Alex Highsmith

LB

#56

Experience: R

Height: 6-4

Age: 22

Weight: 242 lbs

College: Charlotte

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Biography

2020 NFL Combine participant ... named to 2020 NFL all-Combine Team as edge rusher ... 2020 East-West Shrine Bowl ... 2019 3rd team all-America by AP and Pro Football Focus ... first 49er to earn all-America honors ... 2018 and 2019 First Team all-Conference USA (coaches) ... first 49er to be named first team all-C-USA twice ... 2019 1st team all-C-USA by PFF and Phil Steele .... Ranked 4th in the nation in sacks (14.0) and 5th in TFL (21.5) ... starting DE in 49ers' first-ever bowl game (2019 Bahamas Bowl) ... 2019 Team Captain ... 2019 Chuck Bednarik Award (Defensive Player of the Year) Watch List ... Burlsworth Trophy Semifinalist ... owns school records for sacks in a game (4.5), season (14.0) and career (20.0) and TFL in a game (5.0) and season (21.5) ... 2nd all-time with 46.0 TFL ... fifth all-time with 185 career tackles ... 2019 Preseason all-Conference USA (coaches) ... 2018 first-team all-C-USA by PFF and second-team by Phil Steele ... Joined the 49ers for the 2015 season as a walk-on ... earned scholarship during the summer of 2017.

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