2009: Saw action in all 11 games for Valpo during sophomore season ... finished the year with 11 total tackles, including seven solo stops ... had a season-high three tackles against San Diego (Oct. 10) ... had two stops against Dayton (Oct. 24) and at Marist (Oct. 31) ... broke up a pass against Carthage on Sept. 26 ... team’s Special Teams Player of the Year ... named team’s Special Teams Player of the Week for the San Diego game.
2008: Saw action in five games for the Crusaders as a rookie ... made first career tackle in collegiate debut against Davidson (Oct. 11), a solo stop ... returned a kickoff against Dayton on Oct. 25 ... named team’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Davidson game ... also played on the Crusader reserve team ... named to the Pioneer Football League’s Fall Academic Honor Roll.
Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Kougars ... a three-time First Team All-Northern Crossroads Conference pick ... named to the All-Area First Team in 2008 ... a three-time Mr. Defense pick ... named Mr. Offense in 2008 ... school’s career tackles leader ... also lettered in baseball and basketball.
Personal: Alex is the son of Shane and Tammy Byers ... major is civil engineering ... born Aug. 2, 1989.
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