Fort Hays State linebacker Alex Whitehill has been named a Consensus Draft Services Preseason First Team All-American.
The McPherson native 11 games at linebacker as a junior last season and racked up 114 tackles, which ranked him second in the MIAA and 12th nationally. He recorded double digits in tackles in seven of the team’s 11 games and led or tied for the team lead in tackles 10 times. For his efforts, he was an honorable mention All-MIAA selection and a first team choice on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team.
Whitehill has appeared in all 33 games for the Tigers over the past three years and has career totals of 165 tackles, including seven for loss, one forced fumble and an interception.