Falcons picked fourth in Mountain Division
Junior led the team and was among the national leaders with six interceptions last season
Will Conant connected on a 39-yard field goal as time expired for the win
Kale Pearson led the Falcons for a career-best 127 yards; Weston Steelhammer tied the school and conference record with three INTs
2015 - On Jim Thorpe Award Preseason Watch List
2014 – Played in all 13 games, starting 11 … earned first-team all-conference honors … finished fourth in the Mountain West and 13th nationally in interceptions with a .46 per-game average … had six interceptions total, which was just one off the conference lead ... his six interceptions ranked as the fifth most in a season in school history and are the most since Anthony Wright had seven in 2009 … had a streak of three straight games with an interceptions … tied a school record with three interceptions vs. Boise State … first player in AFA history with three picks since Anthony Wright vs. Houston in 2009 … also had a tackle for loss and a sack vs. Boise State … recorded a safety in the season opener vs. Nicholls State, recording a sack in the end zone to become the first Falcon since 2008 to record a safety … career-best 11 tackles and an interception vs. San Diego State … his 11 tackles led the team … was fourth on the team in total tackles with 61, including 42 unassisted … had 6.0 tackles for loss for 19 yards and 3.0 sacks for 16 yards … recorded two fumbles on the season … enters the 2015 season on the Lott Trophy Watch List awarded to the most impactful defensive player in the nation.
2013 – Played in eight games … recorded seven total tackles … season-best four tackles vs. Utah State.
High School – Lettered four years in football and baseball and two years in basketball … was an all-district, all-city and all-state selection in football … earned all-district, all-city and all-state honors in baseball … high school football coach was John Bachman … high school baseball coach was Todd Walker … was a Louisiana Wendy’s Heisman finalist … member of the National Honor Society, the Beta Club and student council … was also active the Fellowship of Christian Athletes … was a National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame scholar-athlete … was honored in December 2013 in New York during the American Football Coaches Association convention.
Personal – Son of Ronnie and Cindy Alexander and Terry and Debby Steelhammer … has an older sister, Ashleigh … both parents attended the University of Texas … his sister is currently working in the athletic department at the University of Texas … his grandfather attend West Point … majoring in business management … was recruited by Alabama and Pepperdine for baseball … lists his priorities as faith, family and football … completed Operations Air Force at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz., last summer … was also on the cadet cadre for survival training last summer.
Steelhammer's Career Statistics