Nationality: United States
Profession: Professional Football - San Francisco 49er's
Favorite Blend: FITAID RX
- First team All-Northern Nevada at McQueen High School
- First team All-Pac-12 as both a wide receiver and as a return specialist
- 25th pick by the 49ers in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Brandon Aiyuk (born March 17, 1998) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Arizona State and was drafted with the 25th pick by the 49ers in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Aiyuk was born in Rocklin, California and grew up in Reno, Nevada. He attended Robert McQueen High School. He played wide receiver, defensive back and returned kicks for the McQueen high school football team and was named first team All-Northern Nevada and honorable mention All-State as a senior.
In his first year with the Arizona State Sun Devils, Aiyuk had 33 catches for 474 yards and three touchdowns with an additional 381 total return yards. Aiyuk was named third team preseason All-Pac-12 Conference going into his senior season. He was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week after catching seven passes for 196 yards and three touchdowns in a 38–34 win over Washington State on October 12, 2019.
Aiyuk was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round with the 25th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft after they acquired the pick from the Minnesota Vikings in a trade. He made his NFL debut in Week 2 against the New York Jets and recorded two receptions for 21 yards in the 31–13 victory. In Week 3 against the New York Giants, Aiyuk recorded 101 yards from scrimmage and his first career rushing touchdown during the 36–9 win. He became the franchise's first wide receiver since 1970 to have a rushing touchdown be their first career score. In Week 4, against the Philadelphia Eagles on NBC Sunday Night Football, he had a 38-yard rushing touchdown in the 25–20 loss. He became the first wide receiver since the NFL-AFL merger to record two rushing touchdowns in his first three professional games. He recorded his first professional 100-yard game with six receptions for 115 yards in a 33–6 victory over the New England Patriots in Week 7.