2] He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.[3]

He committed suicide by hanging on April 19, 2017 in his prison cell.[4]


  1. "Aaron Hernandez". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved Apr 16, 2015. 
  2. "Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of Murder". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved Apr 16, 2015. 
  3. Susan Candiotti, Laura Dolan and Ray Sanchez. "Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder in death of Odin Lloyd". CNN. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  4. Geoff Herbert (April 19, 2017). "Aaron Hernandez dead: Ex-NFL star commits suicide in prison (reports)". Retrieved April 19, 2017. 

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