Alex Barrett
Alex  Barrett


Mesa, Ariz.

High School:
Desert Ridge High

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 255

Defensive Lineman



Aztecs in the NFL: Week 10

Aztecs in the NFL: Week 10


Aztecs in the NFL: Week Nine

Aztecs in the NFL: Week Nine


Aztecs in the NFL: Week Eight

Aztecs in the NFL: Week Eight


Aztecs in the NFL: Week Seven

Aztecs in the NFL: Week Seven


Aztecs in the NFL: Week Six

Aztecs in the NFL: Week Six


Aztecs Win Mountain West Championship

San Diego State defeated Air Force, 27-24, to win the Mountain West title.


San Diego State 48, Utah State 14

The Aztecs defeat visitor Utah State, on October 23, 2015.


San Diego State @ San Jose State

Photos from San Diego State @ San Jose State on Oct. 17, 2015


SDSU vs. Idaho

Football, USATSI Gallery -- 11/8/14

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  • Two-time First-Team All-Mountain West (2015-16)
  • 2014 Hon. Mention All-Mountain West
  • Three-time SDSU Defensive Lineman of the Year (2014-16)
  • 2016 Dr. R. Hardy/C.E. Peterson Memorial Trophy (team captain award)

    Physical defender who Coach Rocky Long called the best defensive tackle in the Mountain West in 2014 and the best defensive lineman in 2016 ... A quick and agile athlete, who always seems to be in the right place at the right time ... Moved to right defensive end in 2015, but moved back to defensive tackle for final two games with starting DT Christian Heyward out for the year with a torn ACL ... Battled a dislocated shoulder most of his final season ... Finished his SDSU career tied for fourth in sacks (19.0) and tied for seventh in tackles for loss (40.0).

    SENIOR SEASON (2016)
    Was named a captain by his teammates ... Was chosen as a first-team all-MW selection for the second straight season, becoming the first Aztec defensive lineman to earn first-team all-MW honors multiple times ... Was named SDSU's defensive lineman of the year for a third straight season and also earned the team's Dr. R. Hardy/C.E. Peterson Memorial Trophy (team captain award) ... Was named a preseason first-team all-Mountain West selection by six outlets, including the Mountain West media, ESPN College Football, Sporting News, Lindy's Sports, Athlon Sports and Paul Myerberg of USA Today ... Was also named a preseason second-team pick by Phil Steele's 2016 College Football Preview ... Also was listed second on the "Five-Best MW Pro Prospects" by Campus Insiders, eighth on "MW's Top-10 NFL Talent" by Lindy's Sports and 10th as the "Top Defensive Ends on the 2017 NFL Draft Board" by Lindy's ... Also was deemed the "33rd-Best Draft-Eligible Defensive End" by Phil Steele, a "Top-25 Player to Watch" by the Orlando Sentinel and a "SDSU Player to Watch" by Lindy's ... Had another good season with 54 tackles (29 solo), team highs of 7.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss, along with 16 quarterback hurries and four pass breakups in 14 starts ... Ranked fifth in the MW in sacks per game (0.54) and sixth in tackles for loss per game (0.93) ... Had a monster opener against New Hampshire, registering five tackles (four solo), two sacks (and two tackles for loss) for 14 yards and four pass breakups ... The four PBUs were the most in FBS play during the first weekend and tied for the fifth most in a game in program history ... Registered four tackles (two solo), including a 6-yard sack (and tackle for loss) in another start vs. California ... Also added a game-high-tying three quarterback hurries ... Had four tackles (three solo) at Northern Illinois, including two tackles for loss for 11 yards and a 10-yard sack ... Recorded five tackles at South Alabama, despite dislocating a shoulder ... Registered four tackles (three solo) with a 10-yard sack (and tackle for loss) in a start against UNLV, despite the dislocated shoulder ... Had three tackles, a 3-yard sack (and TFL) and a game-high two QBH in a start at Fresno State ... Registered three tackles (two solo) with a 3-yard tackle for loss and two quarterback hurries against San José State ... Came up with five stops (two solo), including a 1/2 sack (and tackle for loss), and four quarterback hurries at Utah State ... Only had one tackle against Hawai'i, but it went down for a 2-yard loss ... Also added a quarterback hurry ... Made three stops, including 0.5 tackles for loss in a start at Nevada ... Also added a quarterback hurry ... Registered five stops in a start at Wyoming, while adding a quarterback hurry ... Had five tackles, including a 1-yard tackle for loss, against Colorado State ... Came up with two stops (one solo) and a quarterback hurry in a start at Wyoming in the MW Championship game ... Recorded four tackles (three solo), including two for a loss and a 9-yard sack against Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl ... Also added a quarterback hurry.

    JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
    Was named a first-team all-Mountain West selection by the league's coaches and media ... Also was chosen as the team's Defensive Lineman of the Year for the second straight season ... Was on the Rotary Lombardi Watch List, which goes out to the top lineman or linebacker near the line of scrimmage ... Earned postseason first-team all-MW honors from Phil Steele ... Also was named a first-team preseason all-Mountain West selection by Phil Steele, and second-team picks by Athlon Sports and Lindy's Sports ... Has been deemed an "SDSU Player to Watch" by Lindy's ... Had 62 tackles (33 solo) on the season to go along with 13.0 tackles for a loss, 5.5 sacks, seven quarterback hurries, two interceptions, including one for a touchdown, two forced fumbles and a pass breakup ... His 62 tackles were the most among the Aztec defensive linemen (next highest was 38) ... Ranked 10th in the MW in tackles for loss per game (0.93) and fifth among defensive linemen in tackles per game (4.43) ... Had a solid first outing of the season vs. San Diego, making four tackles with one for a loss, a sack and a pass breakup ... Recorded four tackles (three solo) in another start at California, including 1.0 TFL ... Also had a game-high two quarterback hurries ... Made five stops against South Alabama ... Made four tackles at Penn State, including 1.5 for a loss ... Had seven tackles vs. Fresno State ... Added 0.5 sacks and a tackle for loss ... Made one solo stop in another start at Hawai`i ... Had another good all-around game at San José State with five tackles (all solo), including two for eight yards of loss, and a 10-yard interception ... The interception was the first of his career, while the two tackles for loss were a season best ... Finished with five tackles (three solo) against Utah State, including a 6-yard sack (and tackle for loss) and a forced fumble ... Had five tackles with one for a 4-yard loss to go along with a quarterback hurry at Colorado State ... Had another big game against Wyoming, coming up with four tackles (all solo), including a career-high three tackles for loss and a career-high-tying two sacks ... Both sacks came on third-down plays, allowing the Aztecs to get the ball back on a punt ... Made one stop in another stat at UNLV before an injury sidelined him early in the game ... Returned healthy against Nevada, making six tackles with a 13-yard sack (and TFL) and two quarterback hurries ... Had a season-high eight tackles against Air Force in the Mountain West Championship game, while adding 0.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble ... The eight tackles also matched a career best ... The forced fumble was his second of the season and third of his career ... Had three tackles (all solo) vs. Cincinnati in the Hawai`i Bowl and added a 43-yard interception for a touchdown that put SDSU up, 42-0 ... The touchdown was the first of his career.

