Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/13/23
Former Haverford School lacrosse and football standout Dox Aitken is competing for a shot at NFL camp weekend in the New England Patriots minicamp, according to a report by a Patriots writer.
NFL writer/reporter and AtoZSports.com’s Doug Kyed tweeted out the report on Friday. The minicamp began Friday and runs until Sunday.
Aitken, who is 6-2, 210, never played a college football game, but starred as a wide receiver, safety, and punter at Haverford School and was set to play one season at Villanova in 2020 before the pandemic moved the season to the following spring.
The Patriots famed coach, Bill Belichick has used several ex-lacrosse players in key roles, including former Penn State lax star Chris Hogan. Belichick was a standout football and lacrosse player at Wesleyan University.
Dox Aitken https://t.co/AIXkmANRxA
— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) May 13, 2023
In football, Aitken was the Inter-Ac Player of the Year and an all-city and all-county honoree in 2015, leading the Fords to an undefeated (10-0) season while setting school records for receiving yards (858) and touchdown receptions (11) in a season.
In lacrosse, Aitken was a key member of Haverford’s undefeated 2015 team as a junior and a Phillylacrosse.com Co-Player of the Year in 2016. He was named US Lacrosse All-American in 2015 and 2016 and then was a four-time All-American (twice first team) at Virginia and helped lead the Cavaliers to the 2019 and 2021 national championships.
Aitken also helped Team USA defeat Canada in the FIL U-19 championship in 2016
He’s the highest-scoring midfielder (138 goals) in Virginia history.
Aitken, 25, currently is under contract with the Atlas Lacrosse Club in the Premier Lacrosse League. He played in five PLL games in 2021 and eight in 2022.