Kingcade, Aaron

Kingcade, Aaron

A workhorse in the Rike Center weight room, a tenacious competitor on the Memorial Stadium field, and a hard working student in the classroom, Aaron Kingcade forged his legacy as one of the top football players to come through Otterbein.

Kingcade became Otterbein’s second Academic All-America winner in 2011, the first to receive the accolade since offensive guard Jeff Stark earned second team honors in 1997. Along with his spot on the Capital One Academic All-America team, Kingcade earned Academic All-OAC, first team All-OAC, and third team All-North Region honors that year.

Kingcade led the Ohio Athletic Conference with a 39.9-yard punting average. He punted the ball 41 times, placing nine inside the opponent’s 20-yard line, with a long of 74 yards and became the third punter in the school’s history to earn All-American status.

The following season, Aaron was taking snaps much closer to the line of scrimmage as the Cardinals starting quarterback. He led Otterbein to a 5-0 start and a top-25 ranking on for the first time in three years. The Cardinals marque win that season was a 38-17 upset win over then No. 15 Baldwin Wallace. Kingcade had a career day while playing through an ankle injury, accounting for five touchdowns against the Yellow Jackets, who were ranked ninth nationally at the time.