Current Jesuit Sophomore Andy Alfieri (6-3 200 FB/LB 20′) is a part of one of the great football families ever to represent the state of Oregon. Many are familiar with his older brothers, led by current Stanford LB Joey Alfieri, who projects as a high round NFL pick in the 2018 draft.
Andy’s first two games of 2017 have featured him as the primary fullback, while also getting some reps at tailback, in two tough contests against Tigard and Central Catholic. Much like Joey, Andy possesses a unique combination of size and speed that put him in a special category of athlete.
UW commit Trey Lowe will get the bulk of the carries running behind Alfieri. The Crusaders lose a massive line from last season which helped them win a state title in 2015. That said as Andy gives a lot of love to the O line saying, ” The guys up front can play as people aren’t aware of how good our line is.” The Crusaders lost a host of talent to graduation, including one of Oregon’s best ever in Jaxson Kirkland (6-8 320 T). They will be led this year by one of America’s top centers in Travis Spreen (6-4 290).
Its extremely rare to see a kid like Andy still so young, yet fluid and physical. Alfieri has the potential of being one of the top RB’s and Linebackers in the country for his class. This combination of overall versatility, and high level NFL and D1 genes, will have him in the conversation among the nation’s best.
As most know his father Phil Alfieri played at Oregon St (1983-87) and for the New York Jets. His oldest brother Nick graduated from Georgetown as one of the Universities all time leading tacklers, and is currently headed to the German Super Bowl, playing professionally for the Schwabisch Hall Unicorns.
Mikey Alfieri will play at Oregon St and could end up being one of the teams breakout athletes, with Joey listed among the top players in college football right now. In 2016 he earned All Pac 12 honors, racking up 51 total tackles (30 solo), 10.5 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks. Impressive numbers which compliment some of his unreal testing times and results.
In summary Andy has a lot to live up to and is well on his way. The training and mentorship he has received growing up can’t be taught. Time and again you see the youngest within athletic families be the best of the bunch. That is far from being determined, but as of right now you will find very few Sophomore athletes nationwide who are at his level. Stay tuned as the future is very bright for the next Alfieri.