Alec Diab
Alec Diab

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Moline, Ill.

High School:
Alleman

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 250

Position:
OL

Experience:
HS

02/05/2014

Redbird Football Signs 24 on National Signing Day

The class bolsters depth at key positions of wide receiver, linebacker, running back and defensive end.

Alleman HS: Three-year starter for head coach Dave DeJagher ... All-Metro honorable mention selection by The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus ... played tight end and defensive end for the Pioneers, as they advanced to the IHSA Class 4A state semifinals in 2013 ... named team's offensive lineman of the year ... caught 14 passes for 120 yards with a touchdown ... posted eight sacks and 44 total tackles on defense ... caught four passes for 29 yards as a junior, while being named an academic all-conference selection ... helped team to a runner-up finish in the IHSA Class 4A title game ... also a three-year starter on the basketball court and threw the shot put and discus on the track.

Personal: Born March 19, 1996, in Moline, Ill. ... son of Joseph Diab and Lisa Vander Bleek ... has two older brothers, Adam and Nick ... his father played football at Iowa and later coached him in track in high school ... member of the principal's list and honor roll every quarter ... Father John O'Connor scholar ... plans to major in business.