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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.