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#17 Alex Hoffman-Ellis
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 226
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. - Moorpark College
High School: Hamilton High
Experience: 2 Letters

 

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Alex Hoffman-Ellis
Alex Hoffman-Ellis
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.

High School:
Hamilton High

Last College:
Moorpark College

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 226

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
08/14/1989

Experience:
2V



HOFFMAN-ELLIS' WSU CAREER
CAREER:
Appeared in 35 games, made 33 starts...tallied 253 total tackles, 178 solo...four interceptions, two returned for touchdowns...five double-digit tackle performances.
SENIOR (2011): Earned a varsity letter after starting all 12 games at outside linebacker... named Second-Team All-Pac-12...named to Phil Steele's All-Pac-12 Conference second team...with 88 total tackles, good for eighth in the Pac-12...made a team-best 64 solo tackles, third most in the conference...second on the team with 11 tackles-for-loss including two sacks...made one interception and broke up three passes...named a team captain 11 times and picked up a team-best four WSU Defensive Player of the Week awards (ISU, CU, ASU, Utah)...picked up WSU Big Hit honors against UNLV and San Diego State...named to Phil Steele's Midseason All-Pac-12 second team...made four tackles, three solo and returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown to earn WSU Big Play accolades in the season-opening win over Idaho State...made six tackles against UNLV...earned Bank of the West Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week accolades after making a season-high 14 tackles, eight solo including two sacks in the win at Colorado...made seven tackles, five solo at UCLA...had eight stops against No. 7 Stanford and Oregon State...recorded seven tackles at No. 7 Oregon...had nine tackles, six solo at California...made six tackles, all solo in the win over Arizona State...recorded eight tackles, seven solo including two for loss against Utah...had eight tackles, seven solo and a tackle for loss in Apple Cup...earned WSU's Frank Butler Award for spirit...named WSU's Defensive Most Valuable Player.
RS-JUNIOR (2010): Earned a varsity letter after starting all 12 games at linebacker...named to Phil Steele's All-Pacific-10 Conference third team...finished second on the team with 81 tackles, 55 solo, with five being for loss including two sacks...recorded two interceptions, four pass break-ups and two forced fumbles...finished 16th among Pacific-10 tacklers...had four tackles, three solo, including a sack at Oklahoma State...recorded five tackles and an interception against Montana State...made nine tackles, six solo, at SMU...had an interception against USC...made a season-high 11 tackles, seven solo, at UCLA...earned Cougar Defensive Player of the Week accolades after recording eight tackles, a sack and a forced a fumble against Oregon...had eight tackles against Arizona and Arizona State...shared Cougar "Big Play" honors after registering five tackles and a pass breakup in the win at Oregon State...had seven tackles at Stanford and against Washington.
RS-SOPHOMORE (2009): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in 11 games...started nine games on the season at both middle linebacker and outside linebacker...started his first-career game against Hawaii (MLB), and was entrenched there for most of the season...started four-straight games prior to missing the Arizona State game with an illness...returned to the line-up the following week against California, before moving to OLB against OSU...started WSU's season finale against Washington at MLB...registered a team-high 84 tackles on the season (55 solo), including 4.5 tackles-for-loss and one sack...had three games with double-digit tackles: 15 against Oregon State (nine solo), 12 against Notre Dame (six solo) and 10 against USC (seven solo)...had two TFLs against Hawaii...returned lone interception of the season 52 yards for a touchdown against SMU...forced one fumble, recovered one fumble, had two quarterback hurries and recorded a pass break-up.
SOPHOMORE (2008): Joined the team in August, 2008, after transferring from Moorpark College in Southern California.

HOFFMAN-ELLIS' MOORPARK COLLEGE CAREER
Started 11 of team's 12 games at outside linebacker...recorded 91 tackles and two sacks...also competed on the track and field team...threw javelin and competed in long jump and on team's 4x100-meter relay team...relay team ran the fastest time in five years for Moorpark...SoCal qualifier in the long jump...finished fifth in state in the javelin, throwing the sixth-best mark in school history...was inducted into the Moorpark Hall of Fame in javelin.

HOFFMAN-ELLIS' HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Lettered once each in football, track and field, baseball and basketball...was team captain of the football team...started at middle linebacker, tight end and punter in first season playing football...recorded 70 tackles, four sacks and one forced fumble...garnered squad's "Most Outstanding Hustle" award...started for the basketball team after joining eight games into the season...team went to City Invitational Division Championship...started in the outfield for school's baseball team...city qualifier in the long jump, triple jump and shot put in first competitive season in track and field...city finalist in the triple jump...member of the gold medal-winning US National Team (15-16 year olds) for the Maccabi International Games (basketball).

DEFENSE	G/GS	TT	PT	AT	TFL	 SACKS	 PI/YDS
2009	11/9	84	55	29	4.5/-11	 1.0/-5	 1/52
2010	12/12	81	55	26	5.0/-25	 2.0/-18 2/12
2011	12/12	88	64	24	11.0/-43 2.0/-16 1/67
CAREER	35/33	253	174	79	20.5/-79 5.0/-39 4/131