ALFRED'S WSU CAREER
RS-SENIOR (2009): Earned a varsity letter after starting at center all 12 games...received preseason All-Pac-10 second team honors...named to the Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List before the start of the season (Rimington Trophy is awarded annually to the nation's top center)...named to second team on Phil Steele's Midseason All-Pacific-10 Conference list...earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention honors...was selected to compete in the 85th annual East-West Shrine Game...named to the 2009 All-Pacific-10 Conference Football Second Team...garnered WSU Offensive Player of the Week seven times...one of two offensive linemen to start each week...ended his career starting his final 29 games.
RS-JUNIOR (2008): Earned a varsity letter after starting at center all 13 games...garnered All-Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention honors and was also named to the Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team for the third consecutive season...received the Mike Utley Award (Offensive Lineman of the Year) at WSU's annual awards banquet.
RS-SOPHOMORE (2007): Earned a varsity letter after starting at center in 11 of the Cougars' 12 games in 2007...missed UCLA game...received the team's weekly Hammer Award following performance against San Diego State...also received team's weekly Offensive Line Award following performances against Wisconsin and Arizona State...member of an offensive line that helped team finish second in the conference and 28th in the country in total offense (435.25 yards per game)...helped WSU passing attack lead the conference and finish eighth in the nation at 319.58 passing yards per game...WSU finished third in the conference in sacks allowed (1.83 per game)...named All-Pacific-10 Conference Academic honorable mention.
RS-FRESHMAN (2006): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in all 12 games...made eight starts in his Cougar debut...majority of time came at center, but also played guard early in the season...made first career start against Stanford at left guard...moved to center in replacement of Josh Duin and remained there once Duin returned to the lineup...named Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention...earned The Sporting News Pac-10 All-Freshman Team and Scout.com Freshman All-America Second Team honors...received squad's Offensive Line award following performance against USC.
FRESHMAN (2005): Redshirt season.
ALFRED'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Coached by Darren McKay at Gig Harbor High School...earned nine letters during prep career: four in football, three in track and field and two in wrestling...team captain for both football and track teams as a senior...as a SOPHOMORE was an All-Narrows League selection on the defensive line...regional participant in both wrestling and track and field...as a JUNIOR earned first-team Narrows League Bridge Division honors on both offense and defense...named first-team all-area by both the Tacoma News Tribune and Bremerton Sun...honorable mention all-state...took third place at the 4-A track and field meet in the shot put...as a SENIOR led Gig Harbor to an 8-2 record...again named first-team Narrows League Bridge Division on both sides of the ball...first-team all-area by the TNT...also selected to the TNT's "Northwest Nuggets" and "Western 100"...earned first-team all-state honors on offense by the TNT and the Associated Press...also received AP honorable mention recognition on defense...rated the No. 8 player in Washington by Scout.com...rated the No. 56 player in the West by Scout.com...projected as a defensive tackle by Rivals.com, where he was rated No. 38 at that position nationally...named to Seattle Times All-State Team...named to the Washington Preps all-league first team on offense and defense...selected to play in the East-West All-Star game...Pierce County Scholar-Athlete nominee.
Kenneth David Alfred...born in Bellevue, Wash...parents David and Claudia Alfred...one brother Matt...father David played football at Western Washington University, while brother Matt played for head coach Paul Wulff at Eastern Washington from 2004-2008...enjoys weight training, video games, reading, writing and filmmaking...compiled a 3.3 prep grade point average...Gig Harbor's 2004 homecoming king...English major.