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Alex Backenstoe
Alex  Backenstoe

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hilliard, OH

High School:
Davidson

Last College:
Air Force Academy

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 220

Position:
RB

03/27/2017

38 From Football Team Named an OSU Scholar-Athlete

Academic All-American Sam Hubbard leads six-year high for academic achievers

Ohio State Overview: Alex Backenstoe walked onto the team in the spring of 2015 and is in his third season with the program … he is a junior in eligibility and is majoring in finance … he was an OSU Scholar-Athlete during the 2016-17 academic calendar … he transferred to Ohio State after attending and playing football for the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2014.

More on Alex: Backenstoe lettered four years in lacrosse and two each in football and wrestling at Davidson H.S. … earned conference and district player of the year honors in football … was the Ohio Division I defensive player of the year and a first-team all-state honoree … was a finalist for Mr. Ohio (football) … high school football coach was Brian White … was one of 58 students in his high school to graduate with over a 4.00 grade point average … is the son of Tammy and Bill Backenstoe and is the oldest of two children … father played center in football at Ohio University … great grandfather, Jim Patterson, is in the Ohio State University athletic hall of fame for diving.