#59 Alex Burgess
|HOMETOWN||Hudson, Wis. (Hudson HS)|
2016 (Jr): Played in all 12 games totaling 36 tackles on the season (22 solo, 14 assisted)... Recorded 12 tackles for a loss (67 yards)... Tallied a team high 8.5 sacks for 58 yards... Forced 1 fumble and recovered it vs Minot State (Oct. 15)... Broke up 2 passes... Set a career high 7 tackles vs Upper Iowa (Sept. 01) and tied his career high with 2 sacks against both Wayne State (Sept. 17) and Minot State (Oct. 15)... Played in the 2016 Mineral Water Bowl game where the Beavers beat Washburn 36-23, being the first team in program history to win a post-season game... Named to the 2016 NSIC North Division All-Conference First Team Defense.
2015 (So): Played in 10 games recording 24 tackles including 10 solo tackles… Recorded 3.5 sacks for a loss of 18 yards and recovered one fumble.
2014 (Fr.): Played in 10 games and starting one on the defensive line... Racked up 15 total tackles (5 solo, 10 assisted) along with two tackles for a loss, one sack and one forced fumble.
2013 (RS): Redshirted.
Prior to BSU: Won three varsity letters for the Hudson High School football team… Earned all-conference, all-metro, all-region, and first-team all-state accolades as a Raider… Named Big Rivers Conference Defensive Player of the Year and was a selection for the Northwest All-Star Game… Racked up 80 tackles, 10 sacks, two touchdowns, and six forced fumbles… Was a part of a defensive unit that once held the Menomonie High School rushing attack to -58 yards… An honor roll student in high school.
Personal: Born April 17, 1995… Son of Andy Burgess and Kathi Morrissette in… At BSU, plans to major in criminal justice.
Career Highs: Tackles: 7 vs Upper Iowa (9/1/16); Solo Tackles: 4 vs Upper Iowa (9/1/16); Assisted Tackles: 4 (x4) last at Minot State (10/14/17); TFL: 2 (x3) last vs Minot State University (10/15/16); PBU: 1 (x3) last vs Concordia- St. Paul (9/9/17); Sacks: 2 (2x) last vs Minot State University (10/15/16).