AT GEORGIA STATE: Tight end who transferred to Georgia State after two seasons at Western Carolina ... After sitting out the 2018 season, he will have two seasons of eligibility beginning in 2019 ... Former all-state prep player in Georgia who was named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team.
2017 (WCU): Only played in one game on the season before being sidelined with injury ... Caught one pass for 23 yards in the season opener at Hawai'i.
2016 (WCU): Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... Played in 10 of the team’s 11 games with six starts, including five of the final six games of the season … Finished with 14 receptions for 123 yards … Made his first collegiate reception against ETSU in a game played at the Bristol Motor Speedway … Recorded career highs with six receptions for 44 yards at Mercer … Scored his first two career points on a two-point conversion against Chattanooga (Oct. 28) … Added two solo tackles.
HIGH SCHOOL: Received second-team Class AAAA All-State honors from the Georgia Sports Writers Association, as well as first team All-Metro accolades by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Two-time, first team all-region selection at Locust Grove High School ... Had 30 receptions for 575 yards and five TDs as a senior ... Was a five-time player of the week selection including three as a senior ... As a junior, caught 15 passes for 209 yards with an average of 13.9 yards per reception with five touchdowns ... Also had 21 tackles with a sack as a defensive end ... Coached by Clint Satterfield.
PERSONAL: Full name is Aubry William Payne ... Son of Scott Payne and Jennifer Prater.