Alex Filin
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Alex Filin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Skokie, Ill.

High School:
Niles West

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 220

Position:
DL

Experience:
3L

2006: Moved to defensive end during spring camp.

2005: Played in all 11 games as a back-up at strong safety ... had seven multi-tackle games ... his six tackles at Iowa State tied a career high.

2004: Moved to safety from wide receiver in the spring ... played in all 11 games as a reserve ... registered a career-high six tackles at Western Kentucky ... led the team with three interceptions ... ranked 10th on the team with 30 tackles.

2003: Played in 10 games all as a reserve ... had one catch for 24 yards against Truman State.

2002: Redshirted.

Niles West HS: All-state selection ... conference offensive player of the year ... team captain of the Pioneer Press All-Area Team ... Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times All-State Honorable Mention ... team captain the last two seasons ... rushed for a team-high 958 yards ... caught 21 passes for 412 yards ... had 121 tackles, including 71 unassisted ... key player on special teams as punter, kicker, kick returner and punt returner ... averaged 30.6 yards per kickoff return ... averaged 15.5 points and 10 rebounds per game in basketball ... clocked a 400-meter time of 51 seconds ... lettered in football, basketball and track ... coached by Mark Egofske.

Data: Born 12-15-83 in Riga, Latvia ... son of Al and Natasha Filin ... major: business administration ... two-time member of the AFNI Honor Roll ... pronounced FILL-in.