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Alex Kanellis

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Iowa City, IA

High School:
West HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 295

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
10/11/1986

Hawk-Item - - One of five true freshmen to see action in 2005 . . . moved from defensive line to offensive line during 2007 spring practice.

2007 - - Listed as co-second team right tackle following spring practice.

2006 - - Listed as second team defensive end following spring practice . . . started at defensive end in win over Montana as defensive allowed just 144 yards total offense . . . recorded five assisted tackles vs. Montana, including one tackle for loss, half a sack and a QB pressure . . . saw action in double overtime win at Syracuse, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Iowa State, recording one assisted tackle . . . did not see action in win at Illinois after suffering from bout of appendicitis . . . saw action in loss to top-ranked Ohio State, just seven days after having emergency appendectomy surgery . . . recorded one tackle for loss of three yards vs. Ohio State . . . saw action in win over Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss at Indiana, but had no statistics . . . started at defensive end in loss at Michigan, recording one solo tackle and one assisted tackle . . . started at defensive end in win over Northern Iowa as defense allowed just 196 yards total offense . . . recorded three solo tackles and one assist vs. Northern Illinois . . . did not see action in loss to Northwestern . . . started at defensive end in loss to Wisconsin . . . recorded four tackles vs. Wisconsin, including three solo stops and one tackle for loss . . . saw action in loss at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . did not see action vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl.

2005 - - Saw action in opening win over Ball State, recording two solo tackles, one tackle for loss and a QB pressure . . . saw action at Iowa State, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in win over Northern Iowa, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action at Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Illinois, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in win at Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Indiana, one solo tackle and one assisted tackle, including one tackle for loss . . . did not see action vs. Michigan . . . saw action at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win at Wisconsin at defense held Badgers to 276 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Minnesota, recording two assisted tackles as defense held top rushing team in the nation to 129 net rushing yards . . . saw action in Outback Bowl vs. Florida, but had no statistics.

High school honors - - Earned all-American recognition from SuperPrep, Prep Star and Prep Football Report as a senior . . . Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior . . . named to Des Moines Register Elite all-state team as a senior . . . earned first team all-state honors as a senior and junior . . . first team all-conference as a senior and junior after earning second team honors as a sophomore . . . ranked as top prospect in Iowa by Iowapreps.com and Rivals.com . . . team captain as a senior . . . Career - - rushed 196 times for 1,250 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior, while recording 62 tackles on defense . . . recorded 67 tackles as a junior . . . earned three letters in football, playing in the offensive and defensive line and also playing fullback and linebacker . . . also earned four letters in wrestling . . . won state 3-A wrestling title at 215 pounds as a junior . . . missed majority of wrestling season as a senior due to injury.

Personal - - Born 10/11/86 . . . Art major . . . parents are Amy and Mike Kanellis . . . one of nine players from Iowa City on Hawkeye roster . . . attended same high school as OL Richie Amendola, DL Nick Brayton, OL Travis Meade and OL Austin Postler . . . high school coach was Dan Dvorak.

Career Bests
Tackles:	5 vs. Montana, 9/2/06
Solos:	3, twice, last vs. Wisconsin, 11/11/06
Assists:	5 vs. Montana, 9/2/06
TFLs:	1, 4 times, last vs. Wisconsin, 11/11/06
INT:	1 vs. Purdue, 10/7/06
Sacks:	1 vs. Ball State, 9/3/05
 

Kanellis' Collegiate Stats

Defense Solo Ast. Total T/Loss Sacks PBU QBH FF RF
Freshman 5 4 9 2/5 0-0 0 1 0 0
Sophomore 5 4 9 2/5 0-0 0 1 0 0
Career 14 14 28 5/11 1-1 0 2 0 0
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