Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Arizona: 3L ... As a fifth-year senior, Alford is likely to switch sides and help the staff as a student assistant.. Three-year letterman with experience in 2007in all 12 games as a special teams player and backup... Had six tackles on kicking units junior year... Special teams' letterman in 2006 and in his redshirt freshman '05 season, while working as backup linebacker... Three tackles in 2006 on kickoff coverage unit, including hits against Cal, Stanford and UCLA... Played in 10 games... Played in nine games in 2005, with four tackles ... A redshirt for the 2004 season ... Originally signed at another school but did not attend in fall 2003 ... Enrolled at Arizona in mid-year and participated in winter conditioning program and spring ball 2004. High School: East Jefferson High School, New Orleans, La., 2003 ... SuperPrep Louisiana 45 honors out of high school and listed as the No. 24 prospect in the state ... Had 146 tackles as a junior, with two forced fumbles, a recovery and a sack ... Missed eight games his senior year with a knee injury, but had 14 tackles in the final two games ... Played defensive back as a sophomore ... All-district honors ... Four-year track letterman, with 4.6 speed ... Originally signed with West Virginia in 2003, but also had offers from Big 12, ACC and SEC teams. Personal: Academic major is sociology ... Son of Carolyn and Ray Alford of New Orleans, La. ... Family was displaced by Hurricane Katrina in late August 2005 and out of touch for several days after the storm... Notes that the last linebacker from the New Orleans area to play at Arizona was Charlie Camp of the `Desert Swarm' defenses ... Date of birth: Nov. 7, 1986, in Metairie, La.

Alford's Career Totals
2005	9-0	2	2	4
2006	10-0	3	0	3
2007	12-0	2	4	6
Total	31-0	7	6	13