AT GEORGIA STATE: Athletic quarterback who has backed up starter Conner Manning in 2016 and 2017 ... Will compete for the starting job in spring practice ... Redshirted in 2015.
2017: Backup quarterback who played in seven games ... Completed 6-of-9 passes for 102 yards and one touchdown while rushing for 79 yards on 21 attempts ... Saw his most significant action in the season opener vs. Tennessee State, when he tossed a 39-yard touchdown pass to Taz Bateman ... Passed for 37 yards and rushed for 39 at No. 5 Penn State ... Also played on the hands team for onside kicks.
2016: Made his first start vs. UT Martin, when starter Conner Manning was injured in the Thursday practice before the game. Passed for 119 yards (8-for-16) with a 7-yard TD pass to Glenn Smith. Rushed for 75 yards on 16 carries ... Started the following game at South Alabama, rushing for 64 yards on 21 carries while throwing for 113 yards on 11-for-18 passes ... Came off the bench in the fourth quarter of season opener vs. Ball State and directed a scoring drive, which he capped with a 13-yard TD run. Passed for 32 yards (4-8) and rushed for 59 yards on eight carries ... Unavailable for the Arkansas State and ULM games due to an ankle injury ... Had a strong performance in the Blue-White spring game, when he threw three touchdown passes and rushed for a fourth score ... Redshirted in 2015.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time all-state quarterback, including first-team all-state accolades as a senior at Mount Pisgah Christian School … As a junior, he was a second-team all-state pick by the GSWA and an honorable mention selection by the AJC … Also named Offensive Player of the Year in North Fulton and in Region 6-A for both his junior and senior seasons … Passed for Led Mount Pisgah to the second round state playoffs in 2013 and 2014 … Threw four touchdown passes and scored a fifth touchdown in first-round victory over Landmark Christian … Coached by Mike Forester.
PERSONAL: Full name is Aaron Christopher Winchester ... Born Jan. 5, 1997 ... Son of Stacy Winchester and Carrie Wilson ... Majoring in finance.