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#38 Alex Knipp
Position: Strong Safety
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 193
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Amherst, Ohio
High School: Steele
Experience: 1 Letter
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Alex Knipp
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 12/05/2006

 

• 2009 Ball State Ray Louthen Award (Leadership) Co-Recipient 

• 2007 All-Mid-American Conference Third Team •

2009 (Sr.):  Started 11 games and played in all 12 to earn fourth letter . . . played in all 51 games in his four-year career . . . led Ball State with 13 tackles in the season opener vs. North Texas . . . led the Cardinals with nine tackles vs. Bowling Green . . . tallied 10 tackles at Auburn . . . managed first interception of the season and third of his career at Northern Illinois . . . ranked third for the Cardinals in tackles . . . ranked 22nd in the Mid-American Conference in tackles . . . forced fumbles at Army and at Northern Illinois . . . credited with a tackle for loss at Eastern Michigan.

2008 (Jr.): Played in all 14 games to earn third letter . . . started 12 contests, including the final 10 . . . season high 13 tackles vs. Tulsa in the GMAC Bowl and at Central Michigan . . . added 11 tackles vs. Eastern Michigan . . . interceptions at Indiana and vs. Eastern Michigan . . . tied his career high with two pass breakups vs. Western Michigan . . . nine tackles at Navy, vs. Northern Illinois and at Miami University . . . first career sack vs. Tulsa in the GMAC Bowl.

2007 (So.): Played in all 13 games . . . earned second letter . . . started 10 contests, including the final nine . . . career high 15 tackles vs. Toledo . . . also tallied double figure tackle totals vs. Western Kentucky (11), at Western Michigan (10) and at Illinois (11) . . . credited with tackles for loss at Eastern Michigan and vs. Central Michigan . . . recorded the third interception of his career vs. Central Michigan and returned it 57 yards, which was the longest interception return of the season for Ball State . . . registered his second interception of the season at Western Michigan, and his pick stalled the Broncos’ final drive of the game with 20 seconds left in the contest to secure a Ball State victory . . . managed his third interception of the year at Illinois and his fourth vs. Toledo . . . ranked second for the Cardinals with four interceptions.

2006 (Fr.): Played in all 12 games and started four contests as a true freshman to earn first letter . . . managed a season high five tackles at Central Michigan and at Miami University . . . registered first career tackle for loss vs. Kent State in the season finale . . . tallied first career interception in first collegiate contest vs. Eastern Michigan . . . had second career interception at Purdue . . . credited with a blocked punt vs. Indiana . . . managed a career high two pass breakups at Toledo . . . ranked eighth on the team in tackles . . . credited with four kickoff returns on the season, including a career-long 23 yarder vs. Western Michigan.

High School: Earned three letters in football for Coach Keith Grabowski . . . helped team to a 7-3 record as a senior and a 24-8 mark in his career . . . managed 246 carries for 2,008 yards rushing and an 8.7 yards-per-carry average . . . had 27 rushing touchdowns and six catches for 86 yards and three TDs as a senior . . . averaged 25.0 yards per kickoff return and 15.3 yards per punt return plus scored 30 total touchdowns in his senior season . . . tallied 58 tackles, one tackle for loss and three interceptions in final season . . . tallied 5,531 all-purpose yards in his career with 63 TDs . . . rushed 545 times for 4,435 career yards with 53 TDs . . . managed 14 career receptions for 228 yards and four TDs . . . averaged 25.9 yards per kick return and 16.9 yards per punt return in his career . . . totalled 139 tackles and eight interceptions in his career . . . Lorain County’s first ever back-to-back 2,000-yard rusher . . . two-time All-Southwestern Conference and All-Lorain County . . . led Ohio Division I in rushing and scoring as a senior . . . Ohio North-South All-Star . . . All-Northeast Lakes as a senior . . . holds 14 school records.

Personal: Son of Tom and Vickie Knipp . . . one brother and one sister . . . brother, Jake, plays football at Baldwin Wallace . . . born Dec. 4, 1987, in Lorain, Ohio . . . full name is Alexander Michael Knipp. 

KICK RETURNS gno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2006 12 4 70 0 23 17.5 5.8
2007 13 3 47 0 19 15.7 3.6
2008 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2009 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 51 7 117 0 23 16.7 2.3
 
INTERCEPTIONS gno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2006 12 2 39 0 30 19.5 3.2
2007 13 4 78 0 57 19.5 6.0
2008 14 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2009 12 1 13 0 13 13.0 1.1
TOTAL 51 9 130 0 57 14.4 2.5
 
ALL PURPOSE grushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2006 12 0 0 0 70 39 109 9.1
2007 13 0 0 0 47 78 125 9.6
2008 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2009 12 0 0 0 0 13 13 1.1
TOTAL 51 0 0 0 117 130 247 4.8
 
TACKLES guaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2006 12 15 18 33 0.5 6 0 0 1
2007 13 30 52 82 1.5 6 0 0 0
2008 14 58 38 96 3.5 8 0 0 0
2009 12 42 40 82 0.5 3 2 0 0
TOTAL 51 145 148 293 6.0 23 2 0 1
 
SACKS g ua a total yards
2006 12 0 0 0.0 0
2007 13 0 0 0.0 0
2008 14 1 0 1.0 4
2009 12 0 0 0.0 0
TOTAL 51 1 0 1.0 4