11Alex Wheat, Jr.
Utah State football head coach Gary Andersen, along with junior center Tyler Larsen and senior safety McKade Brady, held a news conference Monday to open the 2012 season.
2012 (SO): Played in four games... Did not record any statistics.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played wide receiver at Palomar (Calif.) College... Earned second-team all-Southern Conference honors after tallying 47 receptions for 854 yards (18.2 ypg) and 11 touchdowns.
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-year letterwinner at wide receiver at Alpharetta (Ga.) High School... Posted 18 receptions for 228 yards (12.7 ypc) with one touchdown during his senior season... Added one kick return for 15 yards... Also a three-year letterwinner in basketball and two-year letterwinner in track & field... Placed second in the triple jump at the Region 6-5A meet and qualified for the state meet as a senior after finishing third as a junior... Earned MVP honors of the KSA Holiday Basketball Tournament in senior season.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 5, 1992... Son of Alex Wheat, Sr. and Kalessa Williams... Has two brothers and one sister... Is the nephew of Ted Ginn, Jr., wide receiver and kick returner for the Carolina Panthers... Majoring in sociology.