Johnathan Aiken was sad to see Tariq Ahmad go in the offseason, and is happy to have him in the stands for homecoming. Ahmad, who took a job with the San Francisco 49ers, became close with Aiken during his time as recruiting coordinator at Rutgers. With the 49ers in town, Ahmad will be there for Aiken's final home game and senior day.
Aiken came to Rutgers as a cornerback before his move to safety and eventual spot as a Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. Aiken earned the honor in his first game as a senior with big plays in a 41-38 victory over Washington State.