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  Alex Ghebreselassie
Alex Ghebreselassie

Player Profile
Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Chula Vista, CA

High School:
Bonita Vista

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 189

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
01/25/1980

Experience:
1V

UCLA -- Alex is one of several young receivers who will be competing for playing time this season.

2004 -- Did not appear in a game and worked with the scout team in practices.

2003 -- Did not see action in his first year in the program and has three seasons of eligibility remaining.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Earned three varsity letters at Bonita Vista High School in Chula Vista, CA for coach Carl Parrick ... PrepStar All-America selection ... SuperPrep All-American (No. 36 wide receiver) ... SuperPrep's No. 38 prospect in FarWest ... Rated No. 4 wide receiver in West by PacWest Football.com ... All-West selection (No. 59 prospect) by Tom Lemming ... Selected second-team All-State by CalHiSports.com ... A four-star selection by rivals.com ... Rated No. 8 `athlete' nationally and No. 30 prospect in West by rivals.com ... TheInsiders.com three-star selection ... Rated No. 31 wide receiver nationally by The Insiders.com ... Member of Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 ... Named Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honorable mention ... Played in the CaliFlorida Bowl ... Averaged close to 20 yards per reception throughout his career... As a senior, he also played quarterback and defensive back ... Had 52 receptions for 960 yards and 13 touchdowns ... Holds the school records for receptions in a career, touchdowns in a season and touchdowns in a career ... A pre-season rivals/PrepStar magazine All-American ... Made 48 receptions for 903 yards and 14 touchdowns on offense and made a school record total of seven interceptions as a safety in 2001 ... Also lettered one season in track for coach Ian Cummings.

PERSONAL -- Full Name: Alexander Kibrom Ghebreselassie ... Born: January 25, 1985 in Denver, CO ... Parents: Kibrom and Alganesh Ghebreselassie ... Has two sisters, Ida and Helen ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as throwing the game-winning touchdown pass on a flea-flicker to beat La Costa Canyon and end a 21-year playoff losing streak ... Admires and patterns his style of play after NFL receiver Terrell Owens ... Hobbies include video games and playing basketball ... Math is his favorite class ... Relative of former Bruin distance running great Meb Keflezighi ... Earned spot on the Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2003 and Winter 2004 ... Planning to major in business but is currently undeclared.


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