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#57 Alex Polofsky
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
City/State: Matthews, N.C.
High School: Butler

At Princeton — 2013: started at weakside linebacker and recorded 15 tackles during the Ivy League championship season … had season-high four tackles in 51-48 triple-overtime road win at Harvard … had four stops and a quarterback hurry at Lafayette. 2012: started all 10 games at inside linebacker and led all Princeton non-seniors with 67 tackles … had at least five tackles in nine games, and had three games with at least eight tackles … had career-best 11 tackles in 39-34 comeback win over Harvard, including season-best five solo stops … had eight tackles and a fumble recovery in 19-0 shutout of Brown … had 2.5 tackles for loss, including a sack against Georgetown … had three quarterback hurries and a pass breakup. 2011: made seven tackles as a member of the linebacker rotation … had career-high three tackles at home against Yale … made two tackles in season opener against Lehigh.

At Butler — earned all-state and all-conference honors … selected to the Shrine Bowl All-Star Game, played between North Carolina and South Carolina … named finalist for the Roman Gabriel Defensive Player Award as a linebacker … Great American Rivalry Series Student-Athlete Award recipient … played linebacker, fullback, defensive end and long snapper … started all four seasons and recorded 227 tackles in final two years … led team to four state championships … 2009 team was ranked #2 by MaxPreps, #6 by ESPN and #13 by USA Today … served as team captain in 2008 and 2009 … also lettered four years in track & field … ran the 400 and 4x400; threw the discus and shot put … reached state finals in shot put.

Personal — born Dec. 14, 1991 … son of Jeff and Lori Polofsky … father is a business executive; mother is a homemaker … has a younger brother Grant … father played football at the University of Tennessee; grandfather Gordon Polofsky played at Tennessee and in the NFL for the Chicago Cardinals … enjoys golf, beach volleyball, reading and music … interested in studying either engineering or economics.

Year Tackles (s/a) TFL Sks FF/FR INT BrUp
2011 7 (1/6) 0 0 0/0 0 0
2012 67 (22/45) 2.5/6 .5/5 0/1 0 1
2013 15 (7/8) 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 89 (30/59) 2.5/6 .5/5 0/1 0 1
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