    Was named an honorable-mention pick by the Mountain West media and coaches ... Was also selected as the team's Defensive Lineman of the Year ... Also was on the MW midseason second team by Phil Steele ... Started and played in each of the first 10 games before missing the Air Force and San José State contest with a foot injury, and also the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Navy ... Had 39 tackles (21 solo), 9.0 tackles for loss, three sacks, three pass breakups, six quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and a blocked kick ... Ranked second on the team in tackles for loss (9.0) and tied for second in sacks (3.0), despite missing the final three games ... Ranked ninth in the MW and sixth among defensive linemen with 0.90 tackles for loss per game ... Was also eighth in tackles per game (3.9) among defensive linemen ... The 9.0 TFL are the most by an Aztec defensive lineman since Ernie Lawson had 9.5 in 2010 ... Made his first career start in the opener vs. Northern Arizona, making five tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss, while adding his first career blocked kick ... Had another good all-around game in another start at No. 21/23 North Carolina, recording three tackles (two solo), 1.0 TFL, his first two career PBUs and two quarterback hurries ... The first PBU was deflected to Jon Sanchez, who intercepted the pass and ran it six yards ... The play set up a 12-yard touchdown run by Donnel Pumphrey, giving SDSU its first lead of the game ... Started for a third straight game at Oregon State, recording five tackles ...Had another big game vs. UNLV, making three tackles (all solo), a career-high-tying two sacks and two tackles for loss ... Came up with four tackles (three solo) and a game-high two quarterback hurries at Fresno State in another start ... Had two solo stops and a quarterback hurry at New Mexico ... Made two tackles (one solo), including a 5-yard sack (and TFL) and his third pass breakup of the season vs. Hawai`i ... Started again at Nevada, where he recorded five tackles (three solo) and a TFL ... The five stops were tied for the third most on the team ... Set a career high with eight tackles (three solo), 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble in another start vs. Idaho ... Had already set a career high with six in the first half ... The eight tackles ranked third on the team and tied for fourth in the game ... Came up with two assisted stops and a quarterback hurry in a start at Boise State ... Missed the final three games - Air Force, San José State and Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl - with a foot injury ... Had surgery on the foot in December.

    Played well off the bench over 12 games in limited snaps, posting 15 tackles (eight solo), 5.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks ... The three sacks were tied for second on the team, while the 5.0 TFL ranked sixth ... Did not play in the opener vs. Eastern Illinois ... Logged his first career collegiate appearance at No. 3/2 Ohio State without recording a stat ... Played off the bench again vs. Oregon State without cracking the stat sheet ... Made his first career tackle, a solo stop, at New Mexico State ... Came off the bench again vs. Nevada without making the stat sheet ... Had a breakout game at Air Force with starter Cody Galea battling a flu, finishing with two sacks for 16 yards and four tackles (three solos) ... The 2.0 sacks were the most by an Aztec since Everett Beed recorded 2.0 sacks at Wyoming on Nov. 24, 2012 ... The 2.0 TFL were also a season high ... Made one stop off the bench vs. No. 15/18 Fresno State ... Played against New Mexico without recording a stat ... Made two tackles with 1.0 TFL at San José State ... Made one assisted tackle off the bench at Hawai'i ... In his first game listed at No. 2 on the depth chart at defensive tackle rather than third at defensive line, he had two tackles (both solo), both for a loss and a 4-yard sack vs. Boise State ... Played again at defensive tackle off the bench at UNLV and tied a season high with four tackles ... Played against Buffalo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, but did not record a stat.

    Redshirted his first season at SDSU.

    Two-time first-team all-state selection at Desert Ridge High School ... First-team all-region on defense and East Valley all-region on both sides of the ball as a junior ... Was named his team's outstanding offensive lineman in 2009 and 2011 ... Tabbed to the all-Arizona Super 25 his senior campaign and also was rated the 32nd-best recruit in the state of Arizona by ESPNU ... Two-star defensive lineman by, who earned a Scouts, Inc. grade of 73 ... Also lettered in track, finishing second in the state last year in the shot put ... Was Desert Ridge's MVP in track on two occasions.

    Alejandro Barrett was born March 6, 1994, in Yuma, Ariz. ... Son of Audry and Elena Barrett ... Has two younger brothers ... Also drew interest from Fresno State, Army, Arizona State, New Mexico, Air Force, Montana, Northern Colorado and San José State ... Is majoring in social science.

    Tackles: 8 vs. Air Force (12/5/15), vs. Idaho (11/8/14)
    Tackles For Loss: 3.0 vs. Wyoming (11/14/15)
    Sacks: 2.0, four times
    Interceptions: 1 vs. Cincinnati (12/24/15), at San José State (10/17/15)
    Pass Breakups: 4 vs. New Hampshire (9/3/16)
    Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. Air Force (12/5/15), vs. Utah State (10/23/15), vs. Idaho (11/8/14)
    Blocked Kicks: 1 vs. Northern Arizona (8/30/14)
    Defensive Touchdowns: 1 vs. Cincinnati (12/25/15)

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