Alex Backenstoe
Alex  Backenstoe


Hilliard, OH

High School:

Last College:
Air Force Academy

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 233



11 Buckeyes Graduate; 34 Named Academic All-Big Ten

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Ohio State Overview: Alex Backenstoe is in his fourth season with the football program after initially walking onto the team in the spring of 2015 … he has helped the team as a running back in the past, but this year he has made the switch to linebacker … is coming off a shoulder issue that caused him to miss the 2017 season … transferred to Ohio State after attending and playing football at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2014 … he is a senior in eligibility and is an academic honors student majoring in finance.

Honors & Awards
2017: Academic All-Big Ten Conference
2016: OSU Scholar-Athlete

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.