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Bates and Gonzalez named co-presidents of Penn State Uplifting Athletes chapter
Season: Appeared in seven games...Made collegiate debut vs. Akron (9/2) on special teams...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut in 2017...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear in 2017.
Akron (9/2): Made collegiate debut...Appeared on both special teams and offense. Pittsburgh (9/9): Appeared on special teams. Georgia State (9/16): Appeared on special teams and offense. at Iowa (9/23): Saw time on special teams. Nebraska (11/18): Saw time on special teams. at Maryland (11/25): Saw time on offense and special teams. vs. Washington (12/30): Appeared on offense and special teams.
➤ 2016 ➤ True Freshman Season
➤ High School
Two-year letterman for head coach Mark Crabtree at Dublin Coffman High School...Served as team captain as senior...Helped lead the Rocks to the Ohio Capital Conference title in 2014...Earned All-Ohio Division I first team honors from the Associated Press as a senior...Also earned Ohio-South All-Region and Columbus Dispatch All-City honors in 2015...Started his high school career as a defensive lineman...Consensus three-star tackle...Ranked No. 34 prospect in Ohio and No. 73 offensive tackle by 247Sports...Ranked as the 43rd-best offensive tackle in the country and 17th-ranked recruit in Ohio by ESPN...Rated as the 46th-ranked player in Ohio by Rivals...Ranked by Scout as 58th-best offensive tackle prospect, 16th offensive tackle in the Midwest and third-ranked offensive tackle in Ohio...Also played power forward for the Dublin Coffman basketball team as a sophomore and junior.
Full name is Alexander Konrad Gellerstedt...Son of Stephanie and Steve Gellerstedt...Has one brother, Jack...Hobbies include fishing and playing basketball...Planning to major in accounting...Born February 14, 1998 in Cleveland, Ohio.