Senior safety is first Falcon All-American since 2010
Senior defensive back had 10 tackles and two interceptions in the win at San Jose State
Senior Weston Steelhammer earned first-team all-MW honors the last two years
Karson Roberts ran for the go-ahead touchdown and threw a career-long 74-yard touchdown pass in the win
Falcons picked fourth in Mountain Division
Dec. 30, 2016
The Falcons defeat Boise State, on November 25, 2016.
Air Force vs. Colorado State
Air Force vs. Nevada (USATSI)
2015 – Played and started in all 14 games … first-team all-Mountain West selection … on the Thorpe Award and Lott Impact Trophy watch lists … led the team in tackles with 80 and interceptions with five … third on the team in TFL with 10.5 for 33 yards … four tackles, a TFL and an INT at New Mexico … seven tackles, TFL and a pass breakup at Boise State … six tackles, TFL, INT and a pass breakup in the end zone vs. Utah State … INT and a fumble recovery at Hawai’I … five tackles, a TFL and pass breakup vs. Fresno State … nine tackles, all solo, two tackles for loss and an INT at Colorado State … eight tackles at #4 Michigan State … six tackles, a sack and career-best 3.0 TFL vs. San Jose State … also recorded an interception … named MW defensive player of the week vs. SJSU … recorded three tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup vs. Morgan State … second leading returning tackler with 61 total tackles … career totals of 16.5 TFL, 4.0 sacks and 11 interceptions … has 14 career turnovers (11 INT, 3 FR) … active career leader in interceptions with 11 which ranks fifth in school history.
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 … entered 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 … grandfather attended Army West Point … majoring in business management … lists his priorities as faith, family and football … was on the cadet cadre for survival training and completed a course in astronautics last summer … completed Operations Air Force at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz., in the summer of 215 … was also on the cadet cadre for survival training in 2015 … was recruited to play both football and baseball at the Academy.
Steelhammer's Career Statistics