MW snnounces All-Academic Aztecs for fall 2014
FB: Aztecs run past San Jose State, 38-7
FB: Joel Alesi named a Burlsworth Trophy nominee
FB: Joel Alesi named to Ray Guy Award Watch List
SDSU-New Mexico postgame notes
In his fifth season with the program, although 2012 marked his on-field debut ... Is listed as the starting punter after the spring season ... A consistent punter, who earned his way to the starting position for the opening game the past two seasons (2012-13) ... Has 59 career punts, averaging 39.83 yards per punt ... That would rank 10th in SDSU history if he had enough punt attempts (90) ... Only has two touchbacks in 59 career punts and only 12 have been returned.
2013: Was on the Ray Guy Award Watch List ... Punted 53 times for 2,089 yards (39.42 avg.) ... Out of his 53 punts, 17 were inside the 20, seven inside the 10 and two inside the 5 ... Twenty-one of his 53 punts were fair caught and nine went for 50-plus yards ... Only 12 of his 53 punts were returned ... If you took away his 10 punts inside the opponents' territory, he would have averaged 40.74 yards per attempt (43-for-1,752) ... vs. Eastern Illinois (Aug. 31) ... Punted five times in the opener vs. Eastern Illinois for 232 yards, averaging 46.4 yards per attempt ... Three of his five punts landed inside the 10-yard line, including one at the 1 ... at No. 3/2 Ohio State (Sept. 7) ... Had a career-high seven punts for a then career-high 249 yards at Ohio State ... Only one of the seven punts were returned (10 yards) and four were fair caught ... vs. Oregon State (Sept. 21) ... Punted three times for 100 yards vs. Oregon State ... None of the punts were returned as one was downed, one was out-of-bounds and one was fair caught ... One of his punts ended up inside the 20 ... at New Mexico State (Sept. 28) ... Punted three times for 133 yards (44.3 avg.) at New Mexico State ... Had a long of 50, one was fair caught and only one was returned for six yards, giving him a then season-high 42.3 net average ... vs. Nevada (Oct. 4) ... Had a solid day against Nevada, punting four times for 201 yards, averaging 50.3 yards per attempt ... An impressive three of his four punts went for 50-plus yards, including a long of 54 yards ... Two of his punts finished inside the 20-yard line and the 10-yard line, including the final one on the 1-yard line to pin Nevada with 23 seconds left in regulation and the game tied at 44 ... Ended up posting a net punt average of 46.5 ... Was named the MW Special Teams Player of the Week on Oct. 7 for his play, and also a CFPA Honorable Mention Performer of the Week ... at Air Force (Oct. 10) ... Punted two times for 102 yards, averaging a career-high 51.0 yards per punt at Air Force ... Ended up setting a season high and tying a career high with a 56-yard punt ... One of his two punts ended up inside the 20 and neither was returned ... Ended up setting a career high with a 51.0 net average ... Was named a CFPA Honorable Mention Performer of the Week for the second straight week ... vs. No. 15/18 Fresno State (Oct. 26) ... Punted five times for 204 yards and a 40.8 average ... Three of his five punts were fair caught and two were inside the opponents' 20-yard line ... His fourth attempt ended up being a touchback, snapping his streak of 33 straight punts without a touchback to start his career ... None of his five attempts were returned ... vs. New Mexico (Nov. 2) ... Had two punts for 73 yards against New Mexico, averaging 36.5 per attempt ... Ended up with the same net punt average as one was fair caught and the other was returned, but for zero yards ... at San José State (Nov. 9) ... Was called upon to punt four times at San José State for 131 yards, averaging 32.8 yards per boot ... None of the four punts were returned and two were fair caught ... Also recorded his first career tackle ... at Hawai'i (Nov. 16) ... Had a busy day at Hawai'i, tying a career high with seven punts for 238 yards (34.0 avg.) ... Also tied a career high with three punts inside the 20, including one in the 10, and added a 51-yarder ... vs. Boise State (Nov. 23) ... Tied a career high once again with seven punts vs. Boise State for a career-high 262 yards and a 37.4 average ... Three of the seven punts landed inside the 20, tying a career high ... Posted a long of 50 yards ... at UNLV (Nov. 30) ... Was called upon for three punts for 127 yards (42.3 avg.) at UNLV with a long of 48 yards ... Two of the three punts were inside the 20 ... vs. Buffalo (Dec. 21, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl) ... Punted just once for 37 yards in SDSU's win against Buffalo at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise.
2012: Saw action at the punter position in two games for the Aztecs ... Posted a 43.50 punt average, which would have ranked 19th in the country if he had enough attempts to qualify (75 percent of games played, 3.6 punts per game) ... Four of his six punts were fair caught, none of the six were returned ... Logged his first career playing time in the opener at Washington ... Punted two times for 98 yards (49.0 avg.), including a career-long 56-yarder ... Neither punt against the Huskies was returned ... Punted four times for 163 yards (40.8 avg.) against San José State ... Three of his four attempts were fair caught and none were returned ... In games in which he did not punt, he was listed second on the depth chart behind Seamus McMorrow.
2011: Did not play in his second season at SDSU.
2010: Joined the squad during the fall camp and ended up using his redshirt campaign.
High School: Member of the football team for three years at Christian High School, where he punted and also played defensive line and tight end ... Averaged over 44 yards per kick in 2009, highlighted by a long of 70 yards ... Scored three career TDs on an interception, blocked punt and fumble recovery ... Named the Patriots' Special Teams MVP his final campaign ... An all-academic selection, who also competed in track & field four years ... League champion and sixth at CIFs in the discus as a junior.
Personal: Born Feb. 3, 1992, in El Cajon, Calif. ... Son of Thomas and Kathleen Alesi ... Father, Thomas, attended SDSU, as did his grandfather and several aunts and uncles ... Sister, Rachel, is on the Aztec track & field team ... Majoring in exercise and nutritional sciences.