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    Melvin Alaeze
    93 Melvin Alaeze
    Hometown:
    Baltimore, Md

    High School:
    Randallstown

    Last College:
    Hargrave Prep

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 265

    Position:
    DL

    Birthdate:
    05/25/1987

    Experience:
    5-4

    Prep School: Spent 2005 at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. ... Played in all 11 games, recording 27 tackles and four sacks ... Rated the No. 2 Prep School recruit in the nation by Rivals.com ... Coach at Hargrave was Robert Prunty.

    High School: A two-year letterwinner and starter at Randallstown (Md.) High School ... Transferred from Calvert Hall after his sophomore season ... Saw action at defensive end, defensive tackle, tight end, fullback, tailback, punter and handled kickoff duties ... Posted 110 tackles, 18.5 sacks, and 30.5 tackles for loss as a senior ... Also ran for 351 yards and four touchdowns, caught 17 passes for 257 yards and four TDs while averaging nearly 40 yards per punt ... Registered 50 tackles and 16 sacks as a junior while rushing for one TD and catching another ... Earned nearly every honor imaginable as a senior ... A Parade All-American ... First team All-American by USA Today, consensus first team all-state and All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year (Baltimore Sun) ... Was ranked as the No. 1 defensive end in the country by ESPN.com's Tom Lemming and by Rivals.com ... Named to PrepStar's Top 100 Dream Team and was that publication's No. 19 player in the nation, regardless of position ... Named a SuperPrep All-American and Elite 50 selection who was that publication's second-rated defensive line prospect in the nation ... Rated the 13th-best player overall by Rivals.com ... Played in and was the defensive MVP of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl for the East squad ... A second team all-state selection who was also first team All-Metro (Baltimore Sun), all-division and all-county as a junior ... also competed two years in basketball ... Over 50 offers out of high school included Virginia Tech, Miami (Fla.), Southern California and Ohio State ... High school coach was Albert Howard.

    Personal: Born May 25, 1987 ... Son of Dinma and Theresa Alaeze ... last name is pronounced uh-LAZY ... is of Nigerian descent.

    updated 8/06

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