UT Football BIO
85 Alex Steigerwald

Career field goal percentage of 85.7 percent (36-of-42) would be close to the NCAA record if he had enough attempts to qualify...The NCAA’s all-time leader is John Lee (UCLA 1982-85) who made 79-of-92 attempts (85.9%)...For kickers with between 45-54 attempts, the leader is Bobby Raymond (Florida 1983-84), who made 43-of-49 attempts (87.8%)...Connected on MAC-record 23 straight field goals over the 2007 and 2008 seasons.

16-of-21 on field goal attempts...Fourth in MAC with 16 field goals made...Connected on all three field-goal tries vs. CMU, including a 45-yarder...Hit a career-best 48-yarder in 13-10 win over Michigan that hit the cross bar and bounced over...Named MAC West Division Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance vs. UM...Also earned honorable mention honors for Lou Groza Award National Kicker of the Week...Missed a 27-yarder vs. Ball State on Oct. 4, breaking a string of 23 straight field goals, beating the previous MAC record of 19 set by UT’s Jason Robbins (2004-05)...Came seven short of NCAA record of 30 set by Washington’s Chuck Nelson (1981-82)...Made 3-of-3 field goals vs. FIU on Sept. 27...All three FGs were longer than 40 yards, including a career-long 47-yarder...Named MAC West Special Teams Player of the Week for performances vs. Arizona (Sept. 6) and Fresno State (Sept. 20)...Made 3-of-3 field goal attempts vs. Arizona and 2-of-2 vs. Fresno.

Named second-team All-MAC...A perfect 13-of-13 on his field goal attempts to lead MAC and the country in field-goal percentage...Only kicker in nation in 2007 with at least 10 made field goals to have a perfect mark...Going back to 2006, had made 14 straight field goals...His last miss was a 36-yard attempt vs. Ball State on Nov. 14, 2006, the only miss of his career (20-of-21 overall)...Hit a game-winning 40-yard field goal with no time on the clock in a 43-40 win over Ohio on Oct. 20...Hit a career-long 44-yarder vs. Purdue on Sept. 1.

Stepped in as a freshman as the team’s placekicker for field goals and extra points...Hit 7-of-8 field goals and 30-of-31 extra points...Longest field goal was 39 yards...Scored a touchdown on a 19-yard run off a fake field goal against Akron.

High School
Made 19-of-21 field goal attempts in two seasons, including 7-of-7 field goals as a senior...Connected on 12-of-14 field goals as a junior, with a career long of 47 yards...Earned first-team All-Northeast Lakes District, All-Cuyahoga County and second-team all-state as a senior...Made second-team all-state as a punter as a junior, averaging 42.9 yards per punt.

Full name is Alex Joseph Steigerwald...Birthdate: Feb. 21, 1988...Parents are Miki and Bill Steigerwald...Communication major.

Career Statistics

Year FGM-FGA 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Long XP
2006 7/8 0-0 2-2 5-6 0-0 0-0 39 30-31
2007 13-13 1-1 7-7 3-3 2-2 0-0 44 44-47
2008 16-21 0-0 7-10 4-4 5-7 0-0 48 28-30
Totals 36-42 1-1 16-19 12-13 7-9 0-0 48 102-108

Career Game Highs
Long: 48 Yards (Michigan, 10-11-08)
Most Field Goals: 3 (Four times, last vs. CMU, 10-25-08)

Position: Place Kicker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 181
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mayfield Village, OH
High School: Cleveland Benedictine