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Pickens Following in the Footsteps

First it was Rudy Burgess. Then along came Kyle Williams. A.J. Pickens, a 5-10, 172-pound ‘do-it-all' type of athlete, is currently preparing for the official start to his Sun Devil career which will ensue in a few short weeks and he hopes to be the next among ASU's recent legacy of smaller, all-purpose wide receivers to make a sizeable impact.

Like his similarly built predecessors, Pickens was the epitome of versatility at the high school level, collecting 1,843 rushing yards, 446 receiving yards and a total of 3,234 all-purpose yards as well as 63 career tackles and averages of 34.3 yards on kickoff returns and 12.8 yards on punt returns during his varsity tenure at Don Lugo High School in Chino, Calif. Rated by Scout.com as the...

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