30 Joe Alessi
30 Joe Alessi
Height: 5-10
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: North Lima, Ohio
High School: South Range
Position: TB
Major: Biology

2018 (Junior): Played in all 11 games as a member of special teams and a reserve tailback...had 11 rushes for 103 yards and a touchdown...had three carries on three occasions...against Valpraiso, had three rushes for 41 yards with a long of 24 yards...scored on an 11-yard run in the fourth quarter...had three totes for 37 yards vs. UNI...had a long run of 21 yards against the Panthers...ran three times for 17 yards against South Dakota...had attempts against Indiana State and Western Illinois...returned a kickoff 22 yards vs. Indiana State...earned his third letter. 

2017 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 games as a member of special teams and a reserve tailback...had 21 rushes for 226 yards and four touchdowns...had six kickoff returns for 107 yards...had 10 rushes for 86 yards and a touchdown against Central Connecticut...busted a 35-yard run against the Blue Devils...had six carries for 86 yards and two touchdowns at Indiana State...scored on runs of 67 and five yards in the fourth quarter vs. the Sycamores...against Missouri State had five carries for 54 yards and a touchdown...scored on a 34-yard in the second quarter...had a long kickoff return of 31 yards against South Dakota...returned a pair of kickoffs 46 yards vs. the Coyotes...earned his second letter.

2016 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 15 games as a member of special teams and reserve tailback...had 11 attempts for 223 yards and scored two touchdowns...at Missouri State ran for 190 yards on seven carries and scored two touchdowns in just the fourth quarter...had scoring runs of 75 and 61 yards against the Bears...had three carries for 31 yards against Duquesne...had one rush against Robert Morris...returned three kickoffs for 50 yards...had a long return of 26 yards vs. Samford...earned his first letter.

2015 (Freshman): Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named the Division VI Ohio Offensive Player of the Year while earning first-team all-state honors...Northeast Inland Division VI District Offensive Player of the Year...first-team Northeast Inland District, first-team All-Quad County and first-team Inter Tri-County League honoree...rushed for 2,507 yards on 195 attempts and scored 38 touchdowns...had 12 carries for 233 yards and two touchdowns (56 and 92 yards) vs. Campbell....gained over 250 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns within the game's first 12:23 against Jackson- Milton...finished with 161 yards on just 10 carries and two touchdowns against East Palestine...Raiders finished the season 7-3...as a junior, was a first-team Division VI All-Ohio pick...was the Northeast Inland All-District Division VI Offensive Player of the Year...a first-team Northeast Inland District, first-team All-Quad County and first-team Inter Tri-County League honoree...rushed for 1,721 yards on 186 carries and scored 27 touchdowns...caught three passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns...posted best game of career rushing 12 times for 340 yards and six TDs (including a 92-yarder) in a 63-35 win over United...Raiders finished the year 11-1 winning their first 11 games of the season...named to the 2013 and 2014 WYTV Big 22 squad...as a sophomore had 165 yards on 12 rushes and scored two touchdowns...caught one pass for 62 yards and a touchdown...selected to play in the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association's 2015 North-South Classic (small school game)...ended career as the school's all-time leading rusher...amassed a total of 4,392 yards on 393 carries and had 67 rushing touchdowns (70 total touchdowns)...three-time letterwinner...coach was Dan Yeagley.

PERSONAL: Parents are Dia and Joe Alessi...has two brothers...major is Biology...it the 2018-19 recipient of the Ice Castle "Fun" Scholarship